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smoking marijuana while pregnant

I know this is a controversial subject but please don't be judemental and/or rude. I have horrible morning sickness and have tried several things but the only thing that seems to work is smoking weed. I only use a vaporizer which filters out all toxins so I only inhale thc vapors, not smoke. Does anyone smoke and if you are against it, do you have any supporting evidence that it is harmful?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You should join the group MOMSLOM :)
    SandraB383

    Answer by SandraB383 at 5:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Oh, and I don't believe vaporizers filter ALL toxins, its just the healthiest way to "smoke". My hubby used to work for vaporoutlet.com :P
    SandraB383

    Answer by SandraB383 at 5:29 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • No. Smoking marijuana during pregnancy may affect your baby's growth and the development of his nervous system. Studies have shown that children who were exposed to marijuana during pregnancy sometimes have problems focusing their attention and solving problems.

    Children of heavy pot users may also have problems with short-term memory, concentration, and judgment. (There's no evidence so far, however, that marijuana use during pregnancy causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

    One study even found that young children whose mothers smoked marijuana during pregnancy had a higher risk of leukemia than those whose mothers did not.

    And using marijuana increases the chance that your baby will have birth defects if you're also drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco.
    http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-smoke-marijuana-during-pregnancy_2490.bc
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:31 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • yeah my sister smoked through her entire pregnancy and now she has a demon child
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:32 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • The above is from Gerald Briggs, pharmacist clinical specialist.

    I am not a doctor nor have I done the research myself... But all in all is it really worth taking the risk? Look I had hyperemesis gravidarum I vomited through my WHOLE pregnancy! Morning sickness usually only lasts the 1st trimester, please tell me you are not that selfish you can't handle a few tummy troubles for your baby. If this is the case maybe you should rethink having children.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:37 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • From science journals, not some random baby website.

    The rate of birth defects is 1.36 times higher in THC users http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/73/10/1161

    Johns Hopkins study suggest low birth weight http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/124/6/986

    Conflicting cancer studies http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7553/1292-a (smoking anything being linked to cancer)

    Vandy study says increased risk of tubal pregnancy http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?ID=3518


    Also, vaporizers don't clean everything out of the smoke. Trace amounts of CO, CO2, and tar are definitely not good for the baby or you.

    Sorry they aren't hyperlinked-- computer fighting with me.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 5:48 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I highly doubt you have tried EVERYTHING! you should be ashamed of yourself and hope that poor baby that is struggling to now survive off your high will come out as healthy as its little body can be. You are pathetic.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • My mother in law smoked for the same "reason" and my DH, is normal...But he does have issues with decision making, attention span, judgement and memory which are all linked to prenatal THC exposure. And I have to say, I'm not bragging or saying I'm supermom or anything...But I hve hypermeiesis gravardium and am 35 wks and still puking my guts out. None of the herbal remedies or legal medications have worked for me...so I am dealing with it. Yeah, nausea and vomitting SUCKS but if I have to endure it for a healthy LO, then so be it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Honestly if i had hyper nemesis (not normal morning sickness) i would prefer to use marijuana over the medication that is normally given, the medications are not risk free at all.
    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 9:53 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Oh and you don't have to smoke it to get the benefits, there are other ways.
    Cynthje

    Answer by Cynthje at 9:54 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

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