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Maternal, Child and Adolescent health Division

Opioids + Pregnancy​


Certain types of prescription painkillers are opioids. Opioids can cause problems for a developing baby, even before a woman knows she is pregnant. The California Department of Public Health is working to educate California’s moms-to-be and families about the risks associated with prescription opioids, especially during pregnancy.

This webpage is divided into two sub-pages, one with resources for health professionals and the other focused on consumer education. We invite you to explore and learn.


Public Education Materials

Opioid education materials for sharing with moms-to-be and families

Information for Health Professionals

Comprehensive information and toolkits for health providers
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