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Marijuana and pregnancy

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by Nikkishea21, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Nikkishea21

    Nikkishea21 Active Contributor

    I had a baby recently and was a bit scared because it was one of those situations where one is unaware of this until well in the second month. I did not know but was happy when I found out none the less.
    My greatest fear throughout it all was about the baby and how my previous marijuana use would impact him. I was a light user prior but the father of my child was way heavier than I was so naturally I pondered on the safety of my child.

    I was in the small percentage bracket that turned out lucky and i am really grateful. As grateful as I was I also used the period as a warning because prior I thought I was unable to conceive. My days of using is over now, my energy is now entirely channeled in loving this other human being.
  2. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    Congratulations on your new baby and on being marijuana free. I had been a light user as well before I became pregnant. I stopped as soon as I knew and have not turned back to it since. I was lucky with the health of my children as well and I am glad that my choices did not affect them in that way. I also focus all my attention on keeping them healthy and loved and nothing makes me happier than that.
  3. ejorman1010

    ejorman1010 Senior Contributor

    Congratulations on the new baby. I haven't really seen any studies on the effect of pot use on babies. I would think using while pregnant could lead to some issues, but previous use shouldn't have much of an effect on a pregnancy.
  4. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Congrats and good to know that you are not using anymore and focusing in loving your baby. Not sure either if marijuana use have effects to the unborn baby but I think that a pregnant woman should really be careful in what she takes to make sure of the baby's safety.
  5. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    I'm happy for you @Nikkishea21 that you can be a role model to many expecting mothers out there who use. I do wish you and the baby well and hope you continue to impact positive and recovery thoughts to the father of your baby so that he can be free like you.
  6. Jose

    Jose Active Contributor

    Congratulations! I'm happy you're quitting the habit you're a mom now. I don't think there's nothing really harmful about smoking while pregnant but I do remember reading about how marijuana and its strong relation to light weight babies, of course you're out of danger since it was only for a couple months and you have stoped. The best part is you're starting to make some changes to be the role model your baby needs.
  7. Momma9

    Momma9 Community Champion

    There is no need to worry @Nikkishea21! I know pregnant moms with extreme morning sickness who smoke now and then medicinally to curb the nausea and increase their appetite. I imagine that is better than taking chemical medicines. Smoking a bit inadvertently in your early pregnancy should not concern you. I am sure many of us made similar mistakes as well. If you were smoking the whole pregnancy daily, you would have cause to worry! But it sounds like everything will be fine. Stop thinking about your past and look toward your and your baby's bright future!! :)
  8. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

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  9. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    Congratulations on the baby! I hope he turns into a young and responsible adult! Also congrats on being marijuana free too!
  10. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Using marijuana during pregnancy should be avoided because it can have some negative effects on the baby. Marijuana use during pregnancy can affect brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired.

    But that's not all . . .

    A child's risk of having psychiatric disorders increase if a child is exposed to marijuana during pregnancy.
  11. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    Congratulations on your new baby! Children are blessings so we should treasure them. We should take good care of them starting from the womb so just avoid anything that will be detrimental to the health of your baby.

    Good luck, and again congratulations.