Can I Take Painkiller While Pregnant?

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CDC Report Links Opioids in Pregnancy to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

The CDC released the findings of their new study published last week in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicating that taking opioid painkillers such as codeine, hydrocodone or oxycodone shortly before or during early pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. 

If you find yourself in this situation, please don't panic.  Although the headline is technically true, the risk is still very low.  Please read the rest of this post to learn more about what this study...

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