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.