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Pills and Pregnancy

I am now 35 weeks pregnant and i have been taking suboxone one to two times a week the whole time.  There also has been a few times a month i would take oxycodone.  Nothing seems to be going wrong with the pregnancy at checkups but i'm wondering if anybody has taken pills during their pregnancy and had perfectly healthy children.  i am worried but i was too weak to not take pills. :*(
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You needto tell your dr. Here's the deal. My sister is a pediatric nurse. It's highly possible that your baby will be fine during pregnancy but could come into this world addicted if you continue to use. They must know what is going on so they can help you. Sorry to sound harsh but this is serious. You don't want your baby to come into this world an addict. Plus if you don't stop than when your baby does arrive they might need to give it meds for withdrawals.
Please tell your dr. They won't judge you. They want what's best for you and your baby.
Hope this helps.
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Wow you picked a doozy of a medication to take while pregnant. Suboxone or Subutex, there is a little difference is not recommended during pregnancy and they usually stitch people to methadone because its considered safer. Now I don't know what the effects may be but what I do know is that even though I stopped or weaned off about 1-2weeks prior I was thinking I didn't want it to show in the blood. I believe my daughter was born addicted and I said nothing and they took her to the NICU for 3 days not knowing why she  was shaking, had a fever, and general unrest.I was afraid they would take her the thing is my obgyn knew I had been abusing because he had been one of the ones prescribing and then found my very large and long list from the board of physicians showing all the percocets, tylenol 3's I'd received(I usually got the response that they had never seen a list that big before, a quantity that high before) Anyway I was ashamed and scared so I said nothing and she suffered if I had to do it again I would go to maybe a different doc or directly to the methadone or suboxone clinic depending on how it works where you are and talk to them and tell them what you have been doing and they will help you and perhaps help you with a legal script that in the end will save you from being illegally on the substance and will also show you have been trying to help yourself and then when it comes time to deliver you baby since you have been legally taking the prescription they will then be able to help your baby detox, and without getting yourself into trouble and possibly losing your child. Secondly, if you have this set up you can help yourself after the baby is born by being more stable and dealing with the issues, the clinic will help you get what you need med wise and therapy wise. Believe me after the baby is born its going to be harder you'll feel like you just need a pick me up to get through it and you will introduce yourself to a whole world of trouble.  Lastly, if you just stop you may endanger yourself and your baby if you feel you can honestly stop without help and without withdrawl then go for it. But by the sounds of it you would have if you could have already.  Best of luck. I will try and answer more if you have more questions.  My background is, that I used during pregnancy, I've been an addict for about 15 years and have been on methadone successfully for over 3 1/2 years without using anything else at all.  
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You need to tell your OB what you have told us.  Most hospitals now test the babies for narcotics.  If the doctor knows there wont be any surprises and they will be able to deal with any issues if there are any.  Do what is right here and talk with your OB.  They will also be able to help you get off these meds safely.  Do this for you and the baby.        sara
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