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Smoking marijuana while Pregnant....

I was in this parenting class and I over heard a girl saying that she smokes marijuana because it makes her more calm and gives her an appitite. She said her vomiting was so bad thats all that helps her. She seems really nice to but is it right, won't it effect the baby?

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sierranavada

Asked by sierranavada at 12:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 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.
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:20 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Smoking anything can greatly affect the baby. We all know that even completely acceptable foods and medicines are not ok during pregnancy. I think she's behaving really irresponsibly.
    mickstinator

    Answer by mickstinator at 12:23 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I dated a guy for years that's mom smoked pot with her daughter. She is now a teenager and has had multiple surgeries to fix a clef-palate (sp?) and to give her eye lids...her eyes water consistently and she has to physically make herself blink, and use eye drops. She is a sweet girl but for the rest of her life she has to live with the consequences of her mother's decision. Maybe this is a worst case scenario, but why risk it?!
    chupachyps

    Answer by chupachyps at 12:26 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • There have been a few studies done that show fetus' exposed to marijuana scored higher after birth than non exposed.
    Look up Dr. Melanie Dreher

    Used as a medicine (aka moderately) during pregnancy likely won't have any adverse reactions. It is better than pharmacutical alternatives.

    Id rather see a mother smoke a joint during pregnancy than a cigarette. A cig has zero medical benefits, while marijuana has many!
    ToriBabe1221

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 12:26 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • This saddens me... I have never smoked that mess in my life..So to try and say why she does it is very sad and she needs to be arrested for child endangerment or something imo.
    MTM

    Answer by MTM at 12:29 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I just dont trust ANYTHING! I get freaked if I have to take a Tylenol! Try hard not too....

    Why risk anything that your child may have to live with for your own benefit.

    Only if I was VERY sick, loosing weight, would I consider even taking prescribed meds.
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 12:30 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • My best friend smoked with all 3 of her pregnancies. Her children were born with no psychical abnormalities, no retardation nothing. If you look at them they are as healthy as can be. But they are super hyper, her oldest daughter that's in school has a hard time concentrating at school, it could be that she doesn't like school, bores her or could be an effect from the marijuana. I personally wouldn't smoke it during pregnancy and I don't smoke it anymore either. I would be lying if I said I never smoked it because back in my teenage years I was a pot head so yeah.

    cynprz

    Answer by cynprz at 12:33 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Why would anyone smoke anything while pregnant? Selfish If you ask me!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I believe it may affect some while it doesnt afect others. Some affects may be more noticeable than others. For example..a baby born addicted to crack...there are obvious physical signs atrributed with that.
    But a baby born addicted to pot may not show any outward physical signs right away..so people think that its okay then. In reality...you may not see the affect until years later when a child begins to use different brain functions to learn different skills.
    Its just best to leave all drugs alone...especially while pregnant.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:33 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

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