ive been addicted to pills for about two years now and i am 7 months pregnant. i have taken both hydracodone and oxycodone through my entire pregnancy so far. i take about six to ten pills a day. i havent told my ob this but everytime i've been for my check up the baby has been perfectly fine. i've been trying to stop, and only take about four to six pills a day. i know this is so horrible and i love my baby its just been so hard just to stop all together. will this have a bad longterm effect on my baby as he gets older
You HAVE to tell your OB! Your baby has a strong possibility if not probability, of being born drug addicted and that information NEEDS to be known in order to prevent your baby from suffering and worse! Please tell your OB....I know no one wants to admit they have a drug problem, but in this case, this is not just about you. This is also about your baby's life!
It's very important that you tell your OB so they can be prepared to help the baby through the w/d's... telling your OB will prevent them from running a lot of unnecessary tests on your baby if and when your baby starts withdrawing. Your OB can help you taper and you still have time to taper slowly enough to prevent baby from feeling the effects. PM me if you have q's- I would be glad to help if I can!
another reason you need to tell you OB is when they baby does start w/ds and the drs are not aware the social workers will be called in. if you are buying these drugs on the street chances are the baby could be taken from you. are you prepared for that posibility??
I agree with all of the above. You DO want to tell your OB and let him/her help you out. My daughters are both RN's in Labor and Delivery at a large hospital here in St. Louis and you do NOT want to be involved in what happens when a baby is born addicted and nobody knows about it. Please get help for you and your baby. Don't want to scare you, just want to help!!
I can tell you, your baby will be taken if born addicted! I am a former CPS worker and you are asking for trouble!! Please be safe and be honest with your DR. Time is running out, and the baby will have a hard time when delivered. I am just telling you like it is, and being straight forward. Again, not trying to scare you, just letting you know the procedure. Good Luck!
You know what sister, you'd better take control...you can do this!!!! Taper down, slowly, carefully, and seek help NOW!!! You're doing it already by cutting your doses, continue until you're at nothing.
I'm sure you keep saying, "tomorrow, tomorrow I'll quit" and look, it's seven months already. I don't think there will be long term effects. I took percocet while I was pregnant but it was under a doctor's supervision. And it was a much lower dose, regardless, you can do this!!!
the main damage to the baby is done in the first trimester..and u continued to use..at this point u have not told ur doctor..which is/was important..whether u want to quit or not..telling ur doctor even now so he can be prepared for anything unusual is imperative for ur baby's sake..I should not post on these type posts as it is hard for me to understand..but we r all different...we all have our own values and no one here is here to judge...hopefully all will be fine...and one day it is possible u will find a reason to quit...i am not sure what that reason may be since the life u r carrying was not the final straw... and to me it would be an ultimate reason as it is another human life..but we r different and everyone has different opinions on life in the womb...some do not believe it is true life and this would be a reason not to quit if quitting was not ur inclination
what do u think it would take to make u give up narcotics?
When my daughter was born 2 months early in 1983, I watched a little boy in the next bed go through with drawal from H. He was in a dark room, as the lights put him into hell. We were not allowed to touch other peoples babies, but I could no longer watch him suffer. So I would gown up and hold his pacifer in his mouth for him because he could not even do that. I would stand for hours trying to help him suck for comfort while his mother was off doing what ever she was doing. I do no think she was able to take him home, but that is not the issue here, the baby is. If you think wd is hard on you, a grown up who knows what is up, what do you think your baby will go through and will not even be able to understand what it is. You need to speak to your doc NOW. Take your pastor, neighbor, aunt, or kids sister with you, just get in there and love your baby enough to get the help you need. Everyone who posted here and told you they will take your baby is CORRECT. In many states they do a drug test on the baby and you do not even know that they have done it. It has become part of the labor and delivery. If you think you can have this baby at home and then deal with the wd, think again. This baby had no choice in your actions. Sorry I can not feel much sympathy for you, there are so many women who would love to be 7 months pregnant, awating the most wonderful day of their lives and you have taken it for granted. Get your s**t together now and get help.
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