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Mom, 29, was separated from her newborn son because a poppy seed bagel she ate...


A New York mother was forcibly separated from her newborn baby after she ate a poppy seed bagel that caused her to fail a drug test earlier this month. 

Elizabeth Dominguez, 29, of Tonawanda, ate the bagel just hours before she went into labor on May 1. 

Arriving at the hospital to give birth, Dominguez was asked for a urine sample. But she was shocked to learn that it came back testing positive to opiates.  

'I called my husband freaking out saying "How is this possible? I don't do drugs!'" Dominguez told WKBW.  

Her husband, Mark Dominguez, then asked what she had to eat that day. 

'I told him a bagel and a sub,' Dominguez recalled. 'That's all I had. He told me it must be from the bagel.' 

Dominguez gave birth to her baby son Carter later that day, and hospital staff followed protocol by contacting Child Protective Services. 

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