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I have a family member who is 4 months pregnant and smokes marijuana, drinks, and smokes. She is also high risk due to diabetes. She sometimes does not take her meds for diabetes and goes to the doctor. What can happen to the baby and her? If the baby is born with alcohol or marijuana in its system will it be taken from her? Also is there something she can take to help stop smoking and/or drinking?
I would strongly encourage her to be honest with her doctor. If a baby tests positive for drugs at birth, DHS will be called. If she is honest with her doctor, she can talk to him/her about what she can take to help her stop smoking or drinking.
If you have any questions or problems always see your healthcare provider.
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