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I popped positive for THC twice during pregnancy, If both my

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I popped positive for THC twice during pregnancy, If both my baby and I are clean after delivery will there be any Iowa DHS involvment? Is there any chance that I will loose custody of my child?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.
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That is a very good question and the answer depends on many, many factors:
What sort of history do you have with DPS, the police, the Courts etc?
What is your prior drug history?
Do you have a safe home for your child to go to?
What type of family/father of the child support will you have?
So. What should you do?
Stay clean and sober at all costs from now on.
Visit with a DHS case worker, discuss your fears of loosing your child and ask straight up: What needs to happen for me to keep my child.
They will appreciate your straight forwardness and strong desire to stay clean and will do everything in their power to help you.
One thing you should never do when dealing with the DPS: Lie to them....that will be the end of all your credibility and they will might come down on you like a ton of bricks.
Does this make sense to you?
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I wish you the very best with the upcoming new addition to your family :)