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Will Hash Smoke Hurt My Baby
Yes: Babies and children who passively smoke cigarettes or marijuana are not only set up for lifelong lung disease, the absorbed toxins also cause developmental and behavioral problems. Parents who are intoxicated, stoned or high should never be sole caretakers of infants or children because of the high risk of accidents. Legally, it's considered child abuse/neglect to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many issues: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband smoked pot when i got pregnant. He only smoked a little at night . Will this hurt my baby? I am 4-6 weeks now.
A : A number of studies have suggested that marijuana can be teratogenic. However, those studies are on women who used the drug themself. The more the use, the higher the association with complications. It sounds like you have had very little exposure. You husband and friends need to stop smoking cannabis around you. ...Read more
I started smoking a month before i found out i was pregnant. I stopped when i found out. But i smoked 5 or 6 cigs today. Did i hurt my baby?
No: Smoking throughout pregnancy creates several problems but stopping now will protect baby. Nicotine and the other toxins involved with smoking lead to a weakening of the placental blood vessels, a smaller baby, and higher crib death rates after birth.Congratulations for making the effort, and good luck. ...Read more
I smoke a pack a day and i found out i'm pregnant a couple days ago and have cut down to 5 cigs a day. Will it hurt my baby to stop completely ?
No: Great job reducing your smoking. That is a great act of love for your baby. Keep up the great work. Eat well, take the prenatal vitamin, and stop smoking all-together. There is no physical withdrawl syndrome from nicotine. You will feel much better, and your baby will be more likely to be healthy and vigorous! ...Read more
Why can't i smoke when i'm breast-feeding? I see many mothers do it and their babies turn out to be fine, will i hurt my baby
Yes: Start with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk, short of this you will teach this child to smoke as an adult. I am not aware of any health benefits of smoking to you or your child. At least you are breast feeding, thats good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2X or 3X disease: Smoke around babies has been shown to double to triple the rate of ear & respiratory infections and aggravates infantile asthma.Those who smoke in front of kids also teach them it is "cool" to do the type of habit that will destroy their health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Since e-cigs are not in any way regulated, you have no idea what is in the thing you are inhaling. Some have nicotine, which can be harmful to fetus. Some have other carcinogens, and some you just don't know what is in them. I would not risk my child's wellbeing with one of them - too great of an unknown. ...Read more
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