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post #101 of 113
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Originally Posted by WC_hapamama View Post
I wouldn't touch it even if it were legal, but then again, I don't do ANY recreational drugs and find smoking in general to be unappealing.

That said, having endured 6+ months of miserable morning sickness with 4 pregnancies, I can understand the appeal of the anti-nausea properties of THC.

That said, I have indulged in things like sushi, lunch meat and reasonable amounts of caffiene during pregnancy. There's something about a mostly flat Cola drink that helps me through the nausea.
Caffeine is a recreational drug, so you are using a recreational drug- caffeine- in cola to help with nausea.

Next pregnancy i absolutely will if i have nausea like the last time. However i live where it is decriminalised so there is much less of a legal risk for me- as in a fine if i get caught with it.
post #102 of 113
I didn't smoke pot while pregnant except for one time before I knew I was pg.

But, hypothetically, if my mother had smoked pot with all 3 of her children, we'd all be of above average intelligence.
post #103 of 113
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That said, I have indulged in things like sushi, lunch meat and reasonable amounts of caffiene during pregnancy. There's something about a mostly flat Cola drink that helps me through the nausea.
Wow, if that's an indulgence, to have healthy sushi, yummy lunch meat, and safe coffee, count me in! I'm so glad no one ever told me I couldn't eat those foods, or enjoy my coffee addiction (several pots a day, both while preggo and nursing)... the rules some docs think you have to live by are borderline crazy!!

I indulged in a lot, I guess! I ate what I wanted and drank as much coffee as I could!
post #104 of 113
I have no idea if pot would do anything bad to a baby and neither do any of you for that matter. Yep, some babies are great and their moms love to brag about getting high more often then Snoop, and other babies are not okay. I am quite certain we will never know as the idea of a controled study like this is laughable.

Here's my question... Why? Yep, I see everyone who is talking how they don't get as sick if they smoke pot. Let's say I smoke up when preggo (of course, to control my morning sickness) and my kiddo has trouble learning to read. Do I really want to wonder forever if it was the pot? Do I really want to wonder if it probably would have been better just to let nature and my pregnancy do what it was doing and me toss my cookies more often (sans smoking dope when pregnant). I also find it funny that folks think that pot is okay my high frustose corn syrup and pain management drugs are the devil. I think I will stick to my occational Sprite and throw up when pregnant as opposed to doing drugs when pregnant.

**If I did decide to smoke pot when pregnant, I certainly would not do so during the first trimester. Not much cool about lighting up on the day the optic nerve forms.
post #105 of 113
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
Caffeine is a recreational drug, so you are using a recreational drug- caffeine- in cola to help with nausea.
In the US, caffeine is a food additive, not classified as a recreational drug. It's naturally occurring in chocolate and tea, which are not illegal by any means.

I've been told by several OBs that moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy is just fine, so I've never felt guilty about that flat Coca Cola, glass of iced tea, or chocolate bar.
post #106 of 113
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Originally Posted by WC_hapamama View Post
In the US, caffeine is a food additive, not classified as a recreational drug. It's naturally occurring in chocolate and tea, which are not illegal by any means.

I've been told by several OBs that moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy is just fine, so I've never felt guilty about that flat Coca Cola, glass of iced tea, or chocolate bar.
Oh i am not saying its not relatively safe, i drink it myself. I also use it to help with migraines. However it is still a drug- the way it works on the body means it is a drug. Just because it is legal doesn't mean it is not a recreational substance, same as alcohol and nicotine.

Many drugs are naturally occurring thc being one of them. My point is that just because it is legal doesn't automatically= safe, and illegal doesn't= unsafe.
post #107 of 113
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I also find it funny that folks think that pot is okay my high fructose corn syrup and pain management drugs are the devil.
hum.. Plant v. chemically modified plant and chemical.

I find it funny that people think chemically modified foods are ok and weed isn't! I don't do drugs either, just smoke pot.
post #108 of 113

pot doesn't cross the placenta?

I smoked- my first daughter is nothing short of a genius.
My OB sneak drug tested me and the baby after birth.
Baby tested neg. for marijuana.
Really made me feel better about smoking it while pregnant.
I assume it did not cross the placenta since she was neg.
post #109 of 113
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post #110 of 113
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Can they do that? Just drug test you without your knowledge or consent?
Yes, they can. They did it to me.

I was a young mother with no health insurance when my first daughter was born. I went to a clinic for my prenatal care. In one of the screenings/questionnaires they asked if I'd ever done any drugs and I answered yes, to be honest. I didn't know that it would bite me in the rear! I had smoked pot and done a few other things (lsd) several years before and let them know that I had done some recreational drugs in the past. I didn't think much of it as the pregnancy progressed. When I had her they told me that they drug tested us both and that we had to stay at the hospital for an extra day for "observation" I was shocked.
post #111 of 113
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Can they do that? Just drug test you without your knowledge or consent?
They did it to me too. Once at labor and delivery and once at my first prenatal appointment with my first. I guess because I did answer that 10 years before I had smoked pot and tried LSD? Or, maybe because my OB who learned I had just quit smoking on learning I was pregnant (cigs) wrote in my chart that I was a "nicotine abuser".

I never once thought he was normal after that and really, should have ran far and fast.
post #112 of 113
I didn't smoke pot for either of my pregnancies but really wish I had at least had access to it! Things just timed out that I didn't know anyone with any connections right then, but I get HORRIBLE nausea/vomiting for 90% of my 9 months, where I lose weight and can't keep food down. I would have been a LOT happier and healthier if I had that option at the time. FWIW I do know quite a few women who have smoked during their pregnancies, and their kids are normal, healthy, and happy. If I felt like I needed to, I wouldn't hesitate to use it to keep me from ending up in the hospital from dehydration and weight loss.
post #113 of 113
I smoked a bit, here and there. There have been no developmental problems in ds that we have seen.
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