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Do they give newborns and mothers drug tests at the time of birth for a c-section?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Feb. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (22)
  • WHY?

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:20 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • nope not unless they suspect drug use or the baby has issues that lead them to think drugs

    Answer by sati769leigh at 10:23 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • they randomly test during pre nantal care about 4 tests --- if you have a positive then they test you both at birth and a report is sent to CPS (at least in NY that is how it goes) no consent is gotten or required

    Answer by MELRN at 10:24 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • if there is a suspicion of drug use. i can't imagine why

    Answer by ssnelson26 at 10:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • also if you deliver preterm with no known medical reason for it they will test you both as well even if you never tested positive in prenatal care

    Answer by MELRN at 10:26 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • 9 months IS a long time to stop doing drugs for the sake of your child.

    I could understand why you'd risk their health/wellbeing/life.

    Answer by ours at 10:27 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • wow i dont even like that this question was asked!! Why it should even be a issue?? I think every women and baby should be tested and those who test postive should be reported to social services! Without a Doubt!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • It depends where you live. In my state they test every baby that is born.

    Answer by itsjaimiehere at 10:51 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Florida

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • in my state if u are on medical assistance then yes they will test you and the baby at birth, if baby got something in them, the child is taken from you at the hospital by cps. this is indiana.

    Answer by indysownlilbit at 11:01 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

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