Suboxone withdrawal in newborns

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The CYS will most definite not take the baby away for taking suboxone. They will be more watchful if your baby has other drugs in their system but the CYS does not look for people to take babies away from the parents, they just want to make sure the parents are getting the treatment they need and the babies are going to be healthy. I had the experience and the CYS were really nice and understanding talking about the suboxone treatment.
methadone withdrawl is very hard on babies and ive read everywhere that suboxone and subutex there are little to no withdrawls in newborns. good luck to both of you and your baby!!!
everybody who needs to about suboxone/subutex withdrawals on newborns and withdrawals while pregnant I'm new here but I'm going through a really tough, hard, and EXTREMELY difficult time. I just had my daughter on January 30th 09, and I was on subutex throughout my entire pregnancy. I was told not to go through withdrawals during the gestation cause it can harm the baby, on the other hand I was told the baby would not go through hard withdrawals. That they would be very mild, if any at all.
I have worked with mothers and infants exposed to subutex during pregnancy. Heidi is correct, newborns tend to experience withdrawal symptoms, sometimes very severe, within the first few days after both and will be under close supervision from the nurses on the unit. It is a hard process for everyone involved, as those symptoms generally include jittery movements and a lot of crying, which can be very scary and taxing for baby's parents and other caregivers.
ltsa, I would suggest you start researching right now, so you can be there for frank discussions with the doctors and nursing staff when your grandson arrives. They will need to know ahead of time, before delivery that the baby will be born and to expect symptoms of withdrawal. (Maybe they already know that). There is real controversy about whether to use methadone maintenance for newborns born with suboxone withdrawal.
I keep urging her to stop and I just recently found outthey drug test newborns in arkansas. Is this all newborns? Will it be in the babies system of she stops now? will they take her baby from her? I would hate to see that happen to her. Please answer ASAP. We are both stressing out and I know she doesn't need to be.
I do have a reference there that you might want to share with your OB doc, about the mild nature of withdrawal in newborns on buprenorphine. I think the risk of simply being in a neonatal ICU are greater than any risks directly from buprenorphine (we don't know of any risks to the infant at this point). I have had 5 or 6 women go through pregnancy on buprenorphine, and all have done well. Congratulations, and good luck!
the problem is that i am now starting to feel some bad withdrawals and am afraid that if i go lower i will be in total withdrawal which i heard is bad for the baby.also, will the baby go thru withdrawals if i stay on 1mg.and if i wean to nothing will the baby be okay and free of withdrawals?i have no idea what to do and feel like time is running out. please help.
- As a mom to be, you want to do what’s best for your baby, and getting on something like methadone, which causes a withdrawal syndrome in newborns, may not feel like the right thing to do.
You should get in touch with your OB/midwife and get them involved in this situation. Abrupt withdrawal will be very unpleasant to you, but it could be damaging to your pregnancy. If you taper opiates now both you and the baby will be completely drug free by the time of delivery. Tapering means slowly cutting the dose by a quarter or a half a pill a day every several days, as well as extending the periods between the doses.
But as most opiates don't cause long-term effects in babies, I would think that suboxone will be the same but that is definitely a question I would ask his pediatrician. I hope that he's out of the NICU soon but be very glad that they're stepping him down slowly, it's making his life a lot easier! Best wishes that your family is together soon, and talk to his pediatrician about your concerns.
Sounds like they should take the baby if she is beating her other children and only cares about them not seeing the baby in withdrawal. Does she realize how dangerous it will be for a new born. I can't stress enough that she needs to talk with her OB. Your doing the right thing calling the pharmacy. Your cousin needs serious help. Hope somehow she finds it.
That is the basis, by the way, for the first step of every twelve step group-- we decided we are powerless over ....whatever. This will stir things up, but withdrawal in newborns is overblown. They go through a canal that squeezes their tiny heads down so far that the skull changes shape! Don't you think that would hurt? Until 15 years ago they did open heart surgery on newborns without anesthetic, just with paralysis-- splitting their chests open! THAT would hurt!
12 yrs ago i was really addicted to heroin, i found out at 4mths that i was pregnant, since cold turkey was not an option because of the risk of losing my baby, i was put on methadone, but now they have something safer which is suboxone or in your case maybe subutex. My doctor says that he has had much success with treating pregnant women with it. i guess you really have to weight out your options, being that you still have pain issues.
What are the effects these pills have on her and also will the hospital drug test me or her when she is born or do they only do that if she shows signs of withdrawal? Will CPS get involved if she does have the drug in her system even though my OB knew that I was prescribed these pills numerous times during my pregnancy? He has no idea about my addiction but he knows I have taken these throughout my pregnancy.
And I'm not talking 8mg/day. They tried to have me take 16mgs in the morning and 16 at night of suboxone when I first got on a year ago! I KNEW this was too much, so I did 12mgs about every three days for a long time, then decided to go down to 8mgs every three days and things are fine. Like I said, I don't even take it every day! I actually think I can do a 2mg per day deal when I get my new meds (hold up at pharmacy), or at least be able to do 4mg!
Your baby will go through withdrawal when she is born if you are on Suboxone and the OB will have to know what is going on so they can treat her. If is better if they are prepared. Also if they don't know ahead of time there is also the chance they could take your baby away. This is very important that they know ahead of time what the baby is going to go through so they can be prepared.
You don't want your baby to go through withdrawals. Although they can easily treat the withdrawals in newborns you don't want to have to medicate your child as soon as they come into the world. Babies who are suffering from withdrawls have trouble eating, sleeping and they have a poor sucking reflex. It's not pretty as they cry excessively. I was prescribed pain killers throughout my pregnancy and waened down VERY SLOWLY with the help of my ob/gyn.
You don't want your baby to go through withdrawals. Although they can easily treat the withdrawals in newborns you don't want to have to medicate your child as soon as they come into the world. Babies who are suffering from withdrawals have trouble eating, sleeping and they have a poor sucking reflex. It's not pretty as they cry excessively and nothing soothes them. You NEED that precious time with your baby to bond, the baby needs it too. It's VITAL which means necessary for life!
Low birth weight is a leading cause of infant deaths, resulting in more than 300,000 deaths annually among newborns in the United States. * In general, pregnant smokers eat more than pregnant nonsmokers, yet their babies weigh less than babies of nonsmokers. This weight deficit is smaller if smokers quit early in their pregnancy. * Smoking by the mother causes SIDS.
-- Oh I just re-read your post and you have stopped -- good for you, and rest assured, there is very little chance of birth defects (I can give you a phone number or a website to a place called Motherisk, their nurses will tell you narcotics are safe in moderate doses). I highly doubt you will have a baby with withdrawal. I took a few pills the day I went into labour and my baby is perfect. NO withdrawal symptoms. Scored 9 on agpars and he needed zero help other than a bath at the hospital.
The baby will be tested at birth and if opiates are found in walks CPS. The doctors and nurses need to know this in case the baby is having wd. Stopping cold turkey is hard on this baby. What you feel, he feels. Please do what is right for both you and this baby. Addiction is a mental game and we do preach aftercare here. There are many forms of aftercare, NA/AA, therapists, addiction counselors, ministers etc. Have you thought about this at all?
Usually when a woman is pregnant a doctor will not only advise her to stay on the maintenance dose throughout the pregnancy, but to also possibly increase her dose as she gains more body weight later on. The reasoning is that doctors cannot treat a fetus in withdrawal but can effectively treat a baby once it has been born.
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