My name is Caitlin (obviously), and I am 32 years old. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am happily married to my best friend (and sometimes pain in my ass) and we have 2 children. Flynn will be 10 in October. Ryan just turned 3 at the end of June. You will read a lot about all of them throughout my blog. I delivered both of my babies on Buprenorphine. When I got pregnant with my oldest, there was almost ZERO information on how Buprenorphine would effect my baby. I became quite literally obsessed with researching everything I could (with the help of my mom, who at the time was a Nursery/Level 2 NICU nurse). I had 2 healthy babies. Neither of them were medicated and I FULLY believe it is because I went into my pregnancies with knowledge, education on the medication I was taking, and the best things I could do not only for my babies, but for myself. My mission is to help you too.
I decided to start a blog, in hopes that I would start reaching a bigger audience. I have been working diligently to break the stigma against MAT (Medication Assisted Therapy) for over 10 years. I have an extreme passion for helping pregnant women and new mothers (and fathers too!) on MAT.
I run a group on Facebook, SSSP (mothers on suboxone, subutex, and methadone). It has gotten fairly large in the last few years. I tend to get my point across best through writing (and yelling periodically when it comes to my husband and kids). A bunch of people encouraged me to start a blog. So, here we are. I hope you learn something, gain something, or just enjoy what it is I have to say. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If you can’t find something here, I WILL find out and get back to you.
I plan on having links for new moms, tips and tricks after just delivering a baby, pregnancy tips, new parenting tips, and I will also be sharing pieces of my life throughout the process. This is sure to be an interesting ride, and I am thrilled you’re here to experience it with me. Please bare with me as I get everything added and fixed up with the blog. Next up….I will be sharing what got me here…my experiences, strength, and hope. It hasn’t been an easy ride, but man, it has been worth it.