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What could be the effects of eating or smoking marijuana on an unborn baby?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Moseri
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Drug & unborn baby
Eating marijuana has no effect on unborn baby.
However smoking marjuana , cannabinoids cross through the placenta into the fetal blood and sensitizes the brain to effects of cannabinoid, good or bad.

In brief: Drug & unborn baby
Eating marijuana has no effect on unborn baby.
However smoking marjuana , cannabinoids cross through the placenta into the fetal blood and sensitizes the brain to effects of cannabinoid, good or bad.
Dr. John Moseri
Dr. John Moseri
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Many all bad
There is documented increased rate of prematurity, learning problems, adhd, microcephaly.
Suspected increase in chromosomal problems. Anyone who would use drugs, legal or otherwise, during pregnancy is irresponsible and cares nothing for their unborn baby. If you plan to conceive, plan to stop all drugs, alcohol and tobacco before you try.

In brief: Many all bad
There is documented increased rate of prematurity, learning problems, adhd, microcephaly.
Suspected increase in chromosomal problems. Anyone who would use drugs, legal or otherwise, during pregnancy is irresponsible and cares nothing for their unborn baby. If you plan to conceive, plan to stop all drugs, alcohol and tobacco before you try.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Unknown
Because one cannot do trials on newborn we may never know but if you extrapolate data from adolescents and the cognitive damage and changes in the brain one can only surmise it would affect newborn even more since their brain is still developing.

In brief: Unknown
Because one cannot do trials on newborn we may never know but if you extrapolate data from adolescents and the cognitive damage and changes in the brain one can only surmise it would affect newborn even more since their brain is still developing.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Not sure..
We're really not sure.
But, it is certainly much more likely that smoking marijuana while pregnant would cause more harm than actually help anything. Therefore, if it's not better for the baby and likely harmful, why take a chance? If something were to go wrong with your pregnancy or the baby, why take the chance of living your life wondering if something you did caused it. Just don't do it!

In brief: Not sure..
We're really not sure.
But, it is certainly much more likely that smoking marijuana while pregnant would cause more harm than actually help anything. Therefore, if it's not better for the baby and likely harmful, why take a chance? If something were to go wrong with your pregnancy or the baby, why take the chance of living your life wondering if something you did caused it. Just don't do it!
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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