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Marijuana and Pregnancy

posted 6 years 9 months ago
Hello. I would like to know whether marijuana is dangerous during pregnancy?

posted 6 years 9 months ago
Hi, Polina22.
As a mother, what you eat, put on your skin, and smoke ends up affecting your baby. Marijuana is probably one of the substances with the potential of affecting the development of a child's health. Many people eat or smoke marijuana mainly for its effects on one's body. The substance can cause relaxation, euphoria, and also enhanced sensory perception.
The most active compound in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The compound is known to cross the placenta of the mother over to the baby during pregnancy. However, the effects of marijuana during the pregnancy period are unclear because most women who smoke marijuana have a tendency of using other substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, which makes it hard to determine the content that could be causing a problem.
Marijuana remains the most used illicit drug in times of pregnancy. The use is high among urban, young, and socioeconomically challenged women. If used during pregnancy, it links to increased risk of some pregnancy-related complications. They include premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, small length, and small head circumference. A baby whose mum used marijuana in during pregnancy is likely to have problems while growing older. Such children may end up having trouble with their memory controlling impulses, attention, and school performance. I hope this helps.

posted 6 years 9 months ago
Although there have been great outcomes on medical marijuana, it is still a NO-NO for pregnant women - absolutely not. Like smoking cigarettes, marijuana can still affect the growth and development of the baby. It may even cause your baby's life!

Another thing is, you're not always up there with marijuana - the high always comes down. And what happens when it goes down? Depression comes in. Frustration comes in. Regret comes in. Not good for you, and definitely not good for the baby.

Please take of your health, for you and your baby.

posted 6 years 6 months ago
wouldn't dare!

posted 5 years 11 months ago
If I were you, I wouldn't do that. As far as I know Marijuana is harmful but good in some ways but I suggest you don't take it for now. Your Baby 's health must put on first and they are very sensitive even inside the mother's womb. Everything you take or eat affects the baby. Much better if you just take the doctor's prescription and the vitamins a pregnant woman should consume like probiotics that benefits both of you in many ways. Very happy

posted 5 years 9 months ago
Marijuana is the most commonly used as illicit drug. It can increase the complications risk during the pregnancy.

posted 5 years 3 months ago
I personally think cannabis is less harmful than a lot of pharmaceuticals so if an expecting mother is a medical user- it may very well be safer than switching medications. I also think it’s safer for morning sickness than a lot of other options. I do not think recreational use, or combustion is appropriate.

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