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post #61 of 113
I'm so surprised that in this day and age pot is still being compared to crack...
But anyway, I know many women who have used thc ( you don't have to smoke it to get the wonderful effects of it) during pregnancy. Especially early pregnancy. Myself included. My children are completely healthy and intelligent, and handsome. ( LOL Threw the handsome in at last moment) It's a myth that pot smokers are drug addicts and have bad diets.
post #62 of 113
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I had a seriously lazy eye, which was corrected by surgery in my 20s. My mom wouldn't even consider smoking pot, when pregnant or otherwise. I've also known people who I'm pretty sure smoked pot in pregnancy (they've never said so, but call it an educated guess). None of their children have lazy eyes.


Do you or your friend have any reason to think that's because of the pot? My sister never smoked pot when she was pregnant - heck, she hasn't smoked pot in a couple of decades. None of her children spoke clearly at age 5. Her twins will be 6 in June, and are just becoming clearly comprehensible. Her oldest is almost 14, and still has a speech impediment from learning to speak so late (speech therapy in school - I could understand maybe 1 word in 12 before that, and I spent time with him every day). No pot. No substance abuse, including alcohol. One of her children is actually brilliant, but nobody knew it until he started school...and it's almost the end of first grade, and he's still difficult to understand when he speaks.

My biggest reason for avoiding things like pot (aside from not liking pot at all) isn't that I think it will harm my children. It's that, if my child isn't freaking perfect, there will always be some busybody ready to blame it on something I did when I was pregnant.




it's not just a speech impediment, she has some learning disabilities too. I donn't think that all children who have disabilities, have parents who smoked pot... and I think it's great that the majority of people who have smoked pot had children without any problems.
post #63 of 113
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What's been proven to be safer than pot?
a peppermint.
post #64 of 113
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Originally Posted by sweetpea333 View Post
a peppermint.
Yeah - but I mean safer than pot, and still works. I've heard of people settling some mild queasiness with a peppermint. I've never heard of anyone actually getting vomiting under control with a peppermint - and I have heard of people doing so with pot.

In any case, most modern peppermints are loaded with sugar, and that's not good for a baby, either...
post #65 of 113
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a peppermint.
LOL- I would imagine that by the time a pregnant woman is willing to give pot a try in order to control her hyperemesis that she is looooong past the point of sucking on a peppermint.
post #66 of 113
Haven't read the replies . . .

As far as I know, my mom smoked during both her pregnancies. I am the high achiever, academic, Type A kid, and my sister is the artist. Both of us were perfectly healthy.
post #67 of 113
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LOL- I would imagine that by the time a pregnant woman is willing to give pot a try in order to control her hyperemesis that she is looooong past the point of sucking on a peppermint.
Well I wouldn't recommend a joint, I smoked a joint 2 months ago and felt sicker than i ever felt, I drank alot of water but i was insatiable, I kept waking up in the nite gasping for air because my mouth and throat were so dry. I thought i was going to die. The next morning I felt like i had a hangover, totally dried out.. Not saying everybody reacts the same,
post #68 of 113
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Originally Posted by Mountaingirl79 View Post
I'm so surprised that in this day and age pot is still being compared to crack...
But anyway, I know many women who have used thc ( you don't have to smoke it to get the wonderful effects of it) during pregnancy. Especially early pregnancy. Myself included. My children are completely healthy and intelligent, and handsome. ( LOL Threw the handsome in at last moment) It's a myth that pot smokers are drug addicts and have bad diets.
very well said!
generally speaking, the people who categorize pot with hard, synthetic drugs are simply ignorant of its physically healing qualities and spiritually enlightening effects. i consider pot an HERB, not a drug. and it's fantastic to cook with!
anyone who does the research knows that it's harmless for pregnancy/ breastfeeding.
post #69 of 113
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Originally Posted by sweetpea333 View Post
Well I wouldn't recommend a joint, I smoked a joint 2 months ago and felt sicker than i ever felt, I drank alot of water but i was insatiable, I kept waking up in the nite gasping for air because my mouth and throat were so dry. I thought i was going to die. The next morning I felt like i had a hangover, totally dried out.. Not saying everybody reacts the same,
um, are you sure that was pot??? i've smoked a lot of pot, and i've never had an experience like that.

however, i didn't smoke pot while pg (or since) so i have nothing to contribute to this thread! (seriously!)
post #70 of 113
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Originally Posted by sweetpea333 View Post
Well I wouldn't recommend a joint, I smoked a joint 2 months ago and felt sicker than i ever felt, I drank alot of water but i was insatiable, I kept waking up in the nite gasping for air because my mouth and throat were so dry. I thought i was going to die. The next morning I felt like i had a hangover, totally dried out.. Not saying everybody reacts the same,
I've got to second readytobedone...was it laced or something? I smoked pot daily for a few years (and to excess for at least a year of that), and I never felt anything like that - nor did any of my pothead friends. Admittedly, we're not a huge sample, but if you add in stories one pothead would tell another who would tell another, and it would end up as part of the local "pot mythology", I think I'd have heard something if it were at all common.

