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!!
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
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...
My girlfriend was on a dose of 8mg a day. Her dr told her it's easier to take care of the child once she's born. Of course if we ever do it again it'll be drug free. I no this is old and the child was most likely born healthy and fine. Are little girl was born 6 pounds 11 ounces which is big for a mother that was 95 pounds before being pregnant. I just wanted scares mothers to know she was fine and many of r friends went through the same thing. Worst part is the 5 or more days they make I stay in the hospital. She never left r side never on any meds and is now a 4 month 14 pound child. Most nurses were great. A few tried very hard to treat us like trash. But if ur going through this at the moment listen to the dr and u will most likely be fine and have me problems.
I have a 9 month old baby girl who is perfect in every way. She is smart and has hit every milestone right on track. You have every right to be concerned and it shows what a caring mother you are and will continue to be. You need to research NAS which is what they will say your baby has after he/she is born. You have a lot of scary things ahead of you and i'm not trying to scare you i just wish someone would of told me what to expect. I wish i could put my story on here but it doesn't allow me to type that much. They say that kids with NAS will likely have ADHD but what kid now a days doesn't? My baby is perfect and healthy and her doctor thinks so as well. Please research NAS and ask your hospital as many questions as you can before you have your baby there.
Find out what they do with the babies born with NAS, how they treat them, can you stay with your baby and breastfeed, which is best for them, who will be caring for your baby when you aren't there, if you can't stay with them. I hope your hospital is more up to date with how they treat these babies and hopefully you dont have to go through what i did. Just stay away from Cabell Huntington Hospital and you will be ok. Feel free to ask me any questions. I hope this helps.
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