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A 27-year-old female asked:

Ob knows of heroin relapse once during pregnancy. will they test baby at birth? if so what will they test?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: THE Ob might do a drug screen as will the pediatrician
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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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