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post #161 of 298
I'm so excited to have found this thread! I hardly ever post on MDC but wow, I seriously relate to the women here. I've been so stressed/scared about this for years, PLEASE tell me what you think. No holds barred!

I'm 35, DP is 36 & we've been smoking since we've been together (10 years) and before. We love it, LOVE IT!! We both have anxiety issues (me far worse than him) and nothing works like mj. I also suffer from depression (it's genetic, my family's full of it) and take 50mg zoloft daily. Now we want to have babies, and both want to seriously reduce/quit the mj. I can't/won't quit anti-depressants, so I'll have to research zoloft & preg, but that's a different thread

I'm terrified of quitting mj. Reducing is ok.... but none at all scares me. For the last year or so I've felt better than I ever have, using zoloft, good diet & health supplements & mj. Oh- and I've almost quit cigs. I only have the odd one if there's no mj

I know people use it for nausea but I don't want to use that as an excuse. But I've had MS before (I've terminated a preg before- pls no flames) and boy, if I get that sick again I don't think I'll be able to hold back.

Am I nuts considering babies when I have to a) go down to almost no mj at all unless desperate & b) take anti-d's as well?

Has anyone been like this? I worry so much that if I can't do all this I shlouldn't be a mother.... but we want to be parents so badly. What do you think?

Love
Bee
post #162 of 298
I was wondering... isn't it officially spring? Hi Dustyblue! I've got no advice for you, but someone else probably will.
post #163 of 298
Lol! I was wondering the same thing..... if it's autumn in Australia where I am, shouldn't it be spring in the US? I think?

On that topic, doesn't the US have different start/end dates for the seasons? In Aust it's just:

Autumn (mar, apr, may)
Winter (jun, jul, aug)
Spring (sept, oct, nov)
Summer (dec, jan, feb)

But think it's diff in the US? (apart from being reversed)

Sorry, just rambling
post #164 of 298
Hi Dustyblue! I am 37w preggers, 30, and have been smokin for yrs, so I'd like to offer you my opinion/advice. First off, why is it that you guys want to stop? R u scared of it harming baby?
You're definitely NOt nuts-if you want a child, definitely go for it. I have depression in my family as wwell and was on prozac for a few yrs (but have been off for 4yrs and doing well without). I have to warn you that pregnancy for people like that w/high hormone flucuations can be very mentally challenging. There's times i can cry a few times a day! MJ helps DRASTICALLY and the effects are immediate! Though weed hasn't conclusively proven to be harmful to the baby, stress and drastic moodiness has!
I also don't think nauseasness is an "excuse". I don't really feel the need to justify MJ, as no one on this board should. Once again, poor diet is proven to be harmful to baby. In my first tri, i would have barely gotten anything down some days w/o it!
Most ppl will tell yyou to ask yourself if the benefits outweigh the risks (and only YOU can be the judge of that). For me, MJ's benefits do. Honestly, there are many more issues i worry about harming my baby (pesticides, environment, hormones and additives in foods, etc.) than MJ. When I got pregnant, I immediately gave up cigs and beer (2 of my formal staples) and researched everything I wasn't sure about.
Since you were able to give up cigs and transform your diet than I'm sure you're strong enough to give up MJ, if you are committed. I worry, though, that when you're out you smoke cigs and i'm sure you don't want to get back into that I wish i did, but have no tips on quitting. The only times i've quit MJ is when i've really wanted to so good luck! Keep us updated
post #165 of 298
Thanks so much for your reply. How exciting for you- a homebirth next month! Envious I am!

Yeeahh, we're a little scared of harming the baby during preg/breastfeeding. Even though every serious study I've read suggests there are no appreciable risk. I've known 5 women who've smoked (a little or a lot) during preg & their kids seem absolutely healthy & happy to me.

Also it's just that I don't want my small kids being familiar/used to bongs & bowls & scissors etc... plenty of time for that, if they want, when they're teenagers.

It's great you're doing so well w/out the anti'd.. really an achievement I think! I've found a good varied diet & fish oil helps A LOT, but I've tried weaning from zoloft 50mg.... and I'm a much better, more functional person with it.

You know, I still haven't decided how far I'll go here... if I'll seriously commit to giving up (I'm committed to reducing). It really IS a risk/benefit analysis.

