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" My daughter was perfectly healthy, but doctors don't want to hear my anecdotal evidence of 'well, my kid turned out OK. ' But I think that when it comes to marijuana
Mar 25, 2003 Smoking marijuana while pregnant may harm the baby's brain longterm, even if birth defects are not obvious at birth.
Is weed (whether smoked or in edibles) as bad as cigarette smoke for your baby in utero? See what BabyCenter's medical expert thinks.
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Marijuana use during pregnancy affects brain development of the fetus, a study in mice and human tissue shows.
It is difficult to be certain about the specific effects of marijuana on pregnancy and the Marijuana smoke contains many of the same respiratory disease
There's not a lot of data on the effects of marijuana on a growing baby but the research that has been done is enough to make you think twice about using pot
More research is needed on how marijuana use during pregnancy could impact the health and What are the effects of secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke?