I have been on methadone for about 2 years now and within the last 6 months or so I have started to come off it 10mg/month. I am now down to 35mgs and have just found out that I am 8 weeks pregnant.
I am sooo close to being off it and I would really like to keep going and be off it before I have the baby. I have been feeling fine and haven't noticed any withdrawl. My family doctor wants me off it asap. My methadone doctor wants me to stay at the dose I'm on and stop decreasing. I'd really like to continue decreasing since everything seems to be going fine. I'd really like to keep going so that the baby won't have to go on Morphine when it's born. Also, Children's Services has to get involved if you have a baby that's born on Methadone. So, if i stay on it they'll probably just end up taking the baby anyways. I know how they work. There's really no point in even having a baby if their going to take it.
So I guess what I'm trying to ask is if anyone has ever been in the same situation that I have? Has anyone continued to decrease their methadone dose while they were pregnant, and how did it work for them?