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post #161 of 177
Thank you for the replies smile.gif we went to our first appt today at wic and they tested for iron...and my weight ;( but wow I had myself so worked up! Honestly the mj is a godsend for the m/s and depression so my plan is just to use it as needed up until 15 weeks or so(when babys meconium starts storing up). I definitely don't want to use it if I'm going to be stressing over my sson being tested tho. But that was something I was trying to find information on, like if a pediatrician decides to check babys blood/urine wouldn't the test be comprehensive and test for thc? The doctor may not be looking for it but the labs may still show it because they test for everything in order to find out what's causing the issue? Does anybody know how that works? I've been searching online and can't seem to find an answer and its hard searching for something that's still taboo lol kwim? Other than that Id love to continue with the mj until m/s subsides.
post #162 of 177

They do test in the hospital, sorta on the regular. 

 

However, they don't @ just regular Dr. Apts for your child or anything. I am not really sure that much transfers during lactation either (I have seen studies as low as 0.2% of maternal dose, not really enough to cause a positive or detectable effects, but you could buy some cheap tests @ the $ store if you wanted to test while nursing.

post #163 of 177

Hi there, new to this site :) Ill just start by saying how very happy I am to have found you all. Aside from two relatives and my DH, I have no friends who smoke, so sometimes I can feel pretty isolated. I have smoked heavily*(in my opinion, whats a lot?) for about 5 years or so and it has been so wonderful. I use to have a lot of stress, anxiety, headaches, stomach aches and trouble sleeping. Since I started smoking, I honestly feel like a more relaxed, easy going person and enjoy my life more. Well, just found out recently that I'm pregnant and about 5 weeks along. I thought that I would have to stop smoking for the pregnancy and maybe even for good, but I have been doing a lot of research and reading these threads and I'm now thinking that might not be the case.

It seems that there are a lot of mothers out there that have smoked through their pregnancy and did not have any complications from it. Most everything I have read suggests that there is no real evidence that smoking mj will harm the fetus or cause long term side effects. I would imagine that pharmaceuticals would be way more detrimental, but that is only my opinion. When I take everything I have read and combine that with my own logic and opinions, I really don't think that it will cause any harm, besides the smoke causing oxygen deprivation, which makes sense. But I also do not want to risk the health of my future child.

I have read many posts from people stating they smoked while pregnant. I'm wondering how much you were smoking and was it on a daily basis? I used to pretty much only smoke in the evenings, maybe more on the weekends. When I got the PPT I stopped smoking and have had a very hard time falling and staying asleep. I took a hit or two out of a vaporizer in the evenings the last couple of nights to help me fall asleep. I cant imagine that sleep deprivation would be good for a developing fetus.

I know it's been a while since someone has posted, but if you could find it in your hearts to help a fellow smoker out and share your experience smoking while pregnant. My main questions are:

Did you tell your midwife? I have a consultation in a week and would really like to get her opinion on this but am afraid that she wont take me as a birth center/home birth client if I'm honest. Will admitting to this and seeking information make me ineligible for an out of hospital birth? I live in western Washington.

Did you have any complications during pregnancy that you might think relates to smoking while pregnant?

Did your babies end up with any physical or behavioral abnormalities? I'm especially curious to hear from mothers of older children, even adults, because I know there had to have been smoking mamas back in the day!

I have read several of Ina Mays books and havent found it mentioned. I don't want to stereotype or anything, but it wouldn't surprise me if people who gave birth at the farm were smokers. Any one have any info on this?

 

I apologize for the long post, I just have a lot of questions and just honestly want to do the right thing. Thanks!

post #164 of 177

most hospitals will test for MJ and might even get social services involved. But isn't it legal in Washington now? Or maybe I'm thinking of another state. I've never had a midwife only hospital births so I couldn't give advice there. Congrats on your pregnancy!!! and welcome to MDC

post #165 of 177
So smoking anything in pregnancy does involve some oxygen loss: I would invest in a non-combustible method, like a vape . . .

