i was taking 8-10 norco a day and any other opiate i could get my hands on (when i was out of the norco), when i went on suboxone (basically the same as subutex, as you know). i was on sub for about a month when i found out i was pregnant. i called my sub doc right away and just like you said, NO ONE has any info on being pregnant and being on sub. so, the doc had me wean off of the sub, over a total of maybe 5 days at the most, and then that was it. i guess he expected me to just "be fine", who knows (as far as pills were concerned). so, i tapered off the sub, then had an appointment with my OB. she didn't knwo a THING about sub, she actually hadn't even heard of it before, so that was nice. (ha-ha). she said she would be ok with me taking it, but the sub doc wasn't ok with it, and rightfully so. i went in to talk to him more about it, and he kept coming back to the fact that there's no studies on it, and that i had already taken it for about the first 6 weeks of my pregnancy, which he didn't like the thought of. he kept saying that at the early stages of the baby's development, is when all the receptors are being formed, etc. the last half of the pregnancy, or probably closer to around the last trimester, the baby's all formed, everything is the way it will be when it's born, but the baby just grows bigger. so he was freaked out (not really freaked out, just concerned), that at the early stage i was in would be a bad time to take it b/c of all the little things being formed. it kinda got me freaked out, too, so i ended up wanting to be off of it anyways. however, i went to my primary, and she said i couldn't be taking ANY pain meds except for the norco, while pregnant. (over-the-counter tylenol was of course ok, but i needed (aka:wanted) something stronger), so as far as opiates went, i could only take the norco (i was also taking ultram). anyways, she was very aware of the fact that i was pregnant, yet she still prescribed me #60-#90 norco's every 2 weeks. and i took that my entire pregnancy, if you can believe that. the baby is totally fine, he's super healthy and happy with not one single symptom of withdrawl or addiction. i am really, truly surprised, to tell you the truth, yet so, so, SO thankful. throughout the pregnancy, i would make attempts to take less, and i DID do well, some days better than others, but the bottom line is i was still taking the pills while pregnant. and PLEASE don't get me wrong and think i'm OKing the use of opiates while pregnant. i'm totally NOT. i'm just sharing my story with you, in hopes of giving you some peace of mind and a little knowledge from my experience :)
as far as the withdrawling goes while pregnant, i've never heard it's "bad" for the baby. i would personally think it would be better to w/d and go thru the rest of the pregnancy clean, and then have a good, FOR SURE healthy baby. but i also think that whatever YOU go thru while pregnant, the baby will go thru. like, people that quit smoking and stuff. but the bottom line is: i wouldn't think it would hurt the baby to stop, only bring it good, definitely.
any more questions? just let me know...
i'll try to give you everything i can from my own experience. ya know, you can search for and find all this info on being pregnant and pills and stuff, but there's nothing quite like finding AN ACTUAL MOM who WENT THRU IT, so, i'll be that mom for you if you want :). and just so you have some background on me: that last pregnancy was my fourth child, i'm a stay at home mom and you would never guess in a thousand years from looking at me and my family that i struggle with these STUPID pills!! i hate them! yet, i still take them, mostly b/c i am scared to death to go thru w/d. but my ideal goal is to live a happy, healthy, clean life, like i did before these idiot pills found their way into my life! i can't wait for that day to come! it's going to be hard, i know, but i haven't given up hope that i can go back to what i used to be: someone who found happiness in the every day sort of things, not someone who needs pills to find enjoyment from...
ok, hope that helps.
i'll be here if you need me :)
keep us posted!!
and congratulations on being pregnant!!