You have to tell your OB now. You need professional help with tapering at this point so that you won't hurt your baby. Call them today! It's the right thing to do, ok? You really have to do this! We will help support you, but we can't give you a taper schedule!
Please do this!
I have a lot of experience with this, and you really need to tell you Dr....I know its hard, but you have too because you and your baby need his/her help. It's not too late to tapper down, but quiting cold turkey is worse than doing nothing at all. Do you have an NICU at the hospital that you will be delivering at? Your baby will be born addicted if you are unable to tapper way down....way down. But like I said its not too late, you still have 5 weeks, but you have to start now. By letting you Dr know he can help you, or refer you to a program that can help, but more than that he can be prepared for when you deliver. It usually takes 24 hours for withdrawl syptoms to show up in babies, you could be home by then and have no recources to help your little guy. They will likely do a drug test when you are admitted to the hospital, if you test positive, they will test your baby too. Then they will do abstinance scoring to make sure your baby isnt withdrawling. But like I said it may not show up for 24 hours. I know this is hard and you feel terrible and Im so sorry your going through this!!!!
Listen.. You cannot withdraw from 70mgs in two days. You'll be in withdrawal and so will the baby. This will cause all sorts of problems. Early labor is one!
If you don't call the doctor and get on a smart taper plan you won't like the result. You have to tell the doctor. This is not about you anymore. At this point,the baby is already addicted.
When you do go into labor and enter the hospital a sample of your blood will be tested for drugs. This is standard practice. It will be far better for you AND the baby if the doctor knows about this in advance.
You need to make that call. Good luck!
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I completely agree with vicki. Whether you want to face it or not, your baby is addicted already. You now need to do what is right and flat out necessary for your babys sake. Are you prescribed these pills? Because clearly the doctor who prescribes them is aware of your pregnancy. Talk to that doctor, but definitely tell your obgyn pretty much yesterday.
i honestly hope you make the right choice, and i hope you and your child make it through this and then you never touch pills again.we all have lots of reasons to take them , but this experience and a new life to care for is reason emough to stop. i wish you the best, i will pray for you both.
Please talk to your OB about this as she/he is the ONLY one that should be giving you a taper plan. I hope and pray you make the right decision~~sara
Hi. Just wondering how you're doing. It must be so hard, and you have a lot to deal with right now, hope you are doing ok.