After eating a poppyseed bagel resulted in this mom's drug test coming back positive, the hospital called CPS and she was separated from her newborn son.
After the pain and stress of giving birth is over and done with, there are normally two things a new mom will want to do. Number one on the list is sleep and a lot of it. Once you have had as much sleep as you possibly can, the only other thing you want to do is lie there and marvel at the new arrival.
For new mom Elizabeth Dominguez, the stress only intensified once her son arrived. As reported by CafeMom, upon arrival at the hospital in New York, medical professionals took a urine sample from Elizabeth. Not out of the ordinary, that happens to any and all moms so the urine can be tested to ensure mom and baby are both okay.
Things started to get a little more out of the ordinary when Elizabeth's test results returned and she had tested positive for opiates. Not only did that raise alarm bells for her, but it also sent hospital staff into a state of panic. Elizabeth tried to explain that she hadn't taken any drugs, but the hospital had to follow protocol. That protocol began with them calling Child Protective Services.
After speaking with her husband, Elizabeth figured out that the positive result was due to her eating a poppyseed bagel earlier that day. Since poppyseeds are derived from opium plants, it can result in you failing a drug test after you eat them. Elizabeth tried to explain that to doctors, but the protocol was already in full effect. That led to her being separated from her newborn son within 24 hours of giving birth.
In the 24 hours after that, hospital staff continued to monitor the newborn for signs of withdrawal. Since the false positive was caused by a bagel, they thankfully didn't find any. Elizabeth was eventually reunited with her son, but the whole situation was obviously very traumatic. She is now telling her story with the hope that other moms-to-be will hear it and not fall into the same trap that she did.