First...congrats on your pregnancy. I know it's hard, but try not to get overwhelmed in worrying about everything.... Having gone through six pregnancies and six c-sections...I would say that stress is the #1 thing you want to avoid. Is this your first baby?
I got ill during my last pregnancy at week 10. I had to be put on several medications, pain medications as one of them (I was on long lasting morphine, and taking percocet for breakthrough). Because of all of that - my pregnancy was obviously determined to be "high risk" and saw the top high-risk OB and neonatologist. I felt horrendous guilt in the beginning. In prior pregnancies, I never put ANY thing I didn't have to in my body...and here I was on morphine! But my entire medical team met with me and really took the guilt away... they all believed that it was better for me to keep my pain levels down w/ the pain medication.... that it was ultimately better for baby for me to be in less pain, instead of me being in pain and having that stress put upon the baby. I had to just step out in faith and do what I had to do.
I ended up with a healthy little one - thank God. He was on the small size, especially compared to my other children...and that had to do w/ me being ill plus probably being on the different medications. In addition, the way that we avoided withdrawal in baby was two ways - he was given a small amount of medication the few days following his birth. Also, they had me continue nursing him in order for me to give him a small amount of opiate through my breastmilk. I nursed him for about a month...and, then, weaned him to a bottle, because of all the medications I had to be on. That was tough, as I had nursed all my other kids for 1 to 2 years... but, again, you just gotta do what is best!
So...those are just my experiences...but maybe you might find something in there that might help you. Talk to your doctor about your concerns... then, ultimately, you will need to make the decision for you. I wish you the best of luck!! Also, if you have any specific questions...feel free to ask!
Take good care... Tina
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; etc etc
Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation