Smoking marijuana during pregnancy not dangerous
Research has been conducted by American scientist which proves that using marijuana during pregnancy is not dangerous by any means both to the child and the woman.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Educational Academic Journal has published a new revolutionary study. Based on the findings it turns out that using pure marijuana has zero influence on the baby’s delivery or how heavy it is upon birth. The extensive study analyzed 31 Studies which were carried out between 1982 and 2015 and focused on any possible connection between smoking cannabis and neonatal outcomes.
There are some compelling patterns within those papers. As for unadjusted data, research has shown a connection between a heightened risk of preterm delivery and maternal cannabis use ( 15.3% in comparison to 9.6%) and instances of low birth rate ( 15.4% compared to 10.4%). As for tobacco smoke, there has been no substantial threat considering low weight at birth.
It would seem that smoking cannabis while being pregnant may be less hazardous then we have initially thought. In fact, upon comparing tobacco and marijuana, the latter one no longer seems like a culprit. What is more, no additional threats were noted within neonatal results or the placenta.
The results presented in this study align with the outcomes of another research carried out in 2010. Although the earlier study was based purely on interviews with mothers who gave birth to perfectly healthy babies from 1997 to 2004, it would seem that there was no link between smoking marijuana and any birth anomalies. Unfortunately, other studies carried out within the same timeframe postulated something different. Therefore the evidence was not inconclusive.
All in all the outcome is very clear, if there have been any worrying symptoms during pregnancy, they must have been caused by other factors or smoking tobacco. Of course, this does not mean that it is advisable to partake in marijuana usage prior to having a baby, but it is more of a consolation to mothers who happened to have done it before realizing they were pregnant. What is more, taxpayers' money should instead be spent on preventing the use of tobacco and alcohol rather than cannabis.
Marijuana is becoming a mainstream substance with more and more states legalizing it and applying it in medical treatments of various diseases. What is more, up to 5% of women openly admit to smoking marijuana while pregnant. For this reason, it is crucial to once and for all substantiate that there is very little or no relation between smoking cannabis and the health of our babies.