August 2022 Moms

No judgement. Need answers

I'm 15 weeks pregnant today, I found out I was pregnant a week ago and I'm an active user. Will this affect my baby? I go for ultrasound gender reveal Monday. Praying Everything is good

Re: No judgement. Need answers

  • Ask your doctor but I'm pretty certain the answer will be yes.
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  • I’m so glad that you are following up with the doctor and hospital. I sincerely hope you can find a good support system to help you stay clean, even after the baby is born. I don’t feel qualified to really help you because I have no experience with either drug use or helping someone recover from that, but I will also say some prayers for you and your baby. The most important thing to do now, besides staying off of drugs and away from anyone else doing them, is to be honest with your doctor so they can help you. 
  • I can imagine this has been a scary surprise, but I’m proud of you for taking the right steps for you and baby to be as healthy as possible!! Stay strong for both of you. 
  • I was quite the party animal, and found out I was pregnant right before the 2 month mark. Definitely tell your doctor- I did (my first appt I still had things in my system even tho I had been ‘clean’ for 10 days). It will be noted in your medical file, and, you’ll likely need to be seen for more regular testing. You will also have a drug screening at EVERY APPOINTMENT. My doc (and I do not know how accurate this is- not being a doctor) that any damage had “already been done” and to most certainly stop the “partying”. Depending on your state, the baby’s first poop (I forgot what it’s called) can or WILL be tested. It shows whats been consumed in the last 4-5 months of pregnancy. Certain states consider usage during pregnancy child abuse. From what I’ve researched- it seems like its active usage AFTER you discover you’re pregnant- hence the frequent drug testing and likely post birth baby drug test. I’m not saying this to scare you, its just what I’ve learned in my journey. It is never easy to get clean and sober, but the important part is that you’ve made the decision and doing what needs to be done now! All my blessings for your strength and recovery! 
  • I have been clean 4 years. Absolutely no judgement. I hope you find a good support group to help you on your journey in recovery. You cannot do it alone!! My advice would be to take care of yourself and baby and to get a sponsor. Best wishes and thoughts for you and baby! 
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