opioid crisis

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

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

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.

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

I am in a unique position to write about my experiences with pregnancy and medication-assisted treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, for opioid addiction because I have used both of the mainstream MAT options during two separate pregnancies.