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Tag: pregnancy

It Takes a Village to Raise an Addict

Imagine my surprise when, with 60 days clean, I found out I was pregnant.

Stop the Judgement: Laughter Doesn’t Make it Funny

Our 12-step group gives out tags for clean time; to recognize and congratulate certain lengths. This is supposed to be a joyous occasion. For a while now, when the nine-month tag is announced, some can be heard yelling out, “pregnant with recovery, not by someone in recovery.”

I Had A Miscarriage

Nothing prepares you to hear the words, “I’m sorry but there isn’t a heartbeat.”

My Recovery Baby Was Born Dependent

Sober Mommies Recovery Baby Born Dependent

When I got pregnant, the doctors switched my medication to Subutex because it was “safer” for the baby. My baby was born dependent.

I Had a Miscarriage in Recovery and I Am Not Okay

I thought I was ok. I had miscarried naturally twice before. But I wasn’t ok. I’m not ok.