Jan 20, · Pregnant and nursing women, for example, often say that marijuana helps with nausea and balancing the mood. And they tend to use it — sometimes in lieu of medications with existing safety profiles for pregnancy and breastfeeding — because they believe it's "natural.". Aug 29, · August 29, -- Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women, a U.S. Surgeon General health advisory warns. The latest research shows that .
Apr 01, · After a breastfeeding mother uses marijuana, THC is evident in her baby’s urine and stools (Perez-Reyes and Wall, ). Infants exposed to marijuana via breast milk will test positive in urine screens for long periods ( weeks). 30 states have broadly legalized medical marijuana and 9 states and the District of Columbia have also legalized marijuana for recreational use.. Sales are exploding across North America. Like other legal substances: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, there are still important affects marijuana can have on a developing fetus and a breast fed infant that are important to understand.
Studies show marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding may have negative effects on the developing brain. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)―the compound in marijuana mostly responsible for its psychoactive effects―has been shown to cross the placenta and enter the brain of the developing fetus during pregnancy. Nov 18, · The psychologist, of course, suggested that Kate immediately discontinue any use of medical cannabis while pregnant and breastfeeding. Instead, she suggested replacing it with Ativan and a narcotic for pain. This is the exact problem that has fueled the opioid epidemic globally. Kate is breastfeeding today and still consuming cannabis.
Oct 13, · Marijuana is a plant that contains deltatetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other chemicals that affect the body. When marijuana is smoked or eaten, these chemicals cross the placenta. Research suggests that using marijuana at least weekly during pregnancy increases the risk of giving birth to a baby with a low birth weight — less than 5 1/2. After completing this CME activity, physicians should be better able to assess the prevalence of marijuana use in the general obstetric population, evaluate the fetal, neonatal and childhood outcomes associated with marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and care for pregnant women who are faced with the possible legal implications of screening for drug use.