“New Care Guidelines Released as Number of Babies Born Dependent on Opioids Increases”, Edmonton Journal

This current medical practice includes women who have been given prescription pain pills while pregnant. The concept of using a “rooming-in program” instead has shown to have better results in cases where a withdrawal is necessary. “About 50 to 75 per cent of infants born to women on opioids will need treatment for withdrawal. Traditionally, morphine has been used, with clinicians administering increasingly smaller doses over time until a baby is completely weaned off the replacement drug.” Read Meghan Potkin’s article (3.5 minute read), “New care guidelines released as number of babies born dependent on opioids increases” published January 11, 2018 in the Edmonton Journal.