Hey fellow due daters :) I am 33 weeks pregnant and still have no idea how I am giving birth. I was attending regular prenatal checkups with a local practitioner. During my prenatal care, I confessed that I had taken illegal substances before I knew I was pregnant. I wanted to be honest with the doctors so that they could look for any potential damage I may have caused. I had just quit smoking marijuana when they first tested my urine. Little did I know, they tested my urine again only 14 days later. I was not yet clear of pot from my system. They told me that CPS will be contacted and that my baby will be tested for drugs when he is born.
While doing research, I heard that if they test his meconium(?) it could show marijuana in his system from about five months pregnant. I quit smoking pot at about five or six months pregnant. I was pretty far into my pregnancy when I found out.
I am very skeptical of hospitals, almost to the point of fear, so I do plan on having a homebirth. Unfortunately my insurance will not cover a midwife, and I cannot afford one by myself. My only option is to either risk hospital interference and CPS involvement in my life or an unassisted homebirth. I suppose I'm a crazy skeptic... but I do not trust hospitals or the CPS. While they may have good intentions, the CPS has ruined so many lives and families. I'm not sure if that's a risk I want to take.
This is my first child. I don't know what to do or what other options I am not aware of. Does anybody have any advice?