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THC in meconium? BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12

I'm a tad concerned and I need some information/reassurance?



With my first child I vaped till 12 weeks, they took his meconium, never told me why no nothing. He was tested but I take it passed?



Now I'm pregnant with my second child and I just recently stopped at around 17 weeks. I would believe when they did the first blood test on me there was a drug screen and I would test positive for THC, so they would want to test this child?
If they test my urine I will be clean, my blood on the other hand is a different story since THC is stored in your fat cells and can take MONTHS to be completely gone.



Now if it is positive(for the baby) what would happen?
Can I deny this test?
Will my child be taken away?
Any other information?



I live in IA if that helps any since laws differ.



* I don't want to hear about how I should have stopped, this and that, I'm looking for real information and/or experiences.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62980 posts
17th May '12

Can you call your hospital for a "friend" and ask their drug testing policy? From what friends have told me, you can safely keep smoking/vaping/eating cannabis until your 6th month.

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" Can you call your hospital for a "friend" and ask their drug testing policy? From what friends have told me, you can safely keep smoking/vaping/eating cannabis until your 6th month. "


Okay this makes me feel a little better.
I will have to 'call' and see if they will even tell me.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
17th May '12

Do you know for sure if you failed the blood test? I don't think they can test the baby without probable cause.

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting misanthrope:" Do you know for sure if you failed the blood test? I don't think they can test the baby without probable cause."


Well I mean I was vaping before I found out I was pregnant, heavily.
I would assume I would test positive but they never said anything.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
17th May '12

Why are they testing you in the first place?
my friends baby tested positive for THC when she was born.
They called cps, and all they made her do was take drug tests for a couple months, and check up on her..But they went away after she passed a few tests.
Not sure how it is in your state, but PA has very strict laws on it.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62980 posts
17th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" Okay this makes me feel a little better. I will have to 'call' and see if they will even tell me."


They HAVE to tell you. They can't say it's confidential information.

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting Waiting for you ❤:" Why are they testing you in the first place? my friends baby tested positive for THC when she was born. ... [snip!] ... on her..But they went away after she passed a few tests. Not sure how it is in your state, but PA has very strict laws on it."


It was one the sheet for blood work.
I would think so they know if you are on drugs so they can discuss it or know what to expect? I don't even know honestly.



& this friend you say, she lives in PA as well?

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" They HAVE to tell you. They can't say it's confidential information. "


You should call :)
I feel like if I call they will find out my # and figure out who I am.
Maybe I'm just paranoid :?

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
17th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" It was one the sheet for blood work. I would think so they know if you are on drugs so they can discuss ... [snip!] ... so they can discuss it or know what to expect? I don't even know honestly. & this friend you say, she lives in PA as well?"



Yep shes here in PA.
but i dont think they test you with those blood tests they do...not that i know of, i think they have to have your consent. they cant just drug test you, with out your knowledge.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62980 posts
17th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" You should call :) I feel like if I call they will find out my # and figure out who I am. Maybe I'm just paranoid :?"


Sure, post or PM me the number, and I'll call.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
17th May '12

Here is what I found regarding your state.



What does the law say?




Currently there are no states that holds prenatal substance abuse as a criminal act of child abuse and neglect. But many have expanded their civil child-welfare requirements to include substance abuse during pregnancy as grounds for terminating parental rights in relation to child abuse and neglect. The laws that adress prenatal substance abuse are as follows:



  • Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota's health care providers are required to test for and report prenatal drug exposure. Kentucky health care providers are only required to test.


http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/illegaldrugs.html it's at the bottom of the page.



But I would think if you stopped at 16 weeks the baby should test negative. Best of luck OP.

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting misanthrope:" Here is what I found regarding your state. What does the law say? Currently there are no states ... [snip!] ... it's at the bottom of the page. But I would think if you stopped at 16 weeks the baby should test negative. Best of luck OP."


:?
So would this mean my pre prenatal use or just the babies meconium?

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
17th May '12
Quoting BG Secrets:" :? So would this mean my pre prenatal use or just the babies meconium?"


I'm not 100% sure. I will try to find more info for you.

BG Secrets Arizona 4906 posts
17th May '12
Quoting misanthrope:" I'm not 100% sure. I will try to find more info for you."


thank you so much.