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What happens to mothers who test positive for meth in pregnancy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Injury to child: In my state such results will place the mother on a list for a monitored birth & child protective services review. Most will lose the child at birth t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Seeking help: There are more important issues than the tax screen result. It is crucial that the doctor treating her know about the Meth use. The prenatal care need... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Don't try to hide: If I have reason to look, I will find evidenced of drug exposure as far back as 20 weeks of gestation, maybe earlier. Anytime is a good time to stop a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. You are about to become a mother. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I know that you want to be the best mother that you possibl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Some basics: When you test for drugs in a newborn there are samples you can get that will reveal ANY drug exposure, sometimes as far back as 12 weeks gestation. Th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
HPT: Methamphetamine should not change the effectiveness of a home pregnancy test.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Please stop smoking meth especially if you want to become a mother. Some of what you have heard from "drug educators" about other recreational drugs i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Unlikely: Meth is not likely to read as a positive home pregnancy test. however, meth has significant harmful effects on your body and on the baby, if you are p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Likely yes: and that is the least of your problems. Methamphetamine is rarely a drug that people who have used more significantly in the past can just try once a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Meth in pregnancy: The damage by methamphetamine to a developing baby during pregnancy is unpredictable and potentially serious. Additionally it is essential for the bab... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not where we look: If I want to verify type or length of drug exposure in a newborn I check their first poop. The poop begins to form about 12 weeks into pregnancy and i... Read More