Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana Facts

No amount of marijuana is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • Only take medicines prescribed by your prenatal doctor.
  • Do no use any alcohol, tobacco, or drugs while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Get help to quit or cut down while you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Marijuana is a strong drug

  • Marijuana contains over 400 chemicals.
  • Marijuana contains other drugs and poisons.
  • Marijuana is used in many forms: Joints, Pipes, Cookies, Brownies, Oils, and Vapes.

What Can Happen to Your Baby

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

  • Marijuana passes to your baby through your placenta. This includes smoking and edibles.
  • Can increase the chance for your baby to be born with low birth weight.
  • Your child may have more problems with attention and learning if you used marijuana during pregnancy.

Marijuana Smoke Around Your Baby

  • Breathing in marijuana smoke can harm your baby.
  • May increase the chance for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Dad and family members can also protect your baby from marijuana smoke.

Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding

  • Causes the drug to be in your breast milk.
  • Marijuana is stored in fat and is slowly released over time, meaning an infant could be exposed for a longer period of time.
  • Breastfeeding mothers should avoid or reduce marijuana use.

What Can Happen to you

  • You can become addicted.
  • It can decrease your memory, learning, and attention.
  • You increase your risk for breathing problems.
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