Opioid Use During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman visiting her doctor

Opioid use during pregnancy can affect women and their babies. Women may use opioids as prescribed, may misuse prescription opioids, may use illicit opioids such as heroin, or may use opioids as part of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Regardless of the reason, women who use opioids during pregnancy should be aware of the possible risks during pregnancy, as well as her potential treatment options for opioid use disorder.

Page last reviewed: July 1, 2019