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Hello All,

I am a 22 yr old mother of 1 (3yr old daughter) with one on the way.  I am currently 22 weeks along with my son.  I am deeply concerned because I recently moved to Nevada from Minnesota.  These last few weeks I have been using marijuana for the purpose of stimulating an appetite because I was finding it difficult to eat anything.  It was suggested by my physician in Minnesota and now that I've quit and been learning more about Nevada laws, I have become riddled with fear of CPS taking my newborn and 3 yr old in July because of my few weeks of use.  It is policy for them to drug test mothers and newborns at birth.  This is a newly established policy a far as my knowledge goes. Even though I have plenty of time til the date of delivery I am still concerned.

I have chosen to join this online community because it is by far the most naturally supportive that I have come across.  I aim to stay in this state because we moved here to get away from emotional turmoil back in Minnesota.  My daughter and I recently lost her father and I am trying to create a fresh start for us after this tragedy.  I don't know what to do, what is legal, or anything when it comes to this state I have only been here a few weeks and we are currently staying with my father and step mother.  I would really appreciate any feedback that could help me with this situation...I do not need to be criticized for the mistake I have made because I understand what I have done and am already being hard on myself as it is. I am open to any suggestions,even midwifes and a home birth if they are legal here.  I had my daughter naturally and plan for this one to be a natural childbirth a well o that aspect does not scare me...is anyone out there?

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I'm not sure about the laws there in Nevada, but there is absolutely no need for concern about a delivery day drug test.  The marijuana will definitely be out of your system by then.  In fact I have heard about some people using marijuana during labor for pain instead of traditional pain medications.  You have enough to worry about without stressing about unnecessary things.  

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