I am a NICU nurse and I can speak from years of experience of having to take care of babies that are detoxing and it is heartbreaking. We all have to take turns holding them while they scream. I am not telling you this to make you feel bad but it is absolutely the truth. I have known only 2 moms in my 10 year career that have chosen to detox themselves during pregnancy. The babies come out perfectly healthy and have no pain, diarrhea, sweats, or skin breakdown after delivery. The easiest time for your baby to detox is while they are inside of you. If you wait until after delivery the baby is not weaned off of the methadone, the cord is cut and they are taken off cold turkey. After a day or 2 they are put on a couple of drug to help control the withdrawl symptoms and to prevent seizures. The severity of withdrawl is measured by the NAS. I know that coming off the drug is a personal decision. One of the ladies I knew that went through detox herself during pregnancy told me " I knew that one of us had to detox, I didn't want to have to sit and watch my baby withdrawl while I sat here with no pain or trouble, it just didn't seem fair."