I am 9 weeks pregnant and taking subutex. I am very affraid that my baby will have birth defects. Is there any evidence about babies having birth defects while the mom is taking subutex? I was thinking of going to a rehab and detox from the subutex is that bad? Please someone help. I have two children already and i have never gone threw this before. I actually knew nothing about this medication. I was on pain killers for my sever back pain and I got tired of taking it cuz it was solving the problem just making me addicted and depending on pain killers. So 5 months ago he put me on suboxone. When we found out i was prego he switched me to subutex.I was then 2 weeks prego and now 9 weeks prego im freaking out. I will never forgive myself if something happens to my baby. Im just scared and dont know what to do. Please someone help me!!
1 Apr 2010
Don't worry, buprenorphine does not harm your child. There is a small chance that the baby can be born addicted. They ween the baby down for a week or two and that's that. You have a prescription for the subutex which is strait buprenorphine, so you aren't in any danger of getting into trouble. Suboxone has Naloxone in it and this is why he switched you to subutex.
Take your subutex as directed and have a happy healthy baby... Dave
22 Apr 2010
When I learned I was pregnant I immediately went to my ob/gyn and told him I had an addiction to opiates what was his recommendation. The fact of the matter was I did not want to make the same mistakes with this one that I had made with my 6 year old. I recommended suboxone and told me that he had other pregnant patients that were in the program. So I went to the apptmnt. he had made for me. The suboxone doctor told me that they now had subutex which was made for pregnant women. I am now 36 weeks due in the next 4 weeks and I have had an absolute wonderful pregnancy. My baby is very healthy. Everything has been great. I had my concerns as well but this was the best decision I ever made for me and my children. It has absolutely changed our lives, however I do more then the meds, I also attend group therapy, individual therapy and meetings as well. The medicine does not cure you. You have to help yourself as well.
Studies show the babies are fine I am the 6th pregnant one my doc has had on this and no babies have had any withdrawls from the subutex, now if you are still using your baby will withdrawl. Don't freek, just do what is best for you. I spend a lot of my time in church, doing bible studies and praying and we all know that God can do anything. Take the meds and take them right, wing down right and have a healthy, happy, beautiful baby. Sorry so long I just completely understand what you are going through. This is an awesome program though so take advantage of it in all the right ways...
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