I am 7 months pregnant. For a year prior to becoming pregnant, I was precribed hydrocodones for back pain and spasms. I have been taking them since I got pregnant and am too afraid to tell my doctor, for fear that he will be judgemental or take my child. I am already a mother of 2 and a very good mother at that. I don't feel I am addicted, I am just in so much pain, that the only way I can function during the day is to take a pain pill to make the back pain go away. My questions are.. should I tell my doctor or should I just try quitting? If I do quit now, will it have any harmful effects on the baby? How much of the pill actually goes through the baby's body? Will the baby be born addicted or have withdrawals? Mind you, they were a prescription, so if I told him, I don't think I would get in too much trouble. He would probably only be upset that I didn't let him know sooner. Although my insurance didn't become active until I was 5 months, so it's only been 2 months..