Quoting Dayna Cole:" This is the cheapest and most effective way of testing for newborn blood type, drug exposure, and conditions ... [snip!] ... simple and they need a blood type for medical purposes after the birth. Who would want to cause pain where no pain has to be?"
Quoting Caimma:" Our version of CPS over here scares the living daylights out of us. They come and visit all new single ... [snip!] ... is still counted as a single parent ). Also when she didnt know she was pregnant till she was 10 or so weeks pregnant."
Quoting Rabbit™:" They have something like that here. A nurse from Healthy Start will conduct a home visit shortly after ... [snip!] ... work right out of the CPS office in a separate section and report directly to an investigator if they see anything wrong."
Quoting Brookelynbaby:" yes, people and even nurses had been rude due to the sub. fact... Have been on Subs for over 7 years ... [snip!] ... or more a month. People act as if I am trying to harm my baby. The Dr. Had it out with one of the staff. Sorry for going on."
Quoting Rabbit™:" Fascinating. I've only had C-Sections so I definitely never knew what was going on after they pulled ... [snip!] ... back to when the cord was formed. Wouldn't it make more sense for the cord blood to only show metabolites from recent drug use?"It only shows last 30 days of use. If it is suspected that you have drug problems they do further testing on the placenta which shows any use from the 2nd trimester on.