I wanted to have a natural childbirth with my first child and once I actually experienced it I vowed to take every drug they offered me the second time around but when the time came I couldn’t go through with it.

Our “opioid crisis” has resulted in treating patients suffering in pain inhumanly while catering to those who were mistreated and unfortunately became addicted to pain meds.

Thanks for reading and sharing your story. Best wishes to you and your family.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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