... Subutext as soon as I found out I was pregnant but I am now 27 weeks along and my doc dosent want me to stop taking it because of the effects of withdrawl on the baby. I am scared that the baby is going to suffer withdrawl. I am perscribed 24mg a day but am only taking 4-8mg a day. Even with that little if I go a day without it I start suffering withdrawl I feel like a horrible person because my baby might get sick because of my bad choices. If you were pregnant on Subutext did your baby go withdrawl and how bad was it?
Has anybody been pregnant while taking Suboxone/Subutext? I was switched from Suboxone over to?
- 8 Oct 2010 by SecretAgentMom
- 18 Jul 2011
- suboxone, opiate dependence, pregnancy
Added 13 Oct 2010:
Of course I have already discussed this with my doctor but he has no information to offer, I thought that somebody who had been through something similar might have something to offer.
I too was on subs when becoming pregnant not once but twice! My Dr. switched me to Subutex as soon as I informed him of my news. I was at that time taking 8mg 3x day during both pregnancys. I was also very concerned about the effects it could or would have on my babies. My Dr. stated that while pregnant not to push tapering as it would cause w/d's far worse to baby than I would experience. Basically he said if I was feeling sick the baby would feel 10x sicker and could possibly result in loss of fetus, pre-term labor etc. He also advised me as I came close to delivery date (c-sections) to slowly cut back on the subutex so the spinal and after delivery pain could be managed. He provided me with detaied taper instructions.
Also Dr. did explain that my baby could experience w/d after delivery and in some case the infant has to be given medication to help with those symptoms. (More information regarding this should be discussed with your doctors.)
In my case, with both of my children, I was very lucky. My son and daughter were both born with no complications. My son was abit louder than other babies in nursery, had some sensitivity to light (of course hospital lights are extremely bright) and is an amazing, smart, happy 4 year old.
My daughter was also born on time and by c-section. Her temp was low, which was corrected by warming table. Throughout stay at hospital her temp remained stable and no other complications were observed. My daughter was colicy, Dr's did not seem to think the colic was conected to my subutex therapy. She is also a bright smart happy year old! Both my children did not have to be given meds to ease w/d's.
All your feelings are absolutly valid, talk with your doctor about your feelings and questions, if current Dr can't provided the answers you need seek another doctor that can. Most importantly don't beat yourself up about this, what is done is done. Focus on the future and try to enjoy your pregnancy!
Hope my story helped a little
Best of luck to you and congrats!!
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