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Addicted to opiates during pregnancy, taking suboxone on own. How long do opiates stay in unborn baby's system ?

I m 37 weeks pregnant and have been addicted to opiates during my pregnancy. I m now taking suboxone on my own..seeing how I don t have insurance. I m planning on going to hospital this week since it won t cost me that much since I m due shortly. I m wondering how long do opiates stay in an unborn baby s system? I don t wanna loose my daughter to CPS..but I m scared to death. I tried getting welfare insurance with no luck. I m scraed to death I m going to loose her. I don t know what to do?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Hi..stephanie.., Opium is an teratogenic drug, it will cause congenital malformation
in the fetus.., like ASD.,VSD heart disorder, anencephaly, spina bifida..
hence do not take any drug during pregnancy..., consult your gynecologist for more information.

Take care..
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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