UB Doctor is Warning Pregnant Women Not to Use a Natural Supplement

Updated May 28, 2019

Praveen K. Chandrasekharan, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, published a case report about two newborns who experienced withdrawal due to the mothers’ chronic use of kratom. “From what our experience and what we saw with these two babies, we believe that moms may take it instead of opioids and the thought process that they’re not doing anything harmful to the growing fetus and creating awareness in the community, as a physician, by reporting this case, is what we intended to do,” he said.