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drug testing newborns.. user banned
Jan 20th '10

a friend of mine has been smoking marijuana nearly everyday of her pregnancy...
she said she is gonna quit a month or so before the baby is born so it wont show up on a drug test..
well i know that sometimes they test meconium and that can show drug use for months... she is freaking out even though they didnt test her or her baby last time because if they did she would of been positive, but I was wondering how many of your babies were drug tested with meconium tests?

As far as I know I wasnt and neither was my baby, but then again if i was i would of been clean so either they tested me and didnt say anyting or didnt test me... so im trying to make her feeel better but im afraid she may get her baby taken away or something, i just wish she would stop smoking, i dont really see the point :roll:

ChiaPetsMom {TJB} 33 kids; Clackamas, Oregon 39566 posts
Jan 20th '10
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RadioactiveCat 2 kids; Roanoke, VA, United States 22958 posts
Jan 20th '10

Don't they drug test you at prenatal appointments, or are they strictly looking for sugar or protein in the urine?

ChiaPetsMom {TJB} 33 kids; Clackamas, Oregon 39566 posts
Jan 20th '10
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Samwise0311 1 child; Gainesville, Florida 4527 posts
Jan 20th '10
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Sheena Mac 2 kids; New York 4762 posts
Jan 20th '10

I had medicaid with my first son and was drug tested twice during my pregnancy. The first time I failed so my son was bagged after birth and his urine was collected. I had been an avid smoker and last time I smoked was 2 weeks prior to finding out I was pregnant. I didn't smoke at all during my pregnancy though. I was clean the second drug test and so was my son at birth.

Penny&Jess 1 child; Florida 15375 posts
Jan 20th '10

I think that it may be a state by state or case by case basis.......like if they see a reason to test. I could be wrong though. I know I was not testing nor was my baby that I was aware of.........except at my first prenatal visit but that was it!

RadioactiveCat 2 kids; Roanoke, VA, United States 22958 posts
Jan 20th '10
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MommyWise Pink X2 2 kids; Florida 1408 posts
Jan 20th '10

They dont drug test... Unless there is obvious suspicion in the NB.

LoveyDovey♥. Due January 25; 18 kids; Spring Hill, Tennessee 2729 posts
Jan 20th '10

Thats sad she couldnt stop for 9 months.:?. But i don't think they do unless there is concern for it.

ChiaPetsMom {TJB} 33 kids; Clackamas, Oregon 39566 posts
Jan 20th '10
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E L I Z A B E T H ! Due October 17 (boy); 1 child; Walpole, New Hampshire 6774 posts
Jan 20th '10

They normally don't drug test unless they feel they have reason to do so. I got drug tested 3 different times during my pregnancy because I told them that I had smoked pot while I was pregnant not knowing it so they had me take 3 drugs tests (whenever I wanted though). Then when my LO was born, they never even bothered with testing either one of us because I passed all my tests before that.

Coffee Milk 2 kids; Alaska 2089 posts
Jan 20th '10

When I started going to my OB's office, they made me sign a form that they 'Informed me by baby will be drug tested after birth' I asked some questions and they said they call in CPS and then it is in thier hands if anything comes back positive.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
Jan 20th '10
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Sheena Mac 2 kids; New York 4762 posts
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