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A 29-year-old female asked:

I used heroin for the first 8 weeks of pregnancy.once i found out i took suboxone for 10 days starting at 8mg a day, then to 4mg, then to 2mg to 0. i've taken prenatal the entire time, stayed in bed and eating. healthy. will i have healthy baby?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Heroin use during: pregnancy. Don't know how far along you are at this point. Don't know if your ultrasounds & other tests have been normal. Your obstetricain should have all of that information and be in the best position to answer this question. Here the following reference addresses some of your concerns well: http://drugabuse.com/library/heroin-pregnancy/ . Take care.
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
Continue healthy: living and avoid substances of abuse...forever. Use of heroin and suboxone in the first 2 months may lead to birth defects so make sure your providers are aware and prepare. Use and withdrawal just before birth can cause distress for the baby so you have eliminated that risk. Employing healthy habits for you and the baby is excellent. Time will tell as to how healthy the baby will be. Best regards
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Dr. Navita Modi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: You are doing everything right you can do very high chances of having healthy pregnancy just remember the embryo get effected in first couple of weeks
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Last updated Nov 17, 2020

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