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What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancies—Part III

What I Wish I Had Known During My MAT Pregnancies—Part III

In the prior segments, I talked about some of the social and medical issues related to MAT like Suboxone or methadone during pregnancy. Topics like stigma, medication side-effects, and neonatal withdrawal. In this final installation, I’ll go over some of the emotional and legal issues you may face.

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.

Do These 7 Things to Support a Loved One on Suboxone Treatment

Do These 7 Things to Support a Loved One on Suboxone Treatment

Buprenorphine/naloxone (known by it’s common brand name, Suboxone) is the gold-standard treatment for opioid addiction. So if your friend, family member, or significant other is now receiving the gold standard of care, you should feel some relief. But medication for addiction recovery comes with a stigma that often results in concern from loved ones.