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NO BASHING, please. If you quite smoking marijuana at 28 weeks 5 days, will your baby test positive for marijuana after you deliver? And does anyone know if Kansas drug tests all infants after birth? Please help! 

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I know that it stays in your system for 30 days. I don't know but imagine the same for an unborn child. I making Ann assumption. Can you just ask your doctor or midwife?
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I would assume that yes your newborn would be tested.
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Among the drugs that meconium screening can detect are marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and barbiturates. Meconium screening can detect drug exposure in the last four to five months of pregnancy.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/222809-how-to-test-for-marijuana-in-newborns/#page=3
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It can remain traceable for different amounts of time in different people. 12 weeks would be plenty enough time to clear for most people - especially if said person was a low to moderate consumer.

They can, do, & will test at the hospital without notice. I think they test the cord blood.
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I know hospitals routinely test, but I'm not sure if that's true for birth centers. I know there is a birth center in Yoder and another in Topeka, I doubt they frequently as hospitals. But I honestly don't know.
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