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