Pregnancy & Opioid Treatment
Pregnancy and Opioid Treatment Programs
Golden Glades Treatment Center has a “Pregnant Patient Program,” which focuses on both the mother and unborn child. This program is individualized for each mother and monitored closely by educated professionals. Treating your opioid addiction can be a big step to take while pregnant, but doing so in a safe environment can improve the quality of life for both mother and unborn child. Golden Glades Treatment Center has committed to the pregnancy program by partnering with local resources and organizations that will assist the mother throughout their pregnancy.
According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, buprenorphine and methadone have both been shown to be safe and effective treatments for opioid use disorder during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Addiction Medicine support methadone and buprenorphine treatment as best practice for opioid use disorder during pregnancy
Early signs of pregnancy can feel like withdrawal symptoms if you do not know if you are pregnant. If you are sexually active and not using a form of birth control, you can take a pregnancy test to confirm your status. Early symptoms of pregnancy may include: fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and cramps.
Important questions to ask your OB/GYN or a medical professional:
- Is it safe to breast feed while in an opioid treatment program?
- How often do I have to be seen by a medical professional to make sure my baby is safe?
- Is my baby at risk?
- What dose of methadone or buprenorphine is safe during pregnancy?
- Will I be able to detox while pregnant?
- Is methadone or buprenorphine the best method of treatment for me?
For more information to see if this program is the best fit for you or a loved one during pregnancy, please give us a call or contact us here.