Understanding the Dangers of Using Opioids While Pregnant

opioid addiction; pregnancy The dangers of using opioids while pregnant are significant as they can cross through the blood into the placenta of the baby, which can carry many risks for your baby. Opioid addiction while pregnant can increase the risk of complications as well as miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth. It can also lead to congenital abnormalities in the brain, spine, and spinal cord. Furthermore, there may be problems with a baby’s growth, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may occur after birth. Seeking addiction treatment right away is vital to the health of you and your child.

If you or someone you love is pregnant and struggling with prescription opioid addiction, it’s important to understand the risks and seek addiction treatment right away.

Opioid Addiction & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby becomes addicted to opioids that the mother is taking while pregnant. An addicted baby may suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms that include:

  • Poor feeding
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Seizures

Why Choose Resilience Health?

Resilience Health is unique for several reasons; among them is that doctors rather than therapists run our program to maximize our patients’ success. Furthermore, we provide only outpatient programs with daily support and weekly check-ins for up to two years. In our experience, this provides the best results and long-term success for those who have a substance use disorder.

Medically Managed Programs for Opioid Dependence

Our medically managed programs are up to eight times more effective when compared to other programs. Some treatment centers are large organizations that do not offer personalized care or significant patient-to-doctor contact.

Better Patient Experience

The Resilience Health opioid addiction program is very patient-focused. The doctors have frequent contact with their patients, reaching out frequently to check in and send motivational texts. Plus, patients can have meetings in their homes via telehealth calls with our nurses.

Contact Resilience Health Today

As doctors, our team can better serve you and your baby as you seek addiction treatment. Additionally, withdrawal can be dangerous to you and your baby; that’s why you want the benefit of close medical detox and supervision as you break free from your opioid addiction.

If you, a friend, or a family member need help, contact us today at 435-261-7878 and get on the path to recovery at Resilience Health Surgery in Heber City, Utah.

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