Mom In Labor Fails Drug Test, Nurses Separate Her From Newborn Baby Because Of Her Breakfast

by Amy Paige
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Elizabeth Dominguez reached her due date and couldn’t wait to finally meet her baby boy, Carter. When the expectant mom from New York went into labor, the nurses asked her for a urine sample.

The delivery went smoothly, but Elizabeth soon received unbelievable news that left her shocked and traumatized.

The doctor walked into the delivery room and told Elizabeth that while baby Carter was in the clear, she had just tested positive for opiates.

Elizabeth insisted there was a mistake. She called her husband, Mark, in a state of panic. “How is this possible?! I don’t do drugs!”

Regardless of her claims, hospital staff needed to follow protocol.

They placed a call to Child Protective Services.

Elizabeth was eventually discharged, but Carter had to stay at the hospital so he could be monitored for withdrawal symptoms. This meant the mother and baby were separated less than 24 hours after birth. She was devastated and worried about the potential impact it would have on her new son.

Then her husband Mark came to realize exactly why she failed her drug test — and now the new mom is warning other pregnant women that this could happen to anyone.

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