As for Ina May, I have been told all that talk in Spiritual Midwifery about highs is less metaphorical than one might think! LOL
post #166 of 177
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Originally Posted by MountainMama88 View Post

Hi there, new to this site smile.gif Ill just start by saying how very happy I am to have found you all. Aside from two relatives and my DH, I have no friends who smoke, so sometimes I can feel pretty isolated. I have smoked heavily*(in my opinion, whats a lot?) for about 5 years or so and it has been so wonderful. I use to have a lot of stress, anxiety, headaches, stomach aches and trouble sleeping. Since I started smoking, I honestly feel like a more relaxed, easy going person and enjoy my life more. Well, just found out recently that I'm pregnant and about 5 weeks along. I thought that I would have to stop smoking for the pregnancy and maybe even for good, but I have been doing a lot of research and reading these threads and I'm now thinking that might not be the case.
It seems that there are a lot of mothers out there that have smoked through their pregnancy and did not have any complications from it. Most everything I have read suggests that there is no real evidence that smoking mj will harm the fetus or cause long term side effects. I would imagine that pharmaceuticals would be way more detrimental, but that is only my opinion. When I take everything I have read and combine that with my own logic and opinions, I really don't think that it will cause any harm, besides the smoke causing oxygen deprivation, which makes sense. But I also do not want to risk the health of my future child.
I have read many posts from people stating they smoked while pregnant. I'm wondering how much you were smoking and was it on a daily basis? I used to pretty much only smoke in the evenings, maybe more on the weekends. When I got the PPT I stopped smoking and have had a very hard time falling and staying asleep. I took a hit or two out of a vaporizer in the evenings the last couple of nights to help me fall asleep. I cant imagine that sleep deprivation would be good for a developing fetus.
I know it's been a while since someone has posted, but if you could find it in your hearts to help a fellow smoker out and share your experience smoking while pregnant. My main questions are:
Did you tell your midwife? I have a consultation in a week and would really like to get her opinion on this but am afraid that she wont take me as a birth center/home birth client if I'm honest. Will admitting to this and seeking information make me ineligible for an out of hospital birth? I live in western Washington.
Did you have any complications during pregnancy that you might think relates to smoking while pregnant?
Did your babies end up with any physical or behavioral abnormalities? I'm especially curious to hear from mothers of older children, even adults, because I know there had to have been smoking mamas back in the day!
I have read several of Ina Mays books and havent found it mentioned. I don't want to stereotype or anything, but it wouldn't surprise me if people who gave birth at the farm were smokers. Any one have any info on this?

I apologize for the long post, I just have a lot of questions and just honestly want to do the right thing. Thanks!

Hey! I have smoked, mainly out of a vape for both of my pregnancies, my children are fine. I would say I am a heavy consumer. Usually vaping about 3-5 times a day. A half oz lasts us a little over a week. My midwife is aware and the only thing she has said is she suggest I slow down/stop a few weeks prior to birth, just so I wouldn't have to worry about cps if they did happen to test the baby. But I'm not worried about cps at all.. The only negative I've had is it makes my normal pregnancy cravings 10x worse lol
post #167 of 177
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Hey! I have smoked, mainly out of a vape for both of my pregnancies, my children are fine. I would say I am a heavy consumer. Usually vaping about 3-5 times a day. A half oz lasts us a little over a week. My midwife is aware and the only thing she has said is she suggest I slow down/stop a few weeks prior to birth, just so I wouldn't have to worry about cps if they did happen to test the baby. But I'm not worried about cps at all.. The only negative I've had is it makes my normal pregnancy cravings 10x worse lol

This was pretty much me too during both of my pregnancies. I smoke daily, although less frequently now (once a day, as opposed to a few times a day). I quit several weeks before my due date both times, though since I had hospital births.
post #168 of 177
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Also a regular 'vaper' during pregnancy (at least every evening, often throughout the day if feeling sick or stressed). Otherwise there would be very little food or sleep for me! Both mine are healthy and intellegent, most developmental milestones came early too. I wouldn't tell your midwife unless you totally trust her, but if you barely know her yet you might want to stay on the safe side. Also don't write it down anywhere, you don't want that in your chart if you need to transfer. I've never stopped before the due date, never worried about it I guess.

