I currently am around 15 weeks pregnant. I have smoked marijuana the whole pregnancy up until now when i researched about CPS and smoking while pregnant. I am terrified. I smoke because otherwise i literally will not eat one thing for days, will not sleep and am currently going through this miserable process right now. I have to drink ensure just to get at least 1500 calories. I just want to be able to bring my baby home with me. I live in North Carolina. I haven't told my obgyn that i smoke and i don't plan too. Will my baby and i be safe from CPS during delivery if i don't smoke at all from here until delivery?
Marijuana and pregnant
There is some chance of testing positive at birth if you stop now, but obviously your chances are lower than if you kept it up. Avoid making them suspicious and they may not test you, depends on protocol where you are. Address the trouble eating you don't just have to tough it out, is it nausea? Have you asked for Zofran from your OB? If course you can try ginger, lemon, mint, licorice, etc as well. And for sleep there are safer medical and alternative therapies too, try self hypnosis for relaxation (hypnobabies has a free sample recording of this on their site).
Part of it is extremely bad nausea and getting sick, but i had this problem before i was pregnant and tried to stop smoking. I was also on an anti-depressant that my doctor told me she didn't know a lot about and to stop taking it, so i did. Sleep aids do not work and, believe me, i've tried every one there is to try. I'm hoping this will just pass in a couple weeks, if not i may try a sleep specialist. I have had terrible problems with insomnia for the past 3 years and its got to be the most irritating thing ever.
Here in germany you can get legally prescribed THC for certain problems, maybe that would be a solution, too? Get a doctor who can work on your problems while wheaning you off the marihuana in a healthy and safe way for both of you?
I think you need to talk to your obs/gyn or you need to find someone to talk too, for your and your babies safety.
Hang in there.
I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my first. I was not even able to keep down water. I could literally not drink or eat anything from 10pm one night until noon the next day. I would dry heave and throw up bile all morning. Then my first meal of the day would be thrown up because my stomach was so sour. That was WITH pot. If I didn't smoke, I couldn't eat at all, and felt horrible. By my 7th month a lot of my sickness went away, so I stopped smoking. They do test the meconium at birth. If I am correct, the meconium will test positive if you've smoked after 20 weeks. CPS is not allowed to take away your child unless they have proof of abuse or neglect. Pot alone won't get your baby taken. When I had my first, a CPS worker came and talked to me. I specifically asked if I had to by law answer her questions and she said yes. That was a lie. She asked me a bunch of questions and said they would be coming for a home visit when I got out of the hospital. I asked her and another lady separately if I was required by law to let them in my house and they said yes. Blatant lies. So just remember you have the right to stay silent. And you can ask for a warrant if they ask to come in your house. They won't have a warrant over pot. I wish I had known that back then because they were horrible to me. They asked me invasive questions, watched my daughter latch, made me feel incredibly insecure about bedsharing and my ability to produce enough milk for my baby. They told me repeatedly how dangerous it was to be sleeping with the baby. They weighed my daughter with a faulty scale that said she was 8 lbs even. She was born 9 lbs 5 oz. 3 days later she was weighed at the pediatrician and was 10 lbs. During those few days they called me about a dozen times (not exaggerating) to tell me to top up with formula and that I would be held legally responsible if she suffered health problems. They pestered me repeatedly until I gave in and gave them my pediatricians number so that they could verify her weight. They never apologized for weighing her with a broken scale. I was only 20 and I was pretty naïve. Anyway, just be aware of your rights and stand up for yourself no matter what! Sorry you're feeling so cruddy :( I hope it goes away soon and congratulations on your baby