Pregnancy And Marijuana

This question has been asked a lot recently. Would Marijuana help you ease into pregnancy?

When woman go through pregnancy there body goes through massive changes and are willing to try anything to feel better or even to keep food down. Even if you’re having a Chicken Sandwich from Cactus Club and you can’t keep that delicious burger down you would be willing to try anything. Some woman have because they were so uncomfortable and it made them feel amazing. However, is marijuana good for you while being pregnant??

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Some midwives recommend occasional marijuana use during pregnancy to treat morning sickness or decrease anxiety. After all, eating healthy foods to gain weight and staying stress-free are essential to having a healthy pregnancy. But since the active drug in marijuana (tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC) changes all sorts of processes in the adult body from heart rate to brain function there’s good reason to believe it will also affect t a growing baby. When marijuana is smoked or ingested by a pregnant woman, pot and THC cross the placenta and enter a fetus’ bloodstream, so you’re essentially sharing the drug with your baby.

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There was a study done in Australia that was among 25,000 mothers who did use marijuana occasionally during their births. The results showed that the baby were twice as likely end up in neonatal intensive care unit compared to other babies. 44 cases looking at marijuana use during pregnancy found that pot use during pregnancy makes baby 77 percent more likely to be underweight at birth. And an analysis of 12,069 women found that women who smoked pot and cigarettes during pregnancy were more likely to have babies with smaller heads and low birth weight.

In general, health care practitioners agree that marijuana probably doesn’t directly cause physical birth defects. However I think 100% of woman no matter what the statistics say are thinking of their baby instead of themselves. Even if there was a 1% chance that something would happen to your baby no one would take the chance.

 

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