I am 17 weeks preggers and I have smoked marijuana. I decided its best for me and the baby that I quit. I am a little freaked out because I was told that the baby will test positive even if I quit now... and my baby could be taken away from me. Does anyone know If I dont smoke anymore will my baby still be born with marijuana in its system?
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replied August 4th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. You should definitely give up marijuana at the earliest as it produces so many harms during the pregnancy and residual effects are seen in the newborns too.

There are higher rates of spontaneous abortion, pregnancy complications, and problems with labor and delivery. The lymphocytes – immune cells are defective and thus hamper the immune system of the newborn. Higher cognitive functions like verbal ability and memory are affected in the new born and this is due to the withdrawal effect of the marijuana. The chances of damage will be less if you give up marijuana at the earliest. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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