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Newborn Son Is Taken From Mom Because She Ate A Poppy Seed Bagel

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Newborn Son Is Taken From Mom Because She Ate A Poppy Seed Bagel

Four days straight without breastfeeding newborn boy!

An Alabama mother was without her newborn baby for 4 days, taken by the state authorities after she was tested positive for opiates on eating a poppy seed bread a day earlier.

Rebecca Hernandez delivered a healthy baby boy at the Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, but four hours after the delivery, the newly-born child was taken away for her.

An Alabama mother, Rebecca Hernandez was without her newborn baby for 4 days after she was tested positive for opiates

With Rebecca’s drug test coming out all positive, medical staff was forced to reach out to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, who hurriedly came and took the baby away for four days.

On realizing that the drugs test were false-positive, the woman had initially eaten some poppy seed bread a day before.

Rebecca had initially eaten some poppy seed bread a day before giving birth

Revealing the whole scenario was like a nightmare for her family, the newborn baby boy and Rebecca’s 13month-old baby were taken to her aunt and uncle under temporary custody.

Her aunt and uncle’s home was equally inspected as drug screening was carried out before the infants were permitted to stay.

 ‘A newborn baby has to be close to her mother. They have to be with their mom. It’s the most important time in their life to be very close to the mom when they are just born.’ Rebecca told WAFF.

Doctor Yashica Robinson emphasized on drug tests for new mothers

The Crestwood Medical Center hasn’t explained why Rebecca was drug test but said it’s committed to following the law and regulatory requirements as well as ensuring the health and safety of every patient.

‘Screening tests can result in false-positive where other things can interfere. One can have a substance from what a patient eats. Just, in this case, poppy seeds can make you test positive for opioids.’

Hernandez delivered a healthy baby boy at the Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville

‘It’s understandable that every process is necessary, it’s also good to follow rules, but they should have done more research before reaching out.’ Doctor Yashica Robinson said in an interview with WAFF.

Rebecca has reunited with her newborn and further tests showed she’s clean of any drugs

Rebecca has, however, reunited with her newborn and further tests showed she’s clean of any drugs. Alabama, on the other hand, is strict with drugs and pregnancy, some hospitals even test mothers without their consent.

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