Smoking pot or using other cannabis products while trying to get pregnant may lower your chances of conception, a small study out of the National Institutes of Health found. The study didn't look at women's partners' marijuana use, which could have also influenced fertility, and couldn't prove cause and effect. Past research on the topic has been mixed. The researchers say that until more information is gleaned about how cannabis use in pregnancy, people trying to start a family should be aware that the drug may have an effect. To conduct the study, researchers analyzed data from 1, women who'd had one or two miscarriages and were trying to conceive. They were followed for up to six monthly cycles while trying to get pregnant and, if they did conceive, during pregnancy.
Is It Safe to Use Marijuana During Pregnancy?
More Pregnant Women Are Using Marijuana, and Doctors Are Seriously Worried | unipune.info
Of those children, were exposed to cannabis while in utero, according to statements from the mothers. Compared to the 10, children with no exposure, children whose mothers had used during pregnancy were more likely to have psychotic-like behaviors and more attention, social and sleep problems, as well as weaker cognitive abilities. If the woman continued to use after she discovered she was pregnant, the negative effects were more pronounced, the study found, and stayed after adjusting for confounding variables. Use of marijuana by pregnant women has been growing in the United States and other countries such as Canada in recent decades. The vast majority of marijuana use was during the first three months of pregnancy, the study found, and it was predominantly recreational rather than medical.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
You may also be struggling with some pre-baby jitters and are in search of a safe way to calm your nerves. Studies show that it may affect your pregnancy and growing baby, your child's development over time, and your own health. Some midwives recommend occasional to moderate marijuana use during pregnancy to treat morning sickness and anxiety. After all, eating healthy foods to gain weight and staying stress-free are essential to having a healthy pregnancy.
Marijuana may be losing its image as a dangerous drug, but mounting research suggests women should steer clear of it if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The advice comes as more than half of the states, including California, have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. Growing acceptance of the drug has made it seem harmless, or even beneficial.