Detoxing While Pregnant

Enlight Treatment Center is a leading rehab facility that helps women detox while pregnant. We use specific medications during detox and help pregnant women safely overcome the withdrawal without causing potential harm to the baby.

Taking the necessary steps

How to detox safely while
pregnant or nursing?

Expecting mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs can be putting themselves and their baby’s life at risk. Detoxing while pregnant or quitting drugs cold turkey can be dangerous and can put you at risk for miscarriage. As a leading rehab, we offer customized pregnant detox treatment in a state-of-the-art facility and ensure our patients’ safe and speedy recovery with around-the-clock clinical care.

While it is normal to feel intimidated by detox and pregnancy, choosing the right rehab will solve your problems fast. Using medication-assisted treatments and experiential therapies, we help our expecting mothers detox their bodies and minds safely and help them have a safe pregnancy.

The Effects of Alcohol Use on Unborn babies

What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Babies born with atypical facial features and children who grow up to have mood, attention, and anger disorders may be suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol exposure before birth can cause a child to suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Like other spectrum disorders, not all cases are the same and can differ in severity. Some of the effects include:

  • Children developing with abnormally small heads and brains
  • Defects in the heart and spine
  • Shorter than average height
  • Low body weight
  • Intellectual disability
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Delayed physical development
  • A ridge between the nose and upper lip

Children with FASD can also suffer from problems with the heart, kidney, and bones. Hyperactive behavior, poor memory, and speech and language delays are some of the other effects of FASD.

Risks During Detox

Potential complications of
withdrawal during pregnancy

You must not quit drugs or alcohol cold turkey during pregnancy to prevent adverse physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Drug detox while pregnant can reduce the withdrawal symptoms and prevent potential health complications, provided you receive it from an experienced rehab. Here are several withdrawal symptoms that you can experience without detox:

  • Opioid – Withdrawal syndrome in opioid users can resemble that of flu. Patients can experience muscle and joint pain, sweating, chills, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremors, increased heart rate, runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea. Quitting opioid cold-turkey can cause respiratory depression for unborn babies, and your fetus may not get enough oxygen.
  • Cocaine – Withdrawal symptoms of cocaine and stimulant drugs are predominantly emotional. Patients experience severe depression, anxiety, intense drug cravings, and suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
  • Alcohol – Quitting alcohol cold-turkey can be life-threatening for the expecting mother and her baby. Withdrawal symptoms can include hallucinations, seizures, confusion, delirium tremors. In worse cases, delirium tremors can lead to the death of both the mother and the fetus.

To learn more about detoxing pregnant women, call 1-866-604-0727. Enlight Treatment Center is a preeminent rehab for medical detox with around-the-clock medical support and an experienced clinical team. Do not let your addiction decide your baby’s future; get in touch with us now!

- Reviewed by Lilit Asulyan, Psy. D

The Information You Need to Start Your Journey to Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

The Information You Need For Success

We suggest signing up for alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA, at a licensed rehab facility to help you commit to recovery whole-heartedly. Our patient-oriented substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County begins with medical detox, which helps control and reduces the intense withdrawal symptoms. Our supervised alcohol detox prevents fatal complications and reduces the pain and discomfort you may experience otherwise.

Speak to an admissions officer at a rehab facility to learn about your treatment options. You may also want to check with your insurance provider to learn about in-network treatment providers and the coverage details.

We highly recommend inpatient treatment for those battling alcoholism. Here are some of the top arguments in favor of inpatient rehab:

  1. You will receive around-the-clock clinical care and support from the clinical staff.
  2. You get to take time off from your everyday responsibilities and work-related commitments, allowing you more time and better peace of mind to focus on healing and recovery.
  3. Recovery at an inpatient facility can be a thorough immersive process and is ideal for those who have relapsed after rehab treatment in the past.

While inpatient treatment for alcohol rehabilitation lasts around 30 – 90 days or longer, it has the lowest relapse rates and optimizes your chance of attaining a safe, speedy, and successful recovery. Our inpatient substance use services include behavioral therapies, medical detox, counseling, 12-step meetings, and holistic programs.

The triggers and cravings can make it quite hard to maintain your commitment to sobriety after completing the rehab procedure. After rehab treatment, the last thing you want is to relapse and let your several months of hard work at a treatment center go down the drain.

Enrolling in care programs at a leading drug rehab and alcohol treatment facility can provide you with the structure and support required for ongoing recovery. Sharing your struggles with other people can also provide you with comfort and encourage you to keep fighting those triggers and cravings in your lifelong journey towards sobriety. Ongoing care programs provide you with an opportunity to seek support from mental health experts, allow you to share your journey with fellow recovering addicts, and help you stay strong in your recovery journey.

We at Enlight Treatment Center can help you break free from addiction. Get in touch with us at 1-866-604-0727 to learn more about our affordable addiction care. We are the #1 alcohol rehab in Ventura with highly effective treatments and therapies and a high success rate.

Yes, you do. Most alcoholism victims are unaware of how advanced their disorder is or whether they show signs of co-occurring mental issues on the side. We know that alcohol addiction never comes alone, as it usually links to co-occurring disorders like mental or emotional traumas, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. This shows that the rehabilitation process is more complex and requires a carefully-tailored approach to ensure optimal results over time.

We rely on patient-oriented substance use services to ensure optimal recovery and minimize the psychological and physical discomfort during the rehab procedure. These services begin with in-depth clinical evaluation on-site and include:

  • Medical detoxification – The detox procedure involves medication, therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling in a secure, comfortable, and controlled environment. You will have a team of rehab clinicians supervising the recovery process, ready to intervene in case the procedure goes off track. The detox treatment is critical for stabilizing the nervous system, cleansing the body of any alcohol-related harmful components, and preparing patients for residential treatment.
  • Residential/inpatient treatment – The residential program is the core component of our alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA. The program places you in a controlled and comfortable environment at our facility, where you will adopt a long-lasting recovery routine and a structured and positive lifestyle. It involves recovery procedures like psychotherapy, family therapy, recreational activities, individual and group counseling, etc.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment – The dual diagnosis program is another vital component of our substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County. It aims to identify and address underlying co-occurring disorders that may have triggered or fuel your addiction and impact your recovery rate. The dual diagnosis treatment is a necessary addition to rehab, as it helps patients embrace a more stable and alcohol-free lifestyle over the years.

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Our admissions team is available 24/7 for those in need of treatment. Even if we are not a match for you or your loved one, we are here to help. It is a cornerstone practice of  Enlight Treatment Center to serve as a bridge between the community and treatment.