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Self harming. Kelly-Ann Louise 1 child; 1 angel baby; Australia 798 posts
11th Jun '13

Can your baby be taken by CPS if you self harm?

Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
11th Jun '13

I have no idea. then again i see my therapist eery two weeks cause i have chronic depression. It depends, tho in most states a fetus is not considered alive yet an therefore has no human rights. however tjere are laws against illegal abortions which u can get in trouble for if u harm urself intentionally that results in miscarriage. if u are thinking of self harming (i did and still do but i am treated for it and im also a suicide attempt survivor) go and get help. go to the ER if thats what it takes to get treated as long as u keep urself and the baby safe. need to talk let me know.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 12771 posts
11th Jun '13

If someone sees the issue and is concerned and reports their concerns to CPS, I would say yes, it's very possible as it could be seen as a potential danger to the child.

Kelly-Ann Louise 1 child; 1 angel baby; Australia 798 posts
11th Jun '13

My baby is 3 and a half months old.
I would never do a thing to hurt her.
I have PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety disorder.
Im medicated, but Ive been having a hard time lately, and had a confrontation with my MIL tonight and I have no one to talk to.
Im getting urges to self harm though I probably wont act on it.
If I did though, could my daughter be taken from me?

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 12771 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Kelly-Ann Louise:" My baby is 3 and a half months old. I would never do a thing to hurt her. I have PTSD, Depression, and ... [snip!] ... talk to. Im getting urges to self harm though I probably wont act on it. If I did though, could my daughter be taken from me?"


Well first of all, that's good that you're acknowledging these urges -- hopefully your daughter will be a good push for you to resist them. Like I said, if someone saw evidence of self-harm on your body and was concerned and called CPS, it is a possibility.

Kelly-Ann Louise 1 child; 1 angel baby; Australia 798 posts
11th Jun '13

I will just write in my journal or something.
Thanks for responding ladies.

Alyssa Marie Smith Due December 1; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 193 posts
11th Jun '13

Though i would never hurt my son i did have thoughts of it. especially when i got PPD really bad. all it took was fir me to push myself. he was my reason for living and the one reason why i wont attempt suicide again. but i dunno how cps can get involved if ur baby isnt born yet. trust me. besides if u r not pregnant butwant to hurt just urself and not the baby....idk cos are twisted and a bunch if jerks towards families that dont need bothering. go get treated. my opinion bit if cps dies come omg dont mention ur depressed...they use it against u like they did with me. awful people. they went away but i hate social workers who pretend to be nice then lie to ur face

kays`mumma Due December 2; 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
5th Jul '13

Yes I live in Australia and cps/dhs are very strict here they will see it as your putting your daughter in harms way, as your supposed to protect and be a role
Model for her, if someone reports you even a hospital or doctor they will definitely become involved and I'm unsure if they would take her but id say yes if they thought you were unstable...



Can you seek some help from a doctor or friend? Hope you feel well soon