Re: Pregnant tapering vs cold turkey
Welcome to the board.
It's a tough position you are in for sure. I think the plan that Philster 2003 suggested is the path I would follow if I were in your shoes. It would certainly be easier physically on both you and the baby that going cold turkey.
I tapered off opiates myself. I won't say there is no discomfort, but certainly much less than going cold turkey. Each time I made a cut, it would take me a week-10 days to level off for the next cut. I went very slow, but you do not have the time I was afforded to complete the process.
Your Lamaze breathing knowledge will help with anxiety. Being a fitness instructor can sure be a benefit because the more we move, the quicker the leveling off. Move as much as is practical for you.
Hope to see you post again and let us know your progress.
Best wishes for you and the coming family addition!