You might start getting morning sickness too, it's a little early now, and that's the only thing that allowed me to eat for the first few wks of all mine. Eating stoned is healthier than not eating at all or throwing it all up;)

post #169 of 177

Thank you all for your replies. Yes it is "legal" in Washington now, but that is not to say that you still wont get in trouble for it, and being pregnant I'm really not sure what they would do. I think the the worst part of this for me, is just not knowing. Not knowing what my midwife will say/do, not knowing how things will turn out whether I smoke or not, not knowing if I am making the right decision no matter what I decide. I am kind of a control freak, I just like to have all the information and know every step of the process and whats going to happen next, and with pregnancy, and then motherhood, there is so much unknown. It is very hard to get used to, and Ive barely started!

post #170 of 177

I am not sure why I have such a longing. I guess I really feel like I need to figure some very big choices about where to raise my kids (lifestyle) and that is pretty open for us, but family is on the East Coast. Anyway.. I just read someone else's thread that really fit me.

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post #171 of 177
Did any of you happen to catch Dr Gupta's special on CNN called "Weed"? If so, what did you think of it?
post #172 of 177

I haven't caught it yet... hoping to find it online and watch it soon!

 

Have any of you tried juicing MJ?  Apparently in its unheated form, the THC is actually THCA and not psychoactive, but still has a lot of the health benefits (plenty of CBDA, Delta-9, etc.).  I currently get a raw juice from my local dispensary (juiced MJ mixed with juiced fruit and veggies), but am considering growing and juicing my own.  Just wondering if anyone else uses this form.

post #173 of 177
Haven't tried juicing, but a friend of mine makes a highly concentrated drink that we dilute in water or soda (Coke really is the best for complimenting flavors for some reason). He cooks highly potent pot in the oven, then mixes it with grain alcohol somehow and boils it to a certain temp. I've watched him do it a few times but can't remember all the steps involved. It's great though. Like a slow release high that makes me feel a little peppy too. I love it.
post #174 of 177

hey yippiehippie and or anyone else.. can you recommend a small vaporizer?  Oh, and do you know if you can use the vaped cannabis to make something? 


Edited by meta mom - 10/20/13 at 5:33pm
post #175 of 177
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hey yippiehippie and or anyone else.. can you recommend a small vaporizer?  Oh, and do you know if you can use the vaped cannabis to make something? 

I ended up getting a Da Vinci vape. I like it b/c you can tell the exact temp. Drawback is loading it and doesn't hold a ton. But you can use it for essential oils too which is neat. We've made baked goods w/the left overs, you could smoke it too, but yuk. I can't say I remember what the baked goods were like, but I believe it worked, just cook in butter first like w/any other!

post #176 of 177
Ha!! Never even imagined looking up using MJ during pregnancy! I am currently miscarrying and have smoked cigs for 18 years. Was looking up vaping info and came across this! I know I need to quit smoking and since this is my 3rd mc, I just feel I should try everything possible to be as healthy as possible. But I do love me some MJ! I live in OK and I'd bet this will be the LAST state to legalize. So freaking conservative here! But then again, ppl my age, 37, are pretty open to it even if they don't partake. So maybe if more of our younger population would actually vote....or maybe as the older generation dies off....wishful thinking.

Anyway, great finding this thread. I always quit toking as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I do have 3 healthy children. It never occurred to me to continue....glad to hear so many ppl have had positive experiences with this.
post #177 of 177

Anyone who's been told MJ will hurt their unborn/ BFing baby, research the work of Dr. Melanie Dreher. It's been ridiculously repressed. MJ is **GOOD** for your baby. You'll end up with a really darn smart kid if you use MJ while pregnant. Granted, smoking anything causes oxygen deprivation, but there are plenty of other methods of MJ consumption.

Unfortunately, CPS can get involved if mama tests positive. I know a super-awesome, AP couple in California (where it is legal) who ended up with CPS threatening them, and mama had to be tested regularly by CPS until baby was about 6 months old.

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