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

IS there a list of states that do this?!

♥ + ♥ ♥ ♥ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 5846 posts
Dec 16th '09
Quoting kristenxxdanielle:
hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
Dec 16th '09

google.

SailorJerry 3 kids; California 18522 posts
Dec 16th '09

not sure, I thought they all did that.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44107 posts
Dec 16th '09
♥PhlinEOM TTC since May 2011; 17 kids; Pawleys Island, South Carolina 15005 posts
Dec 16th '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 Orlando, FL, Switzerland 39414 posts
status Dec 16th '09

I think it should be EVERY state.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44107 posts
Dec 16th '09
Quoting tinana:
tinana+2 Orlando, FL, Switzerland 39414 posts
status Dec 16th '09
Quoting LoveMyTwoGirls(37Weeks):
Jessie + 2 ♥ 2 kids; River Grove, Illinois 13189 posts
Dec 16th '09
Quoting tinana:
savannah*s mommy plus 1 2 kids; Massachusetts 1417 posts
Dec 16th '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 20987 posts
Dec 16th '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 20987 posts
Dec 16th '09
Quoting *Jackie*[team PINK]:
crybaby tittymouse ☮ 1 child; Utah 15839 posts
Dec 16th '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
Dec 16th '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.