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02-15-2010 09:56 AM
sugarpop mjkon78 - I think you are overreacting. I don't think anyone can test your son without your consent. Even if they test for lead then they can't just do a random test for mj. Second, don't stop BF! Reschedule the appointment if you are that worried, but don't stop BF. Blood tests - when they test for lead, MJ won't just "show" up, they would have to test for it and like I said, they can't without your consent. Even if hospitalized for a sickness, they wouldn't test for this. Take a deep breath and relax
02-01-2010 07:13 AM
mjkon78 Hello, I just found this thread/site for first time. I have a 10.5 month old and abstained from smoking weed through preg and until today. I hurt my neck today and was in bad pain. My boyfriend suggested I smoke a little weed to releive the pain and I figured if I only had a few puffs it would be okay. I took 3 hits of chronic/kind bud only after I had nursed. Waited 3 hours and nursed baby for about 10 minutes before he fell asleep. I had a buzz for about those 3 hours but felt it had worn off when I nursed. It's a few hours later now and I am back to being my regular anxious self. I immediately regretted smoking after reading online that the THC will stay in fat cells and will pass to breastmilk and baby's urine will test positive for 2-3 weeks. DS check up for one year is coming up next month. If a blood test is done for lead, will marijuana show up? Will doctor report? What if baby was hospitalized for some sickness and had a urine test? Will it show up? I am freaking out now that CPS will come and remove my kid if it is found out that I bf after smoking. I know all the benefits of bm but I am seriously thinking of weaning TODAY and switching to formula. THat is how scared I am of the involvement of child welfare/gov't in our lives.

Please tell me I am WAY overreacting and I didn't just do irreparable harm. Sorry to burst in on your thread but I figured if I posted in bf, i'd get flamed.
02-01-2010 07:10 AM
mjkon78 Hello, I just found this thread/site for first time. I have a 10.5 month old and abstained from smoking weed through preg and until today. I hurt my neck today and was in bad pain. My boyfriend suggested I smoke a little weed to releive the pain and I figured if I only had a few puffs it would be okay. I took 3 hits of chronic/kind bud only after I had nursed. Waited 3 hours and nursed baby for about 10 minutes before he fell asleep. I had a buzz for about those 3 hours but felt it had worn off when I nursed. It's a few hours later now and I am back to being my regular anxious self. I immediately regretted smoking after reading online that the THC will stay in fat cells and will pass to breastmilk and baby's urine will test positive for 2-3 weeks. DS check up for one year is coming up next month. If a blood test is done for lead, will marijuana show up? Will doctor report? What if baby was hospitalized for some sickness and had a urine test? Will it show up? I am freaking out now that CPS will come and remove my kid if it is found out that I bf after smoking. I know all the benefits of bm but I am seriously thinking of weaning TODAY and switching to formula. THat is how scared I am of the involvement of child welfare/gov't in our lives.

Please tell me I am WAY overreacting and I didn't just do irreparable harm.
12-28-2009 10:41 PM
mama516/419 Started the winter thread -- he sooner we admit winter is here the sooner it will be over ---- right ?

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1176877
12-28-2009 10:24 PM
Mountaingirl79 I should add, and meant to add, that slowing down your partaking and even stopping it in the last 6 weeks or so is an excellent thing to remember to do. If you are in medicaid, I know they test at birth so it is better to be safe.
12-28-2009 01:05 AM
mama516/419
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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post
This is also what my friend said. She cut back to avoid oxygen depravation to the baby. She did however say that she was planning a UC but ended up going to the hospital & was drug tested. Her test was positive, but the baby's was negative. Apparently it doesn't cross the placenta???
My DD and I both tested positive during our hospital birth and CPS was involved
12-26-2009 10:39 AM
katbomumof3 I smoke while preggers, but not alot. THe only thing i have issue with is the act of smoking, not the mj. I'd rather be vaping or eating it.....i should make some butter
This is the only pregnancy i have smoked throughout though, the others i quit fairly soon into it, but after doing some reading i didin't think it necessary to do that. IT's better for me to partake a bit than and be able to relax than not.
12-25-2009 12:35 AM
Mountaingirl79 I smoked mj with my second, but not with my first. They developed normally the same either way, and actually my second son was 1 oz heavier than my first. They are both incredibly smart and sweet boys, and I can't believe how old they are getting! But anyway, thats just one real life scenario about mj during pregnancy.
12-24-2009 06:26 PM
maciascl
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Originally Posted by chirp View Post
i don't like the idea that smoking decreases oxygen levels in my blood. that's why i cut down. not because of any inherent problem with mj.
This is also what my friend said. She cut back to avoid oxygen depravation to the baby. She did however say that she was planning a UC but ended up going to the hospital & was drug tested. Her test was positive, but the baby's was negative. Apparently it doesn't cross the placenta???
12-24-2009 05:55 PM
chirp i'm pregnant and smoke.

it helps me relieve stress, which, i'm on edge when i'm pregnant.

