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What are the affects of smoking marijuana while pregnant? Does it give you a smaller baby?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Chromosomal breaks and mutations in a fetal dna have been associated with mj exposure during pregnancy.
There is also evidence for increased learning problems and prematurity in mothers who smoke mj during pregnancy. So if the baby is premature it will be smaller & at high risk for many problems neonatally & later in life.

In brief: Maybe
Chromosomal breaks and mutations in a fetal dna have been associated with mj exposure during pregnancy.
There is also evidence for increased learning problems and prematurity in mothers who smoke mj during pregnancy. So if the baby is premature it will be smaller & at high risk for many problems neonatally & later in life.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Growth restriction
Yes, marijuana smoking is very harmful in pregnancy and can cause decreased oxygen flow to the placenta, which means the baby does not get enough nutrients to grow.
We do not know the effect on the developing brain, but this could be very harmful as well to a growing baby's brain.

In brief: Growth restriction
Yes, marijuana smoking is very harmful in pregnancy and can cause decreased oxygen flow to the placenta, which means the baby does not get enough nutrients to grow.
We do not know the effect on the developing brain, but this could be very harmful as well to a growing baby's brain.
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
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