I am now 18 weeks pregnant and i smoke about 4 blues a day.. oxycodone 30 mg.. i use to always be the person that said i would never do anything while pregnant that would harm my baby if i ever became pregnant but overtime ive caught myself doing this.everyday now. I smoke them off foil after theyve been crushed up. Please dont judge and just give me honest answers. What can happen to my baby since im using oxycodone. Btw at my doctor appointments all my blood tests for genetics and everything came back fine and my last ultrasound at 16 weeks there was no abnormalties but im still scared that my child might have something wrong once hes born. Please let me know what things could happen. Thanks.
Have you told your doctor, it isn't healthy for your baby, and can cause many complications, you need to discuss this with your doctor, this is important , I'm not judging but you really need to stop or get help. Tons of my family even my sister has issue drug related . Best of luck
First off, I want to commend you for reaching out for help. That shows that you are already thinking about the well being of your baby, and that is the first step to getting help.
I actually have a fair bit of knowledge in this area, and would love to try to help you if you will let me.
Continuing to use this drug can cause harm to baby, primarily in he/she being born addicted. Nothing really causes chromosomnal abnormalities - that is something that happens at the moment of conception, so prenatal testing isn't really going to tell you what is going on. Babies withdrawing without medical help is not a pretty sight. It's pretty hard on them. It can also lead to long term challenges such as learning disabilities and also often leads to low birth weight.
It is equally dangerous to just try to stop on your own. At this point baby is addicted, so if you just stop cold turkey, or try to taper down on your own, baby is still going through withdrawals, just in the womb. It is possible to cause fetal demise by stopping without assistance.
You have only one option, and that is to come clean with your Dr. It is extremely important that you do so. Your Dr. can work with you in tapering and stopping now. He/she can help you do it in such a way that it is much easier on your baby. And if you continue, he/she can ensure the baby withdraws comfortably and painlessly after birth. I know you are probably afraid of CPS getting involved if you tell. However, if you don't, trust me, it won't take long for your Dr.'s to discover baby is addicted, and the involvement will then be far more intrusive and serious. You absolutely must tell. Please.
No one wants to judge you. YOu are a human being and you have an addiction issue. There is treatment and help available, and you can then go on to be the mother I know you can be. Please please get professional help. It won't be easy initially, but long term you will be so glad you did. And your child will be too!
I wish you nothing but the best. Please take care.
Thankyou all..i really dont want to tell my doctor because im scared that my baby will get taken away once hes born. If i dont have withdraws then will my baby still or no? I know i need to stop its just hard when people aroundme and someone i live with also does them. Hense the reason why i started smokeing them too.. so will my baby have special needs or anything?
You not having withdrawals does not mean your baby won't.
Honey, I know your afraid your baby will be taken away from you. Anyone in your situation would be. But I can tell you this for absolute certain - dealing with this issue now gives you and your baby a much healthier future. And social services seeing your are addressing the problem will have them look far more favorably on you then baby being born addicted and withdrawing without you making sure they know so they can help him/her. Does that make sense? They will notice, I can almost guarantee it. And you need help to stay clean as well, you really do.
No one can say whether baby will have special needs, but it's certainly not impossible. There are so many variables here. You have to work with your Dr. Part of being a good mom is putting your little ones' needs ahead of your fears, and that is what you need to do ok? And there is support and help out there, you just need to reach out for it.
You also MUST get out of that living situation. If people around you are smoking that, do you really want to bring a baby into that home? That isn't safe or healthy and I guarantee that if you do that, social services will take baby. They would have too. And they will find out...they always do.
Please please talk to your Dr. Then, start looking for social agencies (private ones) that can help you get out of the situation your in, and help support you emotionally and get you on the right path. You can do this...I see this so many times in my job, and meet so many women just like you. And I see lots of happy endings. Your can be one too. But you have to put the fear aside and take the right steps. Chances are social services will get involved, but that does not mean they will take the baby. They will howver want to see you working on the problem, and making sure baby is being brought up in a healthy environment.
Think of it this way...2 women may smoke the exact same number of cigarettes a day during pregnancy. One women will have a perfectly healthy baby, the other will have a low birth weight baby. We don't know why....luck of the draw.
Same thing with drug use during pregnancy....one baby will be fine after withdrawing, the other not. It's impossible to predict, and not something that will show on prenatal testing. But as I said, to quit on your own is the worst thing you could do....baby will withdraw in utero, and that can cause death to him/her. So again, we are back to your only choice....working with your Dr. Please tell him/her.
You need to tell your doctor. He can slowly get you off of them. If not you can seriously injury your babies brain functionality, and many other growth hormones. I understand addiction, and I understand fear. But your baby needs you to be brave and do what is right for him or her. <3
OK, after reading other comments I have to say I completely agree with adgal. She is right about everything she said....
And as far as someone that lives with you doing them, you need to put that baby above all else. And either they respect that, or they need to go somewhere else, or you do. For your baby's sake.
I know you're scared, scratch that, terrified of the world wind you will stir up, but trust me its what you need to do.
And we are here for you. <3
They do not necessarily just take your child. That is simply not true. Yes, they will look into it and there will be follow up, but telling your Dr. ahead of time instead of just waiting until birth is the first step in the right direction. Don't be afraid.
I knew this girl she was smoking crack most of her pregnancy but she stopped a few months b4 giving birth her baby had 4 holes in her heart n had to stay at the hospital for a few months right when the girl thought she was bringing her daughter home C.P.S. took the baby from her !!! If u are not prescribed the pills there is a chance ur child will be taken from u
I'm not trying to put u down at all u can try putting urself in a detox center at least then doctors would be watching u threwout withdrawal to make sure u and ur baby are safe !!! I wish u the best !!!!!!!!
I work in the social services area and we have a clinic specifically for women addicted during pregnancy. Look for something like ours, they exist in most cities. You will find a non judgemental approach to helping you get better and have a healthy child.
Please remember this is a forum for support. Scary stories are not helpful to the OP. Every situation is different and there are a number of different things looked at and considered. The goal of CPS is to ulitimately keep families together.
Im not trying to scare her at all I've just heard so many horror stories of mothers dealing with CPS I hope cheetahlover gets the help she needs for her n her baby I don't wish bad on anybody especially a expecting mother !!! I myself have smoked weed here n there I don't kno too much bout oxycodons just that its a painkiller !!! I wish you the best cheetah I really hope u can do it for u and ur baby
Hi, i am sara and i am a recovering addict. I understand the emotions you are going thru with this. It is VERY important that you dont just stop using as the baby will feel some form of withdrawal. SInce you are smoking these they are getting into your system much quicker and that poses a threat to both you and your baby. Your OB needs to know what is going on so that way they can help you get off these and monitor you and the baby. We all want you to be safe and have a healthy baby. I know this is all very hard to do but it is so very important. I am always around and would be glad to talk to you.
"I know i need to stop its just hard when people around me and someone i live with also does them." -- Sweetheart, you've gotta get out of that house. You're going to be raising a baby. Not around this. Do you think that all your friends and the one you live with are all going to suddenly stop when you have a baby? They certainly haven't with you pregnant. How about a total change of venue? Go live with Grandma or sister or aunt? And detox, and seriously get out of the fog.
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