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Smoke Marijuana Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Marijuana: Yes. Literature shows marijuana is potentially harmful to embryonic development as early as 2 weeks after conception. In-utero exposure has been linked to anencephaly, a condition in which the forebrain fails to form, as well as with later development of adhd, learning disabilities, memory impairment, depression, and aggression. Pre-1997 no detrimental effects on pregnancy were reported&believed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time to quit: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.Pregnancy exposure results in decreased fetal head growth but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself produces decreased placental blood flow, and smaller size. After birth it decreases milk production, taints the milk and increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i smoked marijuana until 19 weeks pregnant and never touched it again will it be detectable in babys meconium, urine or blood at birth?
Asked and answered: This question has been asked so many times on this board and answered repeatedly by the experts here that the repeated questioning is somewhat abusive of this free service. ...Read more
Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I smoke marijuana on a daily basis & being 22 weeks pregnant , at how many weeks should I stop before it can found in my baby's system?
If I'm in the implanon n smoke marijuana n then have unprotected sex can this make me fall pregnant?
No: but you can get sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and hepatitis B, as well as HPV, which carries a risk of later cancer. There is no evidence that marijuana reduces the efficacy of implanon, but if getting stoned makes it more likely that you have unprotected sex, especially with casual partners, then you are exposing yourself to considerable risks of other unpleasant things, like STDs ...Read more
Can I smoke marijuana while taking fish oil pill and prenatals before trying to get pregnant? I won't smoke when I find out I am. But am I good ?
Recommend: that you skip the dope.Get a more detailed answer ›
6months pregnant, have trouble sleeping especially when baby kicking @ night. Can't take sleeping pills, can I smoke marijuana as a natural remedy?
Pot: Rule me out!Get a more detailed answer ›
Variable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving, develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or feel hungry. Some feel relaxed with drop in pain & anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Exactly"?: I can't say "exactly, " because marijuana is not an "exact" substance. Supplies may contain other things that increase "how dangerous" it is -- and you never know what you're going to get. Plus, marijuana itself is a mind-altering substance that impairs thinking, judgment, reaction time, and memory. It's a hallucinogen that can induce psychosis, especially in more vulnerable people. Why risk it? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: Even the dealer may now know what has been added to the weed. There's talk of more addictive / dangerous substances to enhance the effects, but little hard evidence that this is a widespread practice. A dealer may add pcp and boast of the enhancement. Otherwise, this would be an inefficient use of expensive drugs. Remember marijuana is illegal for whatever reason, and life offers much else. Peace. ...Read more
Do not do weed: It is a bad idea to be smoking marijuana. You will be exposing your baby to weed, even without breastfeeding and potentially affecting the brain development of the baby adversely . Breastfeeding the baby is a good practice and to that, but do not do weed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer