“A new study has found that the risk of overdose drops in pregnant women but increases after giving birth.
The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, looked at women giving birth in Massachusetts.
Researchers also discovered that during pregnancy, opioid overdose events went down, the third trimester resulting in the lowest amount. However, after birth, that number rose and became especially high from 6 to 12 months after delivery.
Those who experienced an overdose event were “more likely to be younger, single, unemployed, less educated and less likely to have received adequate prenatal care,” Science Daily reported. They were more likely “to have evidence of homelessness or a diagnosis of anxiety or depression.”
Source: TheFix.com – July 20, 2018