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Hospitals and Drug Testing E-VEEE 1 child; Virginia 31 posts
25th Jun '11

Question: Do hospitals drug test newborns for marijuana ex poser?
Would it depend on the hospital, or state you live in? How would you find something like this out. I have googled and tried to do some research but I didnt find anything but opinions. Are there any women, or women that you know that smoked marijuana throughout pregnancy and the newborn was tested?

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Arielle':" Question: Do hospitals drug test newborns for marijuana ex poser? Would it depend on the hospital, or ... [snip!] ... opinions. Are there any women, or women that you know that smoked marijuana throughout pregnancy and the newborn was tested? "


from what i know.....they only really test newborns if the mother appears to be high at the time of delivery/admission

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
25th Jun '11

It depends on the hospital. I think in Texas they do. I had two friends go in and they both came up dirty. Two different parts of the state. They both had CPS involved. People are going to say they can't do it with out consent and that is bullshit. Sorry, no offense but they have done it a lot of ladies I know that went in to have their babies and they did it WITH OUT consent.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting La~La:" from what i know.....they only really test newborns if the mother appears to be high at the time of delivery/admission"

Love your avi... :D




But on topic... just to clarify what I had previously written, these ladies did not go in high. They hadn't even smoked for a while. =/

E-VEEE 1 child; Virginia 31 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting La~La:" from what i know.....they only really test newborns if the mother appears to be high at the time of delivery/admission"


This is what I thought, but I was not certain. I figured they dont just drug test EVRYONE and EVERY NEWBORN unless the mother or child was having withdrraw symptoms

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
25th Jun '11

look up your state laws, it seems like each one is different

1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
25th Jun '11

I have a SIL who smoked during her pregnancy and her twins were not tested at all, my husbands sister was just asking me this same question becasue she ahs smoked and than found out she was pregnant and she worried she will have her baby takin away now.
i wouldnt know from personal expierence because I didnt smoke anything whiel pregnant.

Meℓony ♥ 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 3798 posts
25th Jun '11

they'll only drug test your baby if it comes out with signs of withdraws, but I'm 99% sure it won't lol.
I found this site, it tells you all the states that do mandatory drug testing newborns-
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1580248/?page=3
lucky for you and me, they don't in our state :D
and besides, if your baby was to ONLY test positive for marijuana CSP wouldn't be concerned that much, they only look for moms that do the more hardcore drugs, and pills while pregnant.
My neighbor told me they come in and ask you if you do any drugs and what not, I'm not sure if that would be the case for your hospital but if you do just be honest and say you do smoke, but I'd say on occasion lol.



I see drama coming through on this.. LOL

E-VEEE 1 child; Virginia 31 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Melony&Zach♥[34wks]:" they'll only drug test your baby if it comes out with signs of withdraws, but I'm 99% sure it won't lol. ... [snip!] ... but if you do just be honest and say you do smoke, but I'd say on occasion lol. I see drama coming through on this.. LOL"


Thank you for the link!!

Meℓony ♥ 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 3798 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting E-VEEE:" Thank you for the link!! "

No problem :D

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Melony&Zach♥[34wks]:" No problem :D"


Wait were you saying you're 15 and do drugs lol?

Meℓony ♥ 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 3798 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Ashleeee B:" Wait were you saying you're 15 and do drugs lol?"


NO! I smoke weed every now and then. I've never done anything hardcore.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Melony&Zach♥[34wks]:" NO! I smoke weed every now and then. I've never done anything hardcore."


Oh okay! Good :)

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
25th Jun '11

I went to a despernsery here yesterday with my huge belly! I was kinda uncomfortable ;) but no one said anything. Anyway I imagine if you live in a medical state and have your papers then it would not matter at all.

annnna Texas 1 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Melony&Zach&Kairi♥:" they'll only drug test your baby if it comes out with signs of withdraws, but I'm 99% sure it won't lol. ... [snip!] ... but if you do just be honest and say you do smoke, but I'd say on occasion lol. I see drama coming through on this.. LOL"


hello there my friend is 36 weeks pregnant and cant eat if she dont smoke and has alot of sickness if she dont smoke i look at that state thing you posted up and for texas its no all the way .. but are you sure cause she realy needs to know?//?