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post #21 of 44
I have had so much nausea and no appetite since 5 weeks and now I'm 9 weeks. I have smoked pot before pregnancy and have continued but have cut back. It really helps A LOT! There is so much confusion on this topic. Im just wondering how much is too much when trying to help with nausea? Also, does anyone know of recent data supporting that pot smoking during pregnancy leads to the child developing ADHD?I Would appreciate any advise or recent data on this topic, as this is my first pregnancy and I really want to just get through this sickness with less stress and more info. Thanks!!
post #22 of 44
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Edited by canadianhippie - 6/25/12 at 8:13pm
post #23 of 44

Okay I'll be honest here. I only started vaping mj last fall, because I was suicidal and depressed over my severe insomnia that NOTHING could fix. A friend introduced me to mj, and two to three hits every couple of weeks and I sleep, the hardest and easiest I have ever slept in my LIFE. I'm, for once, happy and in control of my mental state, something no doctor could offer unless I went on antidepressants or stronger things I wasn't prepared for at that time. I think that that small use, twice a month, is worth any side effects or risk that may now come to my fetus. I'm sorry, but I'd rather the tiny bit of consumption than to lose my mind again and have to be on much worse things and/or drive myself off a freaking cliff because I'm so exhausted I am literally going insane. If you haven't been there (or having hyperemesis, or whatever else you might take mj for) then you can't really compare.

 

Moral of the story: mind your own business. You never know why someone is doing what they do, and as long as it's something like that (vs cocaine, heroin, you get the idea) it's really not a big deal, and most if not all pot smokers know the risks when they continue to use while pregnant.

post #24 of 44

I smoke, have smoked for years, smoked with both my girls and am 36, almost 37 weeks with my boy, and have done the research. Don't agree with smoking? Then don't smoke.  It seems pretty simple to me.

post #25 of 44

It's not something I do, or think others should be doing, but I don't think I could confront anyone smoking. 

post #26 of 44

If you wouldn't let your child do it at one years old outside the womb then don't do it pregnant :) Just a thought. I'd let my loved one know this, period. Also if you birth in a hospital and test positive for any "illegal" drug then, well you know CPS gets involved pretty quickly.

 

Michelle

post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by browneyedmamasf View Post

If you wouldn't let your child do it at one years old outside the womb then don't do it pregnant :) Just a thought. I'd let my loved one know this, period. Also if you birth in a hospital and test positive for any "illegal" drug then, well you know CPS gets involved pretty quickly.

 

Michelle

so i guess i won't pump gas, run on the treadmill, enjoy a beer, eat cheesecake or have sex with dh?  Sheepish.gif

 

i jest.  you are correct that smoking can cause problems with social services, depending upon your state.

 

otherwise, i am not convinced of the harm to the fetus of ingesting mj. 

post #28 of 44
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so i guess i won't pump gas, run on the treadmill, enjoy a beer, eat cheesecake or have sex with dh?  Sheepish.gif

 

i jest.  you are correct that smoking can cause problems with social services, depending upon your state.

 

otherwise, i am not convinced of the harm to the fetus of ingesting mj. 

Um, no I wouldn't pump gas unless it was with the new style of pumps used here in CA if I could help it the fumes are no good for anyone pregnant or not, I for sure wouldn't drink beer at all, um Fetal Alcohol syndrome is real, and eating too much cheesecake can be bad for pregnancy at least diabetes and weight gain wise, as far as having sex well that's fine for me, but obviously common sense is a factor  when determining what is ok for a child to do or a pregnant woman.  As far as your comment about sex, having sex with your husband has nothing to do with my point, C'mon that's a pretty long slippery slope your riding down to disprove my point. Again it's my personal opinion and preference, if my Friend were doing it I'd let her know what I thought, Period :-) 

 

MIchelle

post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by browneyedmamasf View Post

If you wouldn't let your child do it at one years old outside the womb then don't do it pregnant smile.gif Just a thought. I'd let my loved one know this, period. Also if you birth in a hospital and test positive for any "illegal" drug then, well you know CPS gets involved pretty quickly.

Michelle


Thank you! So nice to hear another "voice of reason" chiming in!
post #30 of 44
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Thank you! So nice to hear another "voice of reason" chiming in!

