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I, m 34 yrs and going to be 35 soon am on 65mls methadone and want a 2nd child can I do a quick detox once im pregnant as don't want to wait to cut down?

I, m 34 yrs and going to be 35 soon am on 65mls methadone and want a 2nd child can I do a quick detox once im pregnant as don't want to wait to cut down?

If you are ready: You need to do it before you become pregnant. And that is if you are ready- have a support system, not using any other drugs of abuse or alcohol. It is not recommended to detox in the first trimester because of potential for miscarriage, or in the last trimester because of other complications. So only the middle 12 weeks is available, when it is more difficult to detox.Talk to counselor/nurse/doc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Peach detox tea ok when pregnant?

Peach detox tea ok when pregnant?

This is not a good : Time to detoxify. Significant detoxification leads to release of free radicals. Not recommended. ...Read more

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I just found out I am pregnant and I have a kidney issue that has me on percocet 10s for 6 months prescribed. How am I suppose to safely detox? No ins

I just found out I am pregnant and I have a kidney issue that has me on percocet 10s for 6 months prescribed. How am I suppose to safely detox? No ins

How often for ?issue: Your OB provider and your prescribing physician need to be in contact with each other. If there are no other choices to treat the pain of your condition, and you are taking a modest dose (3-4 tablets per day), the chances that the baby will have neonatal abstinence syndrome is about 30%. You need to deliver in a setting where they know how to treat it - ideally a tertiary referral center. ...Read more

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Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Safe during pregnanc: If you are on Methadone and pregnant, continue taking it. Methadone under supervision is safe to take. For many patients, Methadone doses increase, as it is metabolized more rapidly in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink detox teas while pregnant?

Is it okay to drink detox teas while pregnant?

No: Avoid detoxification teas and in general avoid supplements when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to detox my system in the last month of pregnancy?

Is there a safe way to detox my system in the last month of pregnancy?

Shouldn't need to: What do you have in your system to detox? There isn't any "detox-medication" available by prescription because there is no such thing. Be best/healthiest way is to stop ingesting "toxic substances" if you are doing so, eat well, exercises and the body will heal/detox itself. Don't put chemicals in your body if you don't need to. Be good. Live well, live healthy. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luc. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant, but I need to detox from alcohol. How can I do it safely?

I just found out I'm pregnant, but I need to detox from alcohol. How can I do it safely?

Seek professionals: Alcohol detox is not something to take lightly. Withdrawal seizures and Delirium Tremens are both fairly dangerous. Especially if you are pregnant, visiting a detox center, seeing your doctor, or going to the ER are all appropriate solutions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What kind of detox can you reccomend for pregnant? Im 6mos pregnant and I really want to stop using meth. Please help me. Thank you

What kind of detox can you reccomend for pregnant? Im 6mos pregnant and I really want to stop using meth. Please help me. Thank you

Detox: You should not detox on your own. Please be honest with your physician NOW. You need a medically supervised detoxificantion so you don't harm yourself or your baby. ...Read more

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Can there be any safe way to detox while pregnant good fiber supplements maybe?

Can there be any safe way to detox while pregnant good fiber supplements maybe?

Depends: Consider pectasol, n acetyl cysteine 600 mg twice daily, vitamin c 500 mg twice daily, magnesium, calcium 500 mg daily, zinc 25 mg daily, selenomethionine 100 mcg daily. ...Read more