Treatment for pregnant women
If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and want a healthy baby, then it’s very important to avoid drug use during pregnancy. Illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin aren’t the only drugs that are harmful to fetal development; Commonly used over-the-counter medicines, along with substances such as caffeine and alcohol, can have lasting effects on an unborn child.If you use heroin during pregnancy, it can cause serious problems for your baby, like premature birth, NAS, birth defects and stillbirth. If you’re pregnant and using heroin, don’t stop taking it without getting treatment from your health care provider first. Quitting heroin suddenly (going cold turkey) can cause severe problems for your baby, including death. Treatment with drugs like buprenorphine (suboxone) can help you reduce your dependence on heroin in a way that’s safe for your baby.