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Newborn Meconium Testing nolongeruse Bayamón, Puerto Rico 63 posts
27th Apr '11

I just read somewhere that your baby's meconuim can be tested for drugs and it shows everything you took/did in your whole pregnancy. I occasionally smoked pot before I knew I was pregnant and I am really worried because in TX smoking marijuana while pregnant is a felony. I'm really afraid that my baby will be taken away if anything is found in her meconuim. Does anyone know if this is done on every newborn in Texas?

Spirit Flower Due June 7 (girl); Texas 2258 posts
27th Apr '11

i think only if they suspect it. they will usually test the urine and/or blood

Emmie (&Jade) 17 kids; Mentor, Ohio 3177 posts
27th Apr '11

it it was only a little... before you knew... i highly doubt it would show up

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
27th Apr '11

if its true that they can, they probably won't test it unless they feel the need too. doesn't quite seem right to me....I dunno

meggg+J,B&L♥ 3 kids; Nasinu, Fiji 16901 posts
27th Apr '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spirit Flower:</b>" i think only if they suspect it. they will usually test the urine and/or blood"</blockquote>




This

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
27th Apr '11

er, bg eating posts.


the hospital tested my son's mec. was positive, but the reults didnt even come in til we were home. i admitted to everything i took, you should too.

Spirit Flower Due June 7 (girl); Texas 2258 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" er, bg eating posts. the hospital tested my son's mec. was positive, but the reults didnt even come in til we were home. i admitted to everything i took, you should too."


thats crazy..i read they dont do that unless youre high risk for drugs...less than 5 pnatal apps, history, positive pnatal dt...and also that it is the least common method

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting Spirit Flower:" thats crazy..i read they dont do that unless youre high risk for drugs...less than 5 pnatal apps, history, positive pnatal dt...and also that it is the least common method"


i admitted to taking percocet and oxycontin for pain. so they tested my son at birth to make sure i wasnt doing anything else. baby was fine, i was fine. they dont test everyone.

and OP it only will show drugs after the 18th week of pregnancy

nolongeruse Bayamón, Puerto Rico 63 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" i admitted to taking percocet and oxycontin for pain. so they tested my son at birth to make sure ... [snip!] ... else. baby was fine, i was fine. they dont test everyone. and OP it only will show drugs after the 18th week of pregnancy"



What will only show drugs after the 18th week of pregnancy. The meconium?

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
27th Apr '11
Quoting TA73:" What will only show drugs after the 18th week of pregnancy. The meconium?"


yeah. the mec test shows drugs from 18th week to birth.

before the 18th week the fetus doesnt have a developed digestive system so it cannot begin to make meconium. hope this helps!