Effects of Marijuana
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.