I live in Pennsylvania and I smoke pot for my depression and anxiety. I am 15 weeks pregnant and I was truthful to my doctors about my smoking. The doctors informed me that they will start drug testing me at every visit and that if I keep failing they will inform child services after I deliver the baby.
I would think so. You are potentially harming the baby
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Try going to counseling rather than smoking during your pregnancy. Your doctors have given you warning that smoking may be harmful to your child. Time to take alternative action for your own issues so as not to cause permanent harm to your child. And, yes, under these circumstances, CYS will very likely take that child from you at the hospital, but it doesn't have to be that way. Place the welfare of the child you're carrying above your own now because that's what you'll have to do for at least the next 18 years if you're going to be a mother.
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