Mother kept away from baby due to drug test results

Child protective services called on pregnant woman whose poppy seed bagel caused failed drug test

Mom forcibly separated from baby after eating a poppyseed bagel

I just want everyone to know that this could happen.

While Carter's tests did not show any opiates in his system, the newborn was required to stay in hospital under medical observation.

"I did a urine test and it came back that I tested positive for opiates", Dominguez, 29, told WKBW.

Elizabeth Dominiguez, 29, of Tonawanda, chose to eat the tasty treat just hours before she went into labor on May 1.

A mum in the USA has been kept away from her newborn baby after failing a drug test shortly after his birth.

Speaking with WKBW, she stated: 'I called my husband freaking out saying "How is this possible?"

"He told me it must be from the bagel".

Unfortunately, "there's no way to tell if a positive test result stems from poppy seed consumption or opiate ingestion", says Dr. Travis Stork, an ER physician, host of The Doctors and a member of PEOPLE's Health Squad previously told PEOPLE.

Dominguez was able to leave the hospital - but not with her newborn baby, Carter.

Less than 24 hours after giving birth, a NY mother said her baby was taken from her after she tested positive for opiates - despite claiming she did not take any drugs.

The doctor noted that it was highly likely that the poppy seeds had not been washed properly prior to baking on the bagel.

"Anywhere from one to three bagels with poppy seeds can produce positive tests on a urine toxicology".

But the earlier failure forced hospital staff into a strict protocol - calling Child Protective Services and keeping Carter at the hospital for monitoring after his mom was discharged, separating them less than 24 hours after birth. "It's such a bad thing, and I don't want it to happen to anyone". "I felt like a bad mother leaving him", Dominguez said of her child.

Reports show Elizabeth did have a false positive because of the poppyseed bagel.

"Take my blood. Do whatever you have to do, because this isn't right, '" she said.

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