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What can I expect taking methadone while 13 weeks pregnant?

What can I expect taking methadone while 13 weeks pregnant?

Fetal addiction: The dose you need to avoid withdrawal may increase as your pregnancy progresses. Your child will be addicted at birth and will have to detox in the nicu. Not the end of the world, but not how you'd hope he/she would start out life. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Is it safe to take Adco_Napamol during 13 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Adco_Napamol during 13 weeks pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, the active ingredient is paracetamol or acetaminophen (Tylenol here in the US). You just need to follow the directions on the bottle/package. It is safe for the entirety of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can stress conflict and confrontation with someone affect my 13 weeks pregnancy?

Can stress conflict and confrontation with someone affect  my 13 weeks pregnancy?

Of course.: Pregnancy is a stressful time on you mentally and physically. There are a lot of hormonal changes. Additional stress and confrontation should be avoided as this may lead to unwanted side effects during pregnancy. If you are scared or frightened you or your baby may be injured, you should seek help and shelter immediately with family, friends. or local protection shelter for women. Best of luck ...Read more

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How accurate is a dating scan performed at 13 weeks pregnancy?

How accurate is a dating scan performed at 13 weeks pregnancy?

Should be ok: Dating ultrasound scans have good accuracy at 8-11 weeks, so one done at 13 weeks should still be reliable. Dates by ultrasound are always estimates. ...Read more

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Can a dating scan done at 13 weeks pregnancy be wrong by 2 weeks?

Can a dating scan done at 13 weeks pregnancy be wrong by 2 weeks?

Yes: The older the fetus, the larger the margin of error. The estimate is based on multiple factors, and is an average of indicators. This is probably a range of dates, and not really a concrete date. You really need to see all the indices. At 13 weeks, the crown-rump length can be off this much and still be within 2 standard deviations. ...Read more

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How accurate is a transabdominal ultrasound done at 13 weeks pregnancy? Due date given was june 16th 2013 so when did i conceive?

How accurate is a transabdominal ultrasound done at 13 weeks pregnancy? Due date given was june 16th 2013 so when did i conceive?

11 weeks before: If the scan said you were 13 weeks that day, then 11 weeks before that day in general would be time of conception. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Depends: If your uterus is tilted backwards and your doctor wishes to do a detailed anatomy look specially at the nuchal translucency area, than a transvaginal ultrasound will give more details. If it is just to check heart beat or placenta or just of remeasuring growth than a normal pelvic ultrasound should suffice. Discuss with your doctor. Good Luck and have an easy pregnancy and childbirth. ...Read more

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I was on methadone until 31 weeks pregnant. I'm no longer taking it, Will my baby be ok?

Depends: If your doctor tapered you off the methadone appropriately and under their medical supervision, everything will probably be fine as long as you don't relapse and go through withdrawal episodes. You should stay involved with treatment and follow up with your addiction/psychiatric and obstetric providers as requested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a woman that took methadone while she was pregnant?

Can you tell me of a woman that took methadone while she was pregnant?

Yes, : It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby.Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone nor other opiates have been shown to directly cause birth defects. Methadoneandpregnancy.Com. ...Read more

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Can methadone be safe during pregnancy?

Yes, : It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby.Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone or other opiates have not been shown to directly cause birth defects. Methadoneandpregnancy.Com. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetominophen pm with methadone while pregnant?

Yes, if needed.: Methadone does affect the fetus, but is better than heroin. Please make sure you are seeing a high-risk obstetrician and a psychiatrist of drug addiction for these issues! the baby may suffer from opiate withdrawal in the nicu! ...Read more

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What happens if you are pregnant can your regular obgyn precribe methadone to you?

Not for addiction: If you are using other opioids to the point where you are not just physically dependent but addicted to them, it is NOT legal for any physician to prescribe methadone to treat the addiction. This requires a state and Federally licensed methadone treatment program. However, for treatment of pain, physicians can prescribe methadone. However, few OB/GYNs would be comfortable or trained to do that. ...Read more

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What is better for detoxing from heroin, methadone or suboxone, while 6 months pregnant?

Suboxone: Suboxone (buprenorphine) has an improved safety profile compared to methadone. Methadone has a very unpredictable elimination half-life in the body, and therefore, a higher risk profile. ...Read more

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Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which better not clear: Both Methadone and suboxone would be better than heroin. Which of the two likely better than the other given 6 mos into pregnancy is not entirely clear. Methadone, the older drug, is often preferred during pregnancy, though pregnancy class d. Some evidence to suggest less neonatal opioid dependence occurs with suboxone, pregnancy class c. Ref: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3271614/. ...Read more

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Can you take methadone while you're pregnant?

Yes: Yes. You and your baby will be addicted and your baby will have to detox after birth. ...Read more

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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more