 

Oh boy, I must simply be unreasonable then!

post #31 of 44

I don't even know why this is being debated.  I think most ppl are either firmly on the 'yes' or 'no' side and have no plans to budge.  I was a bit naive and hoped to read up on some recent research and find ppl really discussing, but it seems to be otherwise. Oh well :)

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Edited by canadianhippie - 6/25/12 at 8:14pm
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by kparker View Post

Oh boy, I must simply be unreasonable then!


I guess I just lump folks who would knowingly medicate their fetus this way with those folks who load their kids with Benadryl to make them sleep on the plane. The kid can't consent.

So, unless you are dying and the drug prevents both your deaths.. I say no to any kind of drugs while pregnant.

While pregnant, I gave up caffeine, any over the counter stuff for colds and allergies, I gave up alcohol, I gave up foods on the "questionable" list by my midwife team. I had a natural childbirth with no drugs.. all to keep my baby safe.
post #34 of 44
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So, unless you are dying and the drug prevents both your deaths..

 

I've posted before about how I was suicidal and depressed over my lack of ability to sleep properly without heavy prescription medication that made me insane when I took it, until I started medicating with weed. So, in my opinion, since the sleeping problems have only gotten worse since becoming pregnant, for me yes this was a matter of life or death: suicidal + pregnancy is not a good combination. It is literally saving my life, and thus, the life of this child. For that, I feel no remorse for medicating it against its will a couple times a month.

 

edit: I intend to pump and dump after medicating if I manage to breastfeed, so it's not like the kid will continue to be forced into this once it's born. Currently I have no other option.

post #35 of 44
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I've posted before about how I was suicidal and depressed over my lack of ability to sleep properly without heavy prescription medication that made me insane when I took it, until I started medicating with weed. So, in my opinion, since the sleeping problems have only gotten worse since becoming pregnant, for me yes this was a matter of life or death: suicidal + pregnancy is not a good combination. It is literally saving my life, and thus, the life of this child. For that, I feel no remorse for medicating it against its will a couple times a month.

edit: I intend to pump and dump after medicating if I manage to breastfeed, so it's not like the kid will continue to be forced into this once it's born. Currently I have no other option.


Wow, getting pregnant while facing such severe issues seems unwise. I hope such a mom would have a very good support system in place for when the baby arrives.


I was extremely healthy while having babies and one of my infants slept so little that I had terrible hallucinations. Thank goodness my mom friends were able to come in and fill the gaps with amusing the toddler and holding the baby so that I could get a nap.
Edited by philomom - 6/25/12 at 4:59pm
post #36 of 44
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Edited by canadianhippie - 6/25/12 at 4:30pm
post #37 of 44

canadianhippie - posts of this manner are not acceptable. That is a personal attack and not okay according to our UA. Please edit.

 

To everyone else -

It is fine to disagree with each other - but keep it civil.  Calling people unreasonable, or implying that they are bad/wrong/evil/horrible parents is not okay.  You can state your opinions *WITHOUT* attacking other members.  So do that.  Go back and reread your posts.  Edit them if they are about the other person. 

 

 

 

Also, just so everyone knows Mothering has posted articles about this very subject before: http://mothering.com/pregnancy-birth/use-of-marijuana-during-pregnancy

 

Also, there are LOTS of thread about this very topic.

post #38 of 44

why is saying a mother is unwise for getting pregnant acceptable?

post #39 of 44

The rest of my post addressed being civil while disagreeing.  :)

post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by philomom View Post


Wow, getting pregnant while facing such severe issues seems unwise. I hope such a mom would have a very good support system in place for when the baby arrives.
I was extremely healthy while having babies and one of my infants slept so little that I had terrible hallucinations. Thank goodness my mom friends were able to come in and fill the gaps with amusing the toddler and holding the baby so that I could get a nap.

 

I'm no spring chicken, have been trying to get pregnant for 3.5 years, have spent thousands of dollars to get here, and am easily controlled with infrequent simple medication - I just had to find the right one for me. It's not like I could wait another 5-10 years for science to magically come up with a sleep aid that wouldn't make me lose my mind. I think I've been very wise in my planning and execution of my current situation, tyvm!

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