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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant show up and cause my baby to be taken from me?

No: Dilaudid has a short half life in the blood system and should be cleared out of your and your babies system by term unless you delivery within a day or two of your last dose. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant hurt my baby?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

Emergency department doctor gave me dilaudid in my first trimester of my pregnancy, will my baby have side affects?

No: Rare use of narcotics during pregnancy administered by physician is OK. Becomes more of a problem late in pregnancy if using lots of narcotics as baby can be born addicted and have to go trough narcotic withdrawl, which if you ever watched a newborn do this is a horrible way to start life. ...Read more

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Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

Can I take dilaudid while pregnant?

FDA pregnancy CAT: C - would try to avoid using Dilaudid during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

What to do about dilaudid while pregnant?

Dilaudid: is FDA pregnancy category C. Need should outweigh risks. Don't know what you are taking it for. Need to discuss this with your OB to look at risk vs benefit ratio. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

5 months pregnant is there any birth defects or risks of taking dilaudid only a couple times?

Dilaudid: Dilaudud is category c, it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. It should be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. If only used a few times, and in the second trimester, it should be fine as all we have his histories of other pregnant women with similar situations and the babies were healthy, but as stated, no def. Studies. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking dilaudid/hydromorphone at five months pregnant? Not faily only if needed.

Risks and birth defects of taking dilaudid/hydromorphone at five months pregnant? Not faily only if needed.

Depends on reason: There aren't too many good reasons to be using very potent opioids during pregnancy. If your obstetrician is prescribing and monitoring you, this is probably ok. But in general, less is more. If you don't absolutely need it for legitimate reasons, don't use it. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?

Vicodin caution: vicodin contains hydrocodone, which is opioid, like morpheine, oxycodone, dilaudid, hydro morpheine, codeine, etc. They can cross the placenta and change the baby's chemistry. Taken chronically, they can cause opioid dependence in baby. Back pain in preg is usually mechanical. Ligaments and muscles are pushed around. A good osteopath or manually-trained physical therapist can often help. ...Read more

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What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

Serious question?: Everything that could cause her to die before she became pregnant, in addition to postpartum hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, eclamptic seizure and stroke to name the big ones. Fortunately, the latter three are relatively uncommon in the US. ...Read more