I've known lots of people who used pot for nausea...not necessarily in pregnancy, but in general. Most got at least some benefit, and none had it aggravated.
post #71 of 113
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
On the general topic of pot, I'll also add a personal observation.

Most of the heavy recreational users I've known (not all, but a significant majority - at least 80%) have had crappy diets. They eat really, really badly. If they continue to do so when pregnant (some have, some haven't), I'd expect that to impact on their babies, too. If someone smokes pot, and also exists on a diet of chips, candy, McD's burgers and pop (soda), who's to say what causes what if their baby has issues, yk? I've known pregnant women who probably - not exaggerating - ate less than five servings of fruits and veggies per week (per month, in a couple cases). I truly believe that's more damaging than pot...although the fact that pot is generally smoked does concern me. Smoking really isn't good for a person's body.
I have wondered the same thing, Storm Bride. Alcohol as well. I doubt that women who drink heavily during pregnancy tend to eat very well or take good care of themselves in other ways.
post #72 of 113
I smoked with DD and I know lots of other people who smoked while pg but had otherwise extremely healthy lifestyles. Mostly raw vegan, all organic, grow your own food types. All our children are very healthy with no issues at all. I wouldn't hesitate doing it again.
post #73 of 113
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Originally Posted by sweetpea333 View Post
Well I wouldn't recommend a joint, I smoked a joint 2 months ago and felt sicker than i ever felt, I drank alot of water but i was insatiable, I kept waking up in the nite gasping for air because my mouth and throat were so dry. I thought i was going to die. The next morning I felt like i had a hangover, totally dried out.. Not saying everybody reacts the same,
Yeah some pot will do that. There are many many different types of pot though. There are different types that are specifically good for different ailments.
post #74 of 113
great post, AverysMomma

and that's what I was getting at by saying that many women will take something likeTylenol for pain during pregnancy, because their OB gives them "OK". I'm not saying it's necessarily dangerous (I took it myself for headaches) it's just that the same people are shocked at the idea of using MJ during pregnancy, or breastfeeding, or at all... simply because it's an illegal drug so therefore it must be bad for your body, and certainly for your unborn baby's body.

It reminds me of pregnant women who agree to Cytotec after refusing to try EPO... you know, cause it's not approved by the FDA
post #75 of 113
I don't smoke pot, but the "there are probably tons of alternatives" argument bugs me, too. People say that about my migraine headaches. I take pretty strong medicine for them. Yes, there are a lot of alternatives for headaches. Which I can't take for various medical reasons, or that don't work for me. It is really frustrating for me when people recommend peppermint for my headaches, and I bet it's annoying for people dealing with severe morning sickness too.
post #76 of 113
hahahaha! thanks, Averysmama

i am looking forward to the day where we can be "green parents," grow and enjoy god's natural medicinal herbs, and not be tagged as criminals.
post #77 of 113
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Originally Posted by readytobedone View Post
um, are you sure that was pot??? i've smoked a lot of pot, and i've never had an experience like that.

however, i didn't smoke pot while pg (or since) so i have nothing to contribute to this thread! (seriously!)
really you never had the pasties?? My husband also smoked pot not to long ago and on a seperate occasion and had a similar reaction, maybe it has something to do with anxiety/panic disorder we have, but both of us vowed never to try it again. My husband used to smoke alot of pot and he stopped because he did like the effects it had on him after awhile.
post #78 of 113
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I don't smoke pot, but the "there are probably tons of alternatives" argument bugs me, too. People say that about my migraine headaches. I take pretty strong medicine for them. Yes, there are a lot of alternatives for headaches. Which I can't take for various medical reasons, or that don't work for me. It is really frustrating for me when people recommend peppermint for my headaches, and I bet it's annoying for people dealing with severe morning sickness too.
I take anxiety medicine that people think i shouldn't because they're addictive, but I did stop when I was pregnant even though my doctor said it would be okay for me to take an ativan if I wanted too.
post #79 of 113
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hahahaha! thanks, Averysmama

i am looking forward to the day where we can be "green parents," grow and enjoy god's natural medicinal herbs, and not be tagged as criminals.
I have nothing against pot, should be legal, would prefer it to anxiety pills if it didn't give me an anxiety attack, but i wouldn't smoke it if I was pregnant even if I could.
post #80 of 113
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Originally Posted by sweetpea333 View Post
hmmm wow, nope I'm not a big pharmaceutical fan either, never heard of those drugs, I dont use those kind of cleaners and I dont vax. And I wasn't talking about presciptions, just stuff that doesn't make your pupils dilate, and is natural.

...last I knew, weed was pretty darn natural.
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