Originally Posted by nikkiethridge
And what I am saying about "no studies that have found moderate pot use of a pg mother to have detrimental effects on baby." , is how many women did they use in the 'studies', and for how long were those children followed? A few days? I don't know, I don't think you could scrounge up enough pregnant women that would be ok enough to smoke pot for the sake of a study, at least not enough to get accurate data from it.
I don't know. I think one of the things that appeals to me about natural mamas (and I'm making this a crunchy issue, since midwifes are endorsing it) is that we will rarely do anything even close to 'iffy', for the sake and heath of our child. Hence natural child birth, not vaccinating, good diet, so on so on. Its unreal to me that anyone would even chance it with that nonsense.
Morning sickness sucks...but you work through it. Just like with labor. Its natural to feel like utter crap. We have 'trust birth, but Where are the 'trust pregnancy' advocates? haha. Anyway. I don't feel comfortable taking tylenol while pregnant, much less smoke weed.
I'll shut up now. Just had to get that off my chest.
So since it may be "natural" to feel suicidal, or have debilitating migraines, etc. then a person should just go with it??? I'm puzzled by your logic here.
As far as studies go, your argument is sound b/c YES, THE US GOVERNMENT WILL NOT ALLOW SUCH STUDIES. THEY DO NOT WANT EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE (that moderate exposure to marijuana) IS NOT HARMFUL TO GET OUT THERE.
Why? If you think it's to save babies, then you honestly have a lot to learn about WHY marijuana is illegal. OF COURSE such a study can't take place in this country. NO KIDDING.
However, not all countries are the U.S. Here is a study done in Jamaica.http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/...can-babies.htm
QUite interesting. I'll let you read the Conclusion of the study yourself, as I'm not sure how much I can c&p w/out going against the UA.
Here is the woman, Dreher, that did the study in Jamaica explaining what you did. You don't even have to read it!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9WorIM0RhA
Also, even this from an ANTI-pot website (americanpregnancy.org) says this -
|What if I smoked marijuana before I knew I was pregnant: According to Dr. Richard S. Abram, author of Will it Hurt the Baby, "occasional use of marijuana during the first trimester is unlikely to cause birth defects." Once you are aware you are pregnant, you should stop smoking. Doing this will decrease the chance of harming your baby.
You can also see this:http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/...ths/#pregnancy
This discusses why the US Government supresses evidence that studies showing lack of harmful effects are supressed. (No shocker there, like I said).http://www.medicalcannabis.com/pregnancy.htm
And there is a study that took place in Canada as well. And again, the results showed a lack of negative effects.
It's quite fascinating actually. I used to think that pot must be illegal b/c it's bad. However, I educated myself on the War on Drugs (specifically to marijuana) it is is absolutely fascinating. "WHY is pot illegal" is one of the most interesting aspects of US History in fact.
So, since there really isn't evidence that pot IS bad, then I think it is best we all lay off the judgment, don't you?