I am currently 8 months pregnant (due Oct. 3, 2013) and last night for the first time since I found out that I was pregnant in February, I had four to five hits from a joint that my fiance and his friend who suffers from MS were sharing. I have not smoked marijuana throughout my pregnancy and I have never tampered with any other illegal drugs like; Meth, Cocaine, Heroine etc.
Our friend's nurse came in this afternoon and it was brought up to her about the situation; she said that because of my body mass (I am currently 268 - 270 lbs and stand 5 ft. 5) that it shouldn't take even a month for the THC to leave both mine and the baby's system; but of course, I flipped out and wanted to know a 100% TRUTHFUL answer.
Yes, it was wrong of me to even take a few puffs of the joint, you don't know how terrible I feel and I am worried that CPS will try and take our baby from us. This is our first child together; but I wanted to know what kind of case would CPS be able to build against me if it ever came to be - since there would be no prior evidence of me using marijuana or any other drugs up until just last night?
How long will it take with my body mass for the THC to leave both mine and the baby's system?
Well you did what you did......and there's nothing you can do about it now.
Nobody here can give you the 100% positive answer. It all depends on what "kind" of test someone "may, or may not" conduct. Some check for the past 30 days, others go as far back as a year or more. Worry is all you have, and there is no solution.
Just don't do that anymore especially since you are with child...............shame on you.
Take care of yourself, you have a helpless human being inside you that needs you.
Alright, so I asked my mom who worked at CPS for 10 years and this is what she said... "When the baby is born at the hospital, the hospital will probably report her to CPS but we have something called voluntary case management which is for minor cases where she has to go through classes to learn how to live without dx-- rugs and what it does to her and her baby. With those minor cases we don't remove the kids."
The will test you, the placenta and baby, but will only check baby if there is a positive test in the placenta, they will check you regardless. CPS will most likely be called but that doesn't mean baby will be taken, baby will only be taken if the test is positive for them, the teat can be positive for the placenta and negative for baby. Good luck to you
About the CPS situation I said that because I live in the state of Indiana..this is my first child, I'm not sure if they drug test the newborns here or not; once again I've heard that they do but then I've heard that they don't. I wasn't planning on saying anything about me smoking, unless of course it gets brought up by the nurses and what not.
Thank you for your answer; I asked the question cause as with a lot of things I keep hearing different stories. I have heard some people say CPS will take the baby and then I have heard also that they won't take the baby, but they will try and open up a case against me.
Why would they if they don't know? Just keep quiet and pray that your baby is ok. (I'm sure he/she will be) Just don't ever put yourself in this situation again. Learn from this.
Okay, to clarify that is the rule for Hawaii, I'm not sure how it works where you live.