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Pregnant mother tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel


Added 05-14-19 11:18:02am EST - “A New York state mom was separated from her newborn baby ?" because, just like in the classic "Seinfeld" episode, she failed a drug test from eating a baked good with poppy seeds, she sa?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Pregnant mother tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A New York state mom was separated from her newborn baby — because, just like in the classic “Seinfeld” episode, she failed a drug test from eating a baked good with poppy seeds, she said in a new interview.

Elizabeth Dominguez, 29, innocently gobbled a bagel at a Tim Horton’s in Tonawanda, a suburb of Buffalo, just before heading to a hospital to give birth on May 1.

“I called my husband freaking out saying, ‘How is this possible? I don’t do drugs. I don’t even take Tylenol — what do you mean?'”

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.

“I felt absolutely horrible,” she told WKBW. “I felt like a terrible mother leaving him. I just want everyone to know that this could happen. It’s such a terrible thing and I don’t want it to happen to anyone.”

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