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Can you take methadone while you're pregnant?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Yes. You and your baby will be addicted and your baby will have to detox after birth.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Not best option

Methadone was thought to be safe based on studies comparing heroin using mothers to Methadone using mothers.
The Methadone group and babies did better. That doesnt mean Methadone ismsafe, just safer than heroin. The best choice is no opioids. But if opioids are necessary Methadone upmto 20 mg per day might be ok with sufficint pre and postnatal care. Baby will need detox.

In brief: Not best option

Methadone was thought to be safe based on studies comparing heroin using mothers to Methadone using mothers.
The Methadone group and babies did better. That doesnt mean Methadone ismsafe, just safer than heroin. The best choice is no opioids. But if opioids are necessary Methadone upmto 20 mg per day might be ok with sufficint pre and postnatal care. Baby will need detox.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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