Congrats on your baby! That's so exciting. In your situation, I would not take the Percocet until you've gotten a green light from your doctor. They may or may not give it to you. Some women do use narcotics during pregnancy on a limited basis for pain management but that has to be doctor supervised. I suffered migraines during my first pregnancy. I only took acetaminophen which felt like almost nothing, right? I'm sure you understand. But that's what I took. And then I worked to get extra sleep. I did stretching of the neck and massage of the head and neck. That helped me to some extent but ya, it was not the best time. sleep really was my best friend during pregnancy.
So, get in touch with your doctor and explain the situation and get guidance. They need to know to chart it and to understand how to best help you. Let us know what they say!
Percocet is in Category C for affects on the baby. You probably already know the following, but just in case:
What is Category C?
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Teratogenic Effects: Pregnancy Category C
Animal reproductive studies have not been conducted with PERCOCET. It is also not known whether PERCOCET can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. PERCOCET should not be given to a pregnant woman unless in the judgment of the physician, the potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards.
Opioids can cross the placental barrier and have the potential to cause neonatal respiratory depression. Opioid use during pregnancy may result in a physically drug-dependent fetus. After birth, the neonate may suffer severe withdrawal symptoms.
Basically, call your doctor and ask about whether or not the risks outweigh the benefits here. Does your OB know you've nearly had a stroke? (Does that mean you had a blood clot, or...?)
If you're OB won't see you, or even talk to you on the phone, call your neuro. You're allowed to call doctors in between appointments, and this is definitely a time you want to call. Your neuro may want to see you since you're newly pregnant (and congrats!) and may want to monitor you. He/she can probably answer your question.
Congrats again, and let us know what they say. :)