Hello everyone. I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child (I have a one year old daughter). I had a hospital birth with a horrible OB who abused me- he purposefully broke my water and tried to put an internal fetal monitor, even though we just had a conversation about how I didnt want that, he said he was "checking me" but he was actually doing this without my knowledge, untill I saw the long thing he was sticking inside of me and I yelled at him to stop and tried to kick him off of me, but he didnt even stop then..thankfully he didnt get the internal monitor in but he did break my water against my will. Thankfully, I birthed by daughter very well despite being drugged against my will (the nurse lied and said it wasnt an opiate, but I was so high I was falling asleep)
I am a recovering heroin addict. I have not used in 5 years. I have been taking suboxone for over two years and it works very well for me. I took subutex (which is subxone without the naltraxone, its just a mild opiate) when I was pregnant with my daughter and she had no withdrawal at all and she is totally healthy, and my pregnancy was very smooth (as was my labor/delivery). I am taking subutex now again with this pregnancy.
I have to see an OB or my doctor will not give me my subutex and I would go into withdrawal, which could cause miscarriage and relapse for me. But I really want a homebirth, or a UC. I dont want to be in a hospital. The subutex has NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER on my labor/delivery. NONE. There is no reason for me to be unable to give birth outside of a hospital. But the issue is that no midwife will take me, more than likely, and IF this baby gets symtoms of withdrawal..which would occus around 12-24 hours after birth then she or he may need to see a doctor, although it is highly unlikely that the baby would need any drugs to cope with the withdrawal, if they have them. Its not like methadone, methadone is much stronger and causes much more serious withdrawal. My daughter had NO withdrawal, and the majority of babies who do have withdrawal just need some extra TLC for a few days and breastfeeding is very helpful as well.
Do you think that I can have a UC even if I need to bring my baby in to be seen by a doctor the next day or so?