A 35-year-old member asked:

Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Literature I is still in inconclusive . See: www.health.am/ab/...between-smoking-during-pregnancy-autism Study explores links between smoking during pregnancy, autism -PregnancyTobacco & Marijuana - Study explores links between smoking during pregnancy, autism. Also see: psychcentral.com/news/2012/01/15/...and-autism/33690.html Smoking during pregnancy is not directly linked to autism spectrum
Nov 18, 2013
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