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Old 08-13-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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I would like to open up this debate. I live in California and am a medicinal marijuana patient. I just pulled out my vaporizer today, and was doing a little more research today on pregnancy and smoking marijuana. I am thinking I need to find a book titled Women and Cannabis by Dr. Melanie Deher to learn more, from a more objective viewpoint. Bottom line is, the research is split and most doctors and midwives will tell you, "better safe than sorry". So... what are women in my CD'ing community doing? Do you smoke, or did you quit? Are edibles and vaporizers sufficient in minimizing risk? Is there evidence of risk anyway? Opinions?

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Um.. I think smoking anything when your pregnant is a bad deal.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:31 AM   #3
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My ob is really liberal and so are we and the verdict is tht research is showing negative effects on babies. Most of the time it doesn't show until they are older as cognitive delays, speech and social emotional behavior disorders. We have a relative who smoked during her pregnancies, had an undiagnosed still birth at 8.5 months with #1 and # 2 is 5 and very delayed in speech and delayed cognitive reponse. Not worth it IMO. Try mindfulness based stress reduction as replacement for a while. You'll save yourself $$ and anxiety.
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Dr Dreher did a really interesting, long term study of marijuana use during pregnancy in jamaica where it is routinely used throughout pregnancy. she explains her results & opinions on it here:
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There is no way I would risk it.
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My soon to be adopted son was born w/ significant amounts of MJ in system. Bmom smoked 3-5 joints a day. It is not legal here so I am sure that the quality wasn't medicinal although mom says that is why she was using it.

Anyway, he was born preemie at around 34 weeks gestation, had to have GN tube, has had digestive issues, respitory issues, neurological issues and and he is around 5 months delayed at 11 months. Not sure if this is from the MJ use or not but thought I would share our experience.
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