I have been taking it illegally but today i fessed up and told my doctor. She told me to STOP now, my last dose i took was today at 10am. Well... i had an ultrasound after and they scheduled me for a c-section tomorrow! Im scared... I am very scared the baby will come out addicted, what are my chances since I was on such a low dose? Is there anything I can do NOW to get most of it out of my system? I know I did a terrible thing and I take full responsibility. She also said I have to interview w social services after the baby is born which scares the crap out of me. I havent told my husband, he will kill me. Anyone been in my situation? Any help/advice will do . :(
Christina, I'm glad you told the doc. Please try not to worry! Let them know you were wrong and you want help and you will do what ever they ask you too (social services). Let them know how much you baby means to you and show them by asking for help and tell them thats why you told the doc the truth. It it time for the baby? If anyone on the site has any advice please help!!! I will try to get in touch with a lady that might help you too. God Bless and hang in there.
You did the right thing by telling your Dr but you are not done confessing. You need to tell your husband. Trust me, he needs to hear it from you before CPS comes to investigate. Your baby will probably have some withdrawals but by telling your Dr, they will be able to be ready for it and be able to recognize it when it comes. It is much better that you have confessed it rather than trying to hide it then having them find out. There is nothing you can do to get the Methadone out of your system before tomorrow. CPS will probably investigate. They will probably start by interviewing you and your husband. As Von said, you need to do everything you can to cooperate. Admit that you seriously messed up and you were afraid, but you want to take resposibility, so you did finally let the Dr know. Tell them you are more than willing to go through rehab or what ever needs to be done. Many babies are born to addicted mothers and do just fine once they are treated for withdrawal symptoms.
The baby will go through withdrawal just like you will, but like I said, since they know, they can be prepared to treat him or her. Many women who are addicted to drugs and are pregnant have taken Methadone and you were on a smaller dose but the worst thing about buying drugs illegally is, was it really methadone or was it some other substance? You never really know buying off the street. This will be a difficult time for you and you will be in my prayers! You do need to tell your husband tonight. He is going to find out and it is best if he finds out from you, not when CPS comes in to interview you both. He may not be as angry as you think he will be and he probably isnt as in the dark about your drug use as you think he is. I wish the best for you and will be praying that all comes out well for you, your husband and your little one and I will pray for strength for you all! You are not the first woman to go through this and you most certainly wont be the last. Use this as an opportunity to go forward and live a clean life from now on. We will be here for you to talk to as all of this goes forward. Just take things one day at a time from here on out!
Hey darlin, I understand your fear because in 2008 in went threw the exact same deal, only I didnt confess and also didnt realize that although I stopped taking methadone 2 days before delivery it still showed up in my sons system. It wasnt in mine but it was his. I was being prescribed hydro and demerol throughout pregnancy so I just assumed if tested it would show up as an opiate and all would be ok. I was wrong. CPS took my child and my other 2 boys as well. I had also failed to mention any of my use to my kids dad. So he unfortunatly found out when cps come to take the kids. I dont mean to scare you but I just want to let you know of what could happen.
What you can do though that has worked for a few women I know, is make sure EVERYONE is fully aware of what you have been doing and start trying right now to get admitted into an inpatient treatment program that will take you as soon as you get out of hospital, if possible, one that allows you to have your child with you like i did. Accepting full responsibility for your actions and asking for help will do nothing but help. If CPS knows that your husband was unaware of wat you were doing and if he can pass a drug test most likely they will place the child into his custody, thats alot better than being placed into states custody, which happen to me because mine could not pass. I also know of women who did not have their children taken but simply had to abide by CPS guidelins until case closed so its really up to them. Just be honest and willing to do any and everything you can to show them you want help and to be best mom possible. Its all gonna work out its scary I know but it will be fine hang in there girl and good luck let us know what happens.
I am so proud of you for telling your doctor! I agree with the above - now it's time to tell your husband. You are far better off just telling the truth - then it's time to get ready to bring your baby into this world. What's done is done - there is nothing more you can do about it. Try not to worry - focus on your baby and doing whatever is necessary to stay clean and have your family together. You've come over the big hurdle by telling your doctor now just get over the other hard part - telling your hubby. After that there is nothing more that you can do, so go and focus on having a happy, healthy baby who is going to grow up healthy and with a mom who is no longer addicted. That's the best gift you can give your little one. I am praying for you!
You have absolutely done the right thing by telling your doctor. You and the baby will experience some withdrawal in a few days. There is nothing you can do to flush your system. The hospital will be prepared to help you and the baby through this so don't panic. Staying calm and being strong is extremely important right now.
I have to agree with DzooBaby. You need to tell your husband before social services tells him in a few days. Being honest while it seems scarey is much better than him finding out from someone else. Social services will have to interview you and your husband. They won't make any rash decisions though so try to be level headed about this. Take responsibilty for your actions and explain that you are going to get help for your addiction. If you remain stable, they will respond favorably.
You can get through this hon. This is not a new problem for the doctors and staff. Try to remain stable and strong. I will be saying my prayers for you and the baby and you need to say some prayers too. Turn to the God of your understanding and He will take care of you both.
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