I do lower my consumption drastically. instead of maintaining a high pretty much all day, I don't smoke at all until later evening/afternoon. unless i've got the morning sickness.

i don't like the idea that smoking decreases oxygen levels in my blood. that's why i cut down. not because of any inherent problem with mj.
12-24-2009 04:19 PM
BettinaAuSucre
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Anyone wanna discuss mj while pregnant?
I do as I am ttc now and really cant imagine going stone cold turkey off MJ when i have heard its not toxic to the development of the fetus.
12-24-2009 04:14 PM
maciascl
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Originally Posted by MummaGaia View Post
I wish you all a fountain of positivity and abundance bubbling up in all thr dark spots in your lives.
Namaste.
Wow! I needed to read something like that more than you could ever know! Thanks!
12-24-2009 04:12 PM
maciascl Anyone wanna discuss mj while pregnant?
12-20-2009 07:01 PM
Mama2Rio
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Originally Posted by mama516/419 View Post
According to high times Cali is only #3 on the list of pot smoking states - beat out by RI and VT , and all of the New England states are in the top 10
just wanting to know where CT fell on this list?! i don't wanna move back there, but i know the laws are more relaxed than az... i almost moved to VT instead of AZ, but hate the snow.
12-18-2009 04:36 PM
mama516/419 I am slightly agravated by the email I just recieved that often interchaged Californians with pot smoking advocates. The MJ orginization is washington based reform group so Im disapointed by the line of thinking that California is where everything is happening. According to high times Cali is only #3 on the list of pot smoking states - beat out by RI and VT , and all of the New England states are in the top 10 . Not to mention its the RI medical program that is having its law copied by 3 other states and New Mexico is currently the only state with state sanctioned dipencerarys. Its time for Cali to pass the crown The MJ reform is going on everywhere !

Or I could just be having a bad few days lol
12-16-2009 10:10 PM
MummaGaia <sigh>
I think this time of year is hard for lots of people. Our 7.5 month old has decided to stop sleeping all together which throws a huge kink in our lives. He's just crawling and is very attracted to the monitor so we can't leave him in the bed (we are bed sharing). So we end up bringing him downstairs and popping him in the swing. I smoke in the evenings after he's in bed normally, so this is cutting into my "medicine time".
I also am coming down with the flu...
But here are some positive things to focus on (for me at least): my man gave me an early Solstice/xmas gift, a beautiful little bubbler pipe. Our baby is healthy and super happy. Life isn't perfect, but it's good.
I wish you all a fountain of positivity and abundance bubbling up in all thr dark spots in your lives.
Namaste.
12-16-2009 06:23 PM
Mama2Rio hey mamas... i've had a rough few week... i've had headaches for the past 5 days and herb has been the only way to cure it. we have a limited supply so i have to space things out. we had some problem with the furnace, now fixed, but didn't have heat for the coldest week so far, now it's fixed and almost 70 degress, so we don't really need it now. dh had 2 days off this week, which hasn't happened in over a month but he's back to work today. seasonal depression has also kicked in for me, and it's just had to drag myself out of the house. plus, dd is teething (molars) so she's keeping me up all night, which isn't helping anything.

i've found out my (youngest)brother has been having serious behavior problems, he was kicked out of school. after sending him to a psych, they think he's ASD, i'm just not sold on this diagnosis, nor is my father, however my mother is. he's 14, so i would have thought some one would have noticed sooner i just don't know what to think. i haven't talked to him in a year because he never apologized to me for an incident i don't want to talk about, and now i feel bad if he really does have some kind of serious problem he can't help.

i'm just having a hard time this month, and i always get kind of down around the holidays. just taking in life one step at a time and hoping/knowing things will pass.
12-16-2009 01:42 AM
circuitsndaisies Is there a winter thread that I've missed?

Been abstaining due to upcoming birth (will be at hospital, just in case, etc etc). Looking forward to some celebratory green!

Problem is I'm completely, utterly, hopelessly without a source. After the meager (and I mean meager) amount I have saved, I will be without. Considering growing, but I have no clue. Anyone? Feel free to PM me!!
12-14-2009 12:23 AM
~D~ I hope you feel better soon
12-13-2009 08:31 PM
eilonwy So how's it going? Today I'm exceptionally bummed by my inability to find anything green, as I know how much it would help with my stomach and general ability to function. I've been taking an anti-emetic medication, but it doesn't help with the nausea or lack of appetite. If I force liquids down after taking it, they stay down but I'm not hungry at all. Today I've kept down a grand total of eight ounces of chicken broth. It's depressing to me to think about the fact that if I had some green, I'd be able to eat a bowl of cereal or something but the pharmaceutical alternatives just aren't as good. What I wouldn't give to be in Amsterdam now, able to pop into a pharmacy and get a little bit to soothe my stomach.