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Originally Posted by yippiehippie View Post
Hi Dustyblue! I am 37w preggers, 30, and have been smokin for yrs, so I'd like to offer you my opinion/advice. First off, why is it that you guys want to stop? R u scared of it harming baby?
You're definitely NOt nuts-if you want a child, definitely go for it. I have depression in my family as wwell and was on prozac for a few yrs (but have been off for 4yrs and doing well without). I have to warn you that pregnancy for people like that w/high hormone flucuations can be very mentally challenging. There's times i can cry a few times a day! MJ helps DRASTICALLY and the effects are immediate! Though weed hasn't conclusively proven to be harmful to the baby, stress and drastic moodiness has!
I also don't think nauseasness is an "excuse". I don't really feel the need to justify MJ, as no one on this board should. Once again, poor diet is proven to be harmful to baby. In my first tri, i would have barely gotten anything down some days w/o it!
Most ppl will tell yyou to ask yourself if the benefits outweigh the risks (and only YOU can be the judge of that). For me, MJ's benefits do. Honestly, there are many more issues i worry about harming my baby (pesticides, environment, hormones and additives in foods, etc.) than MJ. When I got pregnant, I immediately gave up cigs and beer (2 of my formal staples) and researched everything I wasn't sure about.
Since you were able to give up cigs and transform your diet than I'm sure you're strong enough to give up MJ, if you are committed. I worry, though, that when you're out you smoke cigs and i'm sure you don't want to get back into that I wish i did, but have no tips on quitting. The only times i've quit MJ is when i've really wanted to so good luck! Keep us updated
You are right!- my turning to cigs is a worry. I really don't want to start that again. But I guess/hope it just depends how bad you want the end result (ie healthy babe). Cigs don't do mum or baby any good. MJ on the other hand, honestly does go me good (apart from the lung aspects )

Anyway, thanks again SO much for your reply. Big best wishes for your little one's arrival
post #166 of 298
Dustyblue: In terms of risk-benefit analysis, there's something else to consider that you may not be aware of. When you're pregnant, your cravings and aversions can often let you know what your body needs and what it doesn't. Many women have a hard time quitting smoking until they get pregnant and then, suddenly, the mere thought of a cigarette is enough to completely turn your stomach. The same thing may happen with marijuana-- you might crave/desire more, or you might find reduction happens automatically and with little/no effort on your part.

It's sort of like the end of days, you'll find vegans craving rare steaks and confirmed carnivores subsisting entirely on salads. You never know what will happen, and every pregnancy is different. With my first I could taste caffeine and couldn't tolerate it in my diet at all, but I ate Brussels sprouts (which had previously disgusted me) by the pound. With my third, I craved HOT sauce all the time, and nothing was spicy enough for me even though before that I had been okay with occasional forays into moderate spiciness. You may go through all this worrying and find that when you get there, you don't want to smoke anything at all. You might decide that a single 'special' treat a day is plenty, too. You never know.
post #167 of 298
Good point, Rynna...I quit cigs the day i found out i was preggers and w/in a week the smell detested me and i didn't want one at all and still dont. Our bodies really are amazing (then again i can't get enough sweets and never had a sweet tooth before and i know that's not good for me!)
post #168 of 298
Also, Dusty, no combustion is best for pregnancy, there are other ways to use cannabis medicinally (vape, tincture). Food for thought. No need to have a child around bongs & bowls if you don't use them either. No amount of combustion is really healthy, this might be a great time to cut out combustion completely.

Re: Zoloft, there is an association with Birth Defects, however many mothers do take it or other anti-depressants thru pregnancy. Seems like the best thing to do would be to arrange a pre conception consultation.
post #169 of 298

Spring Thread??

Just wondered if anyone was thinking about starting a Spring thread?

ETA: Think I'll just start one =) Come on over to the Spring Thread, mamas!!
post #170 of 298

Spring MJ/Cannabis Mamas

"When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter - to quit paradise for earth - heaven for hell! Taste the hashish, guest of mine - taste the hashish!" - Alexander Dumas

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We promote the use of this wonderful Medicinal Plant for Appetite Stimulant, Spiritual Centering, Treating the symptoms of Morning Sickness, Chronic pain, Glaucoma and possibly Curing/Reversing Cancer, AIDS etc... Countless Citizens find this plant medically useful and less harmful than disease causing prescription and over the counter DRUGS.

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post #171 of 298
Hope I did it right!
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i love the but i also love carrots.

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post #175 of 298
hi! i'm 'around' mama's... just don't get much of a chance to write!
happy spring!
post #176 of 298
Hey!! Was hoping you'd show up!! Happy spring to you too mama!!
post #177 of 298
So I had my first med mj spliff. How weird and yummy it was. Complete with packaging and a bar code. Did I say weird? I just can't believe for so many years feeling like a sneaky criminal when ever I would have a smoke and now it's not only becoming accepted but a part of peoples lives who never would have believed it was more than a drug for stoners. Not that their is anything wrong with that.

So it was rolled in this lovely cotton mallow and tasted like blueberries. So nice for getting rid of my normally very intense menstrual cramps. The problem I'm having though is not knowing whether or not it's organic. That is really important to me. So, Im hoping at some stage when it's excepted as a healing herb by the feds (ha-ha) that we can have standards put on it like you would with food. I mean if you are going to use it as medicine, what's the point if it's full of crappy pesticides?
post #178 of 298
Yay for spring!

Just got back from a trip to Amsterdam. It was so liberating to smoke legally. The strains were very different from what we have here as well. It was lovely. Can't wait to go again.
post #179 of 298
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So, my DP made an incredible bong from two Pom bottles. He's so creative.
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