By wastedbaby - 04/07/2011 02:02 - United States
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Um, well, seeing as the fetus is in the womb, it itself won't be smoking the joint. It won't be the one actually inhaling it. Now, whatever chemicals and other crap that might be in the pot could be transfered from the moms blood through the umbilical cord and into the baby that way. Although I do agree that, for a consenting, non pregnant adult, smoking pot is less dangerous than drinking. But if you are pregnant, I don't think the mother should be doing anything like that at all. For at least 9 months they should give up their vices for the sake of their baby.
unfortunately we live in a world of free will. they are gonna do it all. however my mom smoked with me. I'm fine. my freind smoked while pregnant. and he was born 9.13 and talking at 2. pretty sure he's fine. the only thing harmful is the tar. but does it cause low birth weights and retarded children? knowledge is power. Whoo free will...
all you people saying weed is not bad for a foetus just look it up . pregnant women that smoke weed and other drugs often can cause the baby to be born with an addiction to that drug. When addicts don't get the drug they crave it seriously fucks them up. So yeah, smoking weed when pregnant will harm your baby.
Weed isn't on the same level as like heroin and crack. Now I'm not saying anyone should be taking any kind of drugs during pregnancy, but I've never heard of a baby being born addicted to pot. Heroin, cocaine, xanax, alcohol - yes, but never pot. Pot isn't as physically addicting as other drugs.
Weed isn't physically addictive it's psychological.. Yes it's addictive but the addiction is psychological and cannot be developed by a foetus. We all know the dangers of crack babies but it doesn't happen with weed. Smoking weed during pregnancy can cause some of the same issues as smoking.. Low birth weight, premature birth etc. It's hard to tell what it actually does as most people who continue to smoke weed also drink and/or smoke tobacco while pregnant.
I know smoking during pregnancy has its risks, but a mother going "cold turkey" during pregnancy is more likely to cause a miscarriage than smoking ~7 cigs a day. Obviously the better option would be to use gum or a patch, but I'm just putting that out there.
Think we can all agree inhaling any type of smoke is bad for a fetus, but medical science has proven time and again the single worst thing for a fetus' development is alcohol exposure, hands down. Would also just like to point out your erroneous statement about marijuana addiction. The chemical receptors that fire in the case of 'addiction' to 'marijuana' show up no more prominent on MRI's than do those when one consumes chocolate; any 'addiction' to marijuana is a nominal mental condition, more so than any degree of physical chemical addiction to THC. Either way, smoking anything or drinking alcohol is super fail on behalf of the mother during prenancy.