A 27-year-old female asked:
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ob knows of heroin relapse once during pregnancy. will they test baby at birth? if so what will they test?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
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Possibly: THE Ob might do a drug screen as will the pediatrician
Answered on May 19, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
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Its up to them: There are several places where drugs can be tested in a newborn. Pee/poop/hair/blood are all potential sources of information in a newborn. What they look at will depend on the practices of that set of physicians.
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Inform your Obgyn of your substance use so that they can provide you the help that you need. Focus on getting help and protected your baby. Don’t focus on how to avoid getting caught.
Apr 25, 2018

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