For over 40 years, research has been conducted to determine if pregnant women with opiate dependency should use methadone during pregnancy and overwhelmingly the evidence supports methadone use in conjunction with intensive prenatal care. Abruptly halting opiate use during pregnancy can cause a miscarriage, which is why stable methadone dosing is indicated for opiate dependent pregnant women. Of course, using illegal drugs can cause irreparable harm or death to a fetus. At Huntsville Recovery, we have a strong partnership with Huntsville Hospital to ensure that pregnant women who use methadone get the prenatal care they need to ensure that their babies are born healthy. Huntsville Recovery has a dedicated counselor that helps pregnant women who use methadone get the care they need and deserve.
More information can be found at www.methadoneandpregnancy.com or at http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA14-4124/SMA14-4124.pdf
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