Hi Moms!

Robin - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hey, my names Robin, I'm 30 (god Im getting old), been on Methadone for 6 years and it truly saved my life. I have a 2 1/2 year old son, who is the light of my life, and was obviously born on Methadone. Unfortunately, he did have to be detoxed from it, so was in the hospital for about 4 weeks after he was born. I was very lucky and had very supportive doctors and nurses, who took wonderful care of him, and brought him down slow and comfortably. I know a lot of people deal with comments from uneducated people, who think if they are on pregnant and on methadone they are abusive, neglectful, almost devilish people, but they obviously aren't considering what the other option is. My doctor always assured me I was doing what was best for me and my baby at that time, and he was right. My son is happy, healthy and full of energy. He's smart, loves the alphabet, puzzles and books. I am now in recovery for 3 1/2 years and completing my degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and start my internship in September. I recently spoke to someone who was going through what I went through, being pregnant on methadone, and remembering how scared I was at the time I decided to reach out online and show my support to anyone else who needs it. We are all strong people, and have gone through something unfortunate in our lives, but I feel it does not define us, just makes us stronger!
Robin

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Christina - posted on 10/22/2012

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That's fantastic! My baby girl was born addicted to methadone & she turns three in November. I also have gotten off methadone and decided to go back to school for addiction counseling in the spring. It's a good thing to help others who are going through what you've personally experienced. They are exponentially more likely to listen.

Robin - posted on 04/24/2012

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Why wouldn't I be? I'm slowly coming off of it, but it saved my life. I was on it before I got pregnant and hadn't planned to get pregnant. Methadone is much safer then the alternative, which for me was heroin. It is actually a very safe and effective way to treat someone like myself and millions of others, if taken as prescribed. If you are on this bored, I'm assuming you are or were on methadone, so I don't understand your questioning?

America3437 - posted on 04/20/2012

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So why are you still on the Methadone? This seems really unsafe to me but glad it all worked out and he is a happy healthy toddler!

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