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What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancy, Part II: Side Effects, NAS, and the NICU

Pregnant woman looking at her smartphone. What I wish I'd known about medically-assisted treatment for opioids during my pregnancies.

I gave birth to the older of my two daughters while taking methadone to treat addiction to heroin. By the time I had my second daughter, I had switched to buprenorphine. I’m in a unique position to speak about my experiences with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and pregnancy due to my experiences with the two dominant medications used by pregnant women in recovery.

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