I have read a few posts on this site and everyone seems so welcoming and understanding to the questions asked and do not judge others. I have been crying all day and I am scared to death of what will occur after my baby is born ...
I went to my ob/gyn today for a check up and I am 16 weeks along. I live in North Carolina and I am also on Medicaid. Having to receive assistance was very hard for me to handle at first, but I don't know what I would do without it.
Well, at my checkup today my dr. informed me that at my last appointment (12 weeks) that I tested positive for marijuana. I had no idea they even tested my urine. Well the only times I smoked were at 4 weeks, before I was aware of my pregnancy, and again at 12-14 weeks due to trouble sleeping and stress, a decision that I now regret and feel like an idiot for. I quit after the last time I smoked which was around 14 weeks and I do not know if i tested positive today or not. My dr. just said today that I had to quit smoking pot or DSS would get involved, and I informed her that I had quit. I am now scared to death, after reading information all evening, that the thc will be detectable in my newborn's meconium or placenta at birth because I smoked around the time meconium would start being formed.. Will it be detectable? I am scared that CPS will have to be involved or that they will take the baby from me. Will they?
I am 25 , have a bachelor's degree, have 1 year completed of master's coursework from a Christian University, and I am about to begin on additional schooling and certification in order to get a job more immediately to cover loan expenses and the upcoming expenses from my little one. I am absolutely torn up over all this and have no idea what to think or what information is actually reliable. I am so scared. I am scared what my family will think and the town I live in. I am also scared that the father will take the baby since he has already been causing me so much stress recently but has been completely uninvolved. Someone please help. Thank you!