That's not to say that I disapprove of non-medical uses (I certainly don't!) but right now it just feels terribly unfair to me that it's illegal, and more unfair that I can't find any. I hate feeling miserable, physically or otherwise, and I can't think of anything that would help more-- certainly nothing that I've ever tried in the past (and my, there's been a lot). I need to get out more. Ironically, if I could get out more I probably wouldn't need this so much. Ugh. Sorry for the general down-tone of this post, I'm just feeling supremely blechy these days. I kind of wish I could grow my own, but I have no idea what would really be involved (time-wise, particularly) and as I have no seeds it's kind of moot.
12-13-2009 05:41 PM
Nemesis

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12-12-2009 02:05 AM
Encinalien Well lisarussell. http://welcomehere.org/index.php. I guess this link is The best one for the rainbow gatherings these days. If you wanna do a story about People, there's something called the rainbow gathering. It happens every year since the mid-70's. About 20,000 hippies get togeather in the national Forrest for the fourth of July every year to pray for peace. It's in a different national forrest every year.
Here's pictures of who goes there:
http://keywestgallery.com/Pages/Perf.../bophotos.html
It's free.
Doctors, lawyers, senators daughters, an gutter punks
everybody with a bellybutton's welcome.
They're vague about the location until the last minute for obvious reasons- something about the right to peacefully assemble without a permit in a group that size.
I've been there a couple times. I can't go anytime soon. Can't afford the time off. :.(
12-11-2009 08:25 PM
lisarussell OMG- my DM box was overflowing with responses. If yours bounced back use this link for the pre-screening questionnaire, thanks

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewf...Ri1CX3IzT1E6MA

The project really isn't focusing on MJ, it's focusing on PEOPLE. So feel free to share the pre-screener with anyone else who may be able to help, thank you
12-11-2009 07:17 PM
~D~

Maminatural, you explained better than I ever could. That's exactly how I feel!s
12-11-2009 12:25 PM
maminatural
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elionwy, Etsy has a lot of sellers that offer glass pieces. I bought mine here for $12 and I love it. I have one of these, too, that is just my favorite thing in the world. GREAT for a casual smoker trying to conserve herb.
Very nice!

As for pp's about feeling dependent on mj... this is what I have to say since lately I've been thinking about the same thing:

We are in constant need to find balance, in the world as well as personally, individually... Some find balance in doing Yoga, in having regular sex, in taking pharmaceutical drugs, in working, in art, dance... etc...

We go through different phases and periods in life where sometimes we may need an extra dosage or two of something, maybe even a drink. I think the moment one loses the internal gauges that keep us "balanced", we might need outside help but in the meantime, if an extra hit, a little more Yoga, an extra piece of chocolate will keep you going and getting your things done on a daily basis... then why fight it?

Now, if you're feeling unreasonably unproductive or irresponsible or doing harm to yourself or others, then work with that and find help. But as for depending on something every day or every few hours, like meds... why be so judgmental?
12-11-2009 02:39 AM
lisarussell So- I'm a writer. My writing supports my entire family of 8 people, solely.

In the face of impending mass-legalization, I'm working on a project that involves personal stories of regular MJ usage (by otherwise responsible adults)

If you'd be willing to be interviewed (via email, skype or telephone) about this topic, please DM me.

Recreational and medicinal users welcome.

Lisa
12-10-2009 07:31 PM
~D~
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Originally Posted by MummaGaia View Post
Hi all, I just wanted to say I am so excited to find this tribe. Sometimes I feel lonely in my knowledge of MJ as medicine. I am an herbalist, so I know what I'm talking about, but the few other moms who know of my use aren't as open minded. I hope to participate in more of your discussions, glad to be subscribing as well!
Be Well and Namaste
We are so glad you're here, welcome!!

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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
Hello. I visited this thread once a few years ago. I've been a recreational smoker in the past (parties, etc). These days, I'd love to do more but I haven't got any money or a source. I know a few people who use on a daily basis to control chronic pain issues, particularly relating to digestion (one has a severe hiatal hernia), and as I've been having serious issues in that department (I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow, I'm totally unable to eat ) it's been on my mind.

I have a question, though. Where do you find glassware? That's the preferred method of most people I know. Vaporizers sound fantastic, but for someone who doesn't have a steady supply and probably wouldn't be using more than two or three times a week anyway it seems WAY too expensive an option. How much do smaller glass pieces tend to run? Would it be possible to make something workable myself, out of less-expensive and easier-to-find materials (e.g. polymer clay)?
So glad you joined us!!

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Originally Posted by L J View Post
elionwy, Etsy has a lot of sellers that offer glass pieces. I bought mine here for $12 and I love it. I have one of these, too, that is just my favorite thing in the world. GREAT for a casual smoker trying to conserve herb.
L J, I have one of each of those as well, I saw this and wondered how it would work... not nearly as pretty, though...

Hope everyone is doing well, it's soo freakin cold here
12-10-2009 09:44 AM
eilonwy Those look perfect, LJ; Thank you. Now if only I could find a source. Better still, if I could stop tossing my cookies after I eat, that'd be faboo.
12-10-2009 01:30 AM
L J elionwy, Etsy has a lot of sellers that offer glass pieces. I bought mine here for $12 and I love it. I have one of these, too, that is just my favorite thing in the world. GREAT for a casual smoker trying to conserve herb.
12-09-2009 04:38 PM
Nemesis

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