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Can smoking affect pregnancy test results?

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT on October 7, 2016 — Written by Jessica Carlson. Smoking and pregnancy don’t mix. Smoking while pregnant puts both you and your unborn baby at risk. Cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar.

What happens if you take a pregnancy test while smoking marijuana? At this time, there has been no connection established as to how marijuana can affect pregnancy test results. If you smoke marijuana and have a positive pregnancy test, assume that you are indeed pregnant. If you do get pregnant, you should stop using for the health of your growing fetus.

Can a drug or alcohol affect a pregnancy test? No, alcohol doesn’t affect a pregnancy test results. Smoking and party drugs don’t affect PT. Fertility drugs which interfere with hCG production can affect a pregnancy test. Alcohol, smoking, and drugs adversely affect pregnancy course and baby’s health.

What happens if you drink and smoke while pregnant? While alcohol, drugs, and smoking might not interfere with your pregnancy test, they harm a pregnancy. Alcoholism of the pregnant mother can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Complications due to alcohol consumption during pregnancy include premature labor, low birth weight, and mental retardation.

What happens if you take a pregnancy test too early? Oftentimes, if you test too early, the hCG levels will be below the threshold of detection of many home pregnancy tests. By waiting two days, your hCG levels will usually double if you are pregnant. If you wait another two days, the levels will double again, increasing your chance of an accurate reading.

Can a pregnant woman test for marijuana use?

Can a pregnant woman test for marijuana use? Nurses may also take your baby’s first stools to test it for marijuana to see how far into your pregnancy you took the drug (which may be a relief for those who mistakenly took it early in their pregnancy, before they knew — those stools will back you up). If you are currently pregnant and using marijuana you need to stop.

How does marijuana use affect a baby during pregnancy? Some research shows marijuana use during pregnancy may make it hard for your child to pay attention or to learn; these issues may only become noticeable as your child grows older. Separate from the direct, chemical effects of marijuana on a baby, use of marijuana may affect a mother’s ability to be able to properly care for her baby.

How long does it take to get a drug test after smoking marijuana? They may also commit to some random drug tests to make sure you are a safe parent. While it varies, you can test positive for around 3 weeks after you’ve smoked. There is a good article here that talks about how long marijuana stays in your system. There really isn’t anything you can do to clean your system out in that time frame.

What happens if you test positive for prenatal drugs? Prenatal drug exposure is taken really seriously (as it should be) by child welfare. If you test positive for prescription drugs that you have a prescription for, they may also discuss your opioid use and the safety of your family.