Thursday, April 10, 2014

Marijuana While Pregnant

Marijuana While Pregnant
Is smoking marijuana while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been doing some research on this topic and yes smoking marijuana while being pregnant is bad for the baby. It kills the baby's brain cells. Researchers studied marijuana effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana,THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories.

Effects of prenatal marijuana exposure could even last into adulthood. The drug could have direct effects, or it could sensitize the brain to future drug exposure or neuropsychiatric illnesses.Previous long-term studies have shown that children exposed to marijuana in the womb may have an increased risk of showing cognitive effects, seeking out drugs, or having attention deficit disorder, anxiety or depression, according to the study.

Would you like to see your baby born with a disorder? I know I wouldn't, this could affect your baby in many ways, they would have problems learning and maybe even give the teachers a hard time. Also when they get older one wouldn't want to see their children smoking pot or being out of control.



  1. This was really good Ana :) but I would love to know more about it!!