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Mandatory drug testing in newborns crybaby tittymouse ☮ 1 child; Utah 15839 posts
16th Dec '09

IS there a list of states that do this?!

Jennifer [11 weeks] Due October 31; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 5465 posts
16th Dec '09
Quoting kristenxxdanielle:
hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
16th Dec '09

google.

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17276 posts
16th Dec '09

not sure, I thought they all did that.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
16th Dec '09
♥PhlinEOM TTC since May 2011; 17 kids; Pawleys Island, South Carolina 15005 posts
16th Dec '09

Mainly its the mothers that are tested....

If a mother shows up positive for something, THEN they test the meconium on the infant to see if the mother has been using drugs while the baby was in utero.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
16th Dec '09

I think it should be EVERY state.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
16th Dec '09
Quoting tinana:
tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
16th Dec '09
Quoting LoveMyTwoGirls(37Weeks):
Jessie + 2 ♥ 2 kids; River Grove, Illinois 13189 posts
16th Dec '09
Quoting tinana:
savannah*s mommy plus 1 2 kids; Massachusetts 1417 posts
16th Dec '09

Im glad they do in Mass.

My SO's cousin had her baby back in October. She denied ever doing ANY type of drug while she was pregnant. Her daughter was born a crack baby and addicted. It too almost a month in the hospital, of her being in the NICU, for the baby to get better.

She had no signs of being addicted when she was born, so if they didnt do the testing, the Drs would have never known.

BTW she's doing much better now, being taken care of by her grandmother.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
16th Dec '09

nope its not. i dont think it even has to do with the state...i just know my hospital doesnt because i know a bunch of girls who smoked pot and never got tested.
they do test if they think they should though, like if there are any reasons

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
16th Dec '09
Quoting *Jackie*[team PINK]:
crybaby tittymouse ☮ 1 child; Utah 15839 posts
16th Dec '09

Im trying to tell my friend she will get involved with CPS for weed but she doesn't believe me!

♥PhlinEOM TTC since May 2011; 17 kids; Pawleys Island, South Carolina 15005 posts
16th Dec '09

I personally think every baby should be tested....and mother....and father. I just don't agree with drug use and children

If you aren't adult enough to quit doing drugs once you get pregnant or have a child, then you aren't mature enough to keep it. sorry. just how i feel.