Originally Posted by JA'sMama
you couldn't have said it any better!!!! I am giving you some virtual flowers for that speech
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just because I thought everything that you said my one friend said to me
"you can smoke pot while your preggers Ann did and Doug came out fine!" first off the poor baby was in NICU for 3 weeks has major breathing issues and he can barely concentrate and has learning disabilitys now I have a few of those the LD and ADD and asthma and my mother would not even be in a car with my father if he was smoking and that was befor all the research about smoking/secondhand smoke in pregnancy and she didn't drink.
Everyone on mothering makes sure we all do the very best we can to keep our children safe why in the world would one of us "get our babies high" what we feel they feel right? wouldn't each and everyone of us be offended and appauld if a mother blew pot smoke in a babies face? that is the same as smoking with the baby is inutro! But as I said to Dougs dad "to each their own but I am not takeing any chances on my baby!"
JMO and if I came out judgementel I am sorry I have just seen to many children with drug related issues and one being a very close friend he has issues because of his mother doing drugs so this is a personal issue
I very highly doubt that mj was the source of baby doug's problems. Why havent any studies found breathing problems or learning disabilities in those babies? What about this study?
What about this one?
I'll post a snippet from it here .......
After finding a slight deficit in visual responsiveness among marijuana-exposed newborns, no differences were found at six months, 12 months, 18 months, or 24 months. 47 At age 3, the only difference (after controlling for confounding variables) was that children of "moderate" smokers had superior psycho-motor skills. At age 4, children of "heavy" marijuana users (averaging 18.7 joints/week) had lower scores on one subscale of one standardized test of verbal development. 48 At age 6, these same children scored lower on one computerized task - that measuring "vigilance." On dozens of others scales and subscales, no differences were ever found. 49
In another study, standardized IQ tests were administered to marijuana-exposed and unexposed three year-olds. Researchers found no differences in the overall scores. However, by dividing the sample by race, they found - among African-American children only - lower scores on one subscale for those exposed during the first trimester and lower scores on a different subscale for those exposed during the second trimester. 50
Its laughable to me that you think Blowing a hit in a babies face is the SAME as partaking while pregnant. I cant take that seriously at all, sorry.
As far as it "hitting close to home" Im sorry you have experienced this, but Im sure there were other drugs if not a combination of them that caused thes othere issues. NOT marijuana.