Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Her Sobriety

Nicole and Ben Veum, with their little boy, Adrian. Nicole was in recovery from opioid addiction when she gave birth to Adrian, and she worried the fentanyl in her epidural would lead to relapse, but it didn

Pain medications commonly used in labor present medical and mental challenges for pregnant women recovering from opioid addiction.

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