UGA study found postpartum women used opioids during the pandemic
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - According to a recent study by the University of Georgia, new mothers who have given birth during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic have filled more opioid prescriptions.
The study conducted in Georgia says that postpartum women are experiencing a lot, including feeding or calming a crying baby and figuring out life as a new mother.
According to University of Georgia College of Public Health officials, out of more than 460,000 mothers who gave birth between July 2018 and December 2020, 38% were prescribed opioids.
Doctors have said that opioids should not be the first medication that postpartum women receive and suggests using Ibuprofen and moving up if the pain persists.
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