I’m 32 weeks pregnant and was on suboxone about a year before I had gotten pregnant. So my doctor switched me to subutex. They failed to mention that CPS will be coming to talk to me in the hospital and I’m totally freaking out. I was very upfront with my doctor about my past(working on four years clean this Feb) and haven’t failed any drug test with them. Just CPS freaks me out; I’ve never had any cases with them. I’m just wondering what’s going to happen? With them coming to the hospital, does that mean they opened a case against me? Do they do home checks? Any advice and experiences would be great to hear. Its really stressing me out.
This has not happened to me as I don’t have children but it did happen to a friend of mine. They will just come by and take a look around, make sure it’s clean and safe and leave. It should be a one time thing so don’t stress
Well you’re not clean you traded one drug for another. And they just ask questions if your clean and sober and stable you have nothing to worry about
They are possibly coming to offer you help to stay clean; most if not all hospital births involve a drug cocktail that can trigger so maybe they’re coming to be on your team, not against you. Use the resources wisely for you and baby.
Subutex is a narcotic your putting your child at risk for withdrawals. Just because there aren’t studies done saying it’s bad for your unborn child doesn’t mean it’s safe to take while pregnant. I’m wondering why your doctor hasn’t discussed with you getting off the medication.
There is no telling what CPS will do just depends on your state that your child is born in. You can expect to be drug tested and I would assume a home visit. But you never know with CPS
Be careful my kids were in CPS dont fully trust them. They’ll seem to be on your side then flip the script took me 2-1/2 years to get em back.
As long as there is nothing in your system that isnt prescribed you’re fine. Bc it may be a baby withdrawing they get CPS involved and as long as they dont feel a need to open a case they will not but they have to make the report.
Don’t sweat it just give them the doctor number and keep it moving. Its prescribed.
As long as you and baby arent positive for any substances or medicines you’re not prescribed; you’re gonna be fine. Just have a clean suitable place stocked and ready for you and baby. Cps will come buy and do a house visit they’ll make sure they do a walk through of the house and see where the child will sleep ask you some questions you’ll sign a paper they’ll leave
They’re only doing a well check up nothing to freak out about ,
The doctor may be some kind of mandatory reporter, but I’m so sorry he betrayed your confidentiality like that because it seems like you were reported on your history and assumptions which doesn’t seem right being that you’ve been clean for 4 years. On the other hand, it could be just because you’re on a med that could possibly make you test positive for something. I also agree with Marla.
Anytime CPS is called it requires home checks and school checks.
It’s an investigation they dont come out unless they’ve received a report. Explain the situation give them your doctors name to follow up with and u should be fine that is also depending if the baby was born positive to anything. Just have them follow up with your doctor and anyone else who can vouch for your sobriety
Don’t do anything not prescribed by your doc and you’ll be fine.
Kristin Fisher has it right.
Well. It is very much so an open case. They will see you in the hospital and check your before the baby is released. If all is well the case will be closed in 30 days. The baby will have to be tapered off the meds after birth and will be very cranky. They want to make sure that the baby will be safe n you can handle everything.
I believe you will be fine as you mentioned you have four years sobriety and on doctor monitored medication. I will pray all goes well. If CPS has any issues write them down and take them to your doctor. There is no proof of baby being addicted or you testing dirty other than prescribed medication. I’m sure this is a regular mandatory CPS check. Sending you calming and positive vibes and prayer.
Prayers for you and your baby
You have the right to refuse to see them or talk to them. U have done nothing wrong.
They may give you a drug test but they will definitely test the baby. If you’re clean don’t sweat it.