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Smoking Tobacco During Pregnancy
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
It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Marijuana has: Known effects in brain activity, behavior, & sleep patterns of prenatally exposed infants & children.Smoking 1 joint/day or more can cause problems with attention, impulsivity, academic performance & short term memory, from increased carbon monoxide/decreased oxygen to the fetal brain. Babies passively smoke what adults smoke & get it thru breast milk, impacting development & lung function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Yes, it sure can : Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with several problems, including premature labor. Also there are low birth weight babies. Small for gestational age babies, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22258135 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22815699 you are assuming these risks if you smoke marijuana while pregnant. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking tobacco is major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. What about vaping marijuana (not tobacco e-cigs), smoking it or edibles have same risk?
Yes!: There is plenty of scientific evidence that smoking can have a number of negative effects on fertility, from direct effects on eggs, to transport to fallopian tubes, to increased spontaneous abortion. Zero tobacco gives you the best chances. It may take 3 months after quitting. But if you don't want to be pregnant, smoking is not a way to prevent pregnancy! ...Read more
Some risks: It's better than smoking, but there's a small chance that nicotine replacement treatments could be harmful to your baby, especially if you wear a 24-hour patch or overuse gum or sprays. Talk to your doctor before giving them a try. Consider hypnosis or behavior modification techniques instead. ...Read more
Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)
NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...Read more
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