(SL) – Is it that deep? Let it go for 9 months. There’s a staggering number of women that continue to roll the dice with their babies’ health by smoking weed while they are pregnant.
There are no benefits. I repeat, no benefits in smoking weed while you’re pregnant.
A study just published in JAMA found that marijuana use among pregnant women in Kaiser Permanente Northern California has been rising substantially.
For the study, Kaiser Permanente researchers (Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH, Lue-Yen Tucker, Stacey Alexeeff, PhD, Mary Anne Armstrong, Amy Conway, MPH, Constance Weisner, DrPH, and Nancy Goler, MD) analyzed questionnaire answers and laboratory results from 279, 457 pregnant women over an 8 year period. They found that from 2009 to 2016, marijuana use rose from 4.2% to 7.1% for all pregnant women. The jump was significantly greater for those under 25 years old with the numbers going from 12.5% to 21.8% among those under age 18 and 9.8% to 19.0% among those 18 to 24 years old.
No word yet on exactly why these women are still getting high while carrying a child but most feel that it could be in part to get rid of morning sickness, aches and pains. NBC 2 News did a report on the increase of marijuana use for morning sickness but, I repeat, this is no approved use of marijuana, no medical use, nothing.
Just say no.