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My Best friend, Smokes weed while shes pregnant?

But she doesnt and never has smoked ciggerates, or drinks, will she kill or deform her baby?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jul. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I don't think she'll kill the baby but the baby might be born with complications or health issues. She should stop smoking weed asap. It may be considered by many to be a "safe drug" but it's still harmful to a fetus. It still has chemicals in it that affect the baby's development.
    amethystrse

    Answer by amethystrse at 11:05 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • I don't know all the technical issues for your question but I can tell you this, if your friend tests positive for marijuana when the baby is born CPS will become involved. If the baby tests positive they will likely ask her to place the baby with a safe relative, and she will not be permitted any unsupervised contact for a while. If she does not have any safe relatives they will put the baby in foster care.
    nathans_mom407

    Answer by nathans_mom407 at 11:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Can it effect the baby if its done very rarely, and prenatal vitamins are being taken, and shes eating right, etc?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Wow, What if she smoked though, before she knew? and in the first trimester but never again, will the baby still test positive?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Research studies have shown that women who use recreational drugs during pregnancy tend to use marijuana, thinking that it won't harm the fetus as much as other illegal substances. Although no clear-cut deformity or syndrome is known to occur due to marijuana use during pregnancy (as there is from alcohol use, for example, with fetal alcohol syndrome), there are possible dangers. First of all, smoking anything during pregnancy deprives the fetus of oxygen  Smoking any type of substance interferes with the fetus's blood supply. This can mean the fetus doesn't get enough oxygen, and s/he may be born smaller in both weight and length.Secondly, marijuana is frequently and unpredictably "cut" with other substances. So the fetus may be unintentionally exposed to other potentially harmful substances in addition to marijuana

    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:09 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • i think the baby will be just fine. I have had a friend who did it through her whole pregnancy and the baby came out just right. She took vitamins and ate right, went to work etc. but she did smoke here and there. The baby will be just fine IMO.
    mommy-in-pink

    Answer by mommy-in-pink at 11:09 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Marijuana can also be transmitted through breast milk.  Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (the main active ingredient in marijuana), can be as much as 8 times higher in breast milk than in the mother's bloodstream.  Babies whose mothers have used marijuana during pregnancy or while breastfeeding sometimes seem jittery and difficult to comfort. They may have some delay in the development of their motor skills, although studies have concluded that this delay may not be permanent.  In any case, it is advisable not to smoke marijuana while breastfeeding.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Go Ask Alice!: Smoking pot while pregnant - Will it harm the baby ...
    Dear Alice, What happens if you smoke weed while you are pregnant? Will the baby have problems in the future?
    www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2227.html -
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • my mom smoked weed while she was pregnant for my little brother and he is having the hardest time with EVERYTHING! he is so slow on everything, he can hardly write because he has trouble holding his pencil, he is almost six and has speech complications
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Marijuana has equally damaging effects that cigarette smoke. It doesn't necessarily have the chemicals in cigs, but it has the tar, etc. Think of the effects on an adult...now think of what effects it can have on an innocent unborn fetus that is trying to develop.
    unga

    Answer by unga at 11:50 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

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