Marijuana is one of the so-called recreational drugs that is widely known to help with nausea. Some women might therefore think that it could help them in pregnancy. But beware. There are several studies that agree that marijuana harms your unborn baby. It increases the risk of a child developing PAS, or autism spectrum disorder, several times over.Protect yourself and your baby
Marijuana is one of the drugs that is said to deepen the psyche. If the user has a predisposition to mental disorders, it is very likely that he or she will indeed develop this illness because of marijuana use. Yet without marijuana, it might never have manifested itself. Yet some mothers take the risk of using the drug during pregnancy. What does scientific research say about this?
- marijuana use reduces a baby’s birth weight
- increases the risk of later autism
- damages fetal brain development
The risk is really high, as according to Canadian researchers, this chance increases by up to fifty percent, and that’s really not a small number. The research was conducted by asking mothers if they used marijuana during pregnancy. The children of 2.2 percent of the women who used the drug were diagnosed with autism.