MAT is Gold Standard for pregnant women.
If you have opioid use disorder, treatment can start you on the road to recovery and a healthier pregnancy. It’s essential that pregnant women with an opioid use disorder seek help as soon as possible to reduce the risk of serious complications to both mother and child.
Remember, opioid use disorder is a treatable disease.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that pregnant women who have an opioid use disorder should receive medical care and counseling services, not punishment.
Seeking help is the first step in recovering from addiction and making a better life for you and your family.
Treating your addiction or dependency during pregnancy offers several benefits, including:
• Lower risk of death or serious harm to you and your baby
• Reduced rates of prenatal withdrawal
• Stabilized levels of opioids in the baby’s system
• Lowered risks of — or less severe — NAS