Medication Use and Pain Management in Pregnancy: A Critical Review

@article{Black2019MedicationUA,
  title={Medication Use and Pain Management in Pregnancy: A Critical Review},
  author={Eleanor Black and Kok Eng Khor and Debra S Kennedy and Anuntapon Chutatape and Swapnil Sharma and Thierry Vancaillie and Apo Demirkol},
  journal={Pain Practice},
  year={2019},
  volume={19}
}
Pain during pregnancy is common, and its management is complex. Certain analgesics may increase the risk for adverse fetal and pregnancy outcomes, while poorly managed pain can result in adverse maternal outcomes such as depression and hypertension. Guidelines to assist clinicians in assessing risks and benefits of exposure to analgesics for the mother and unborn infant are lacking, necessitating evidence‐based recommendations for managing pain in pregnancy. 

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