Study Say Maximum US Pregnant Women Smoking Pot

Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Is on the in California

Women who participated in the study were asked to self-report their marijuana use in a survey and undergo urine testing.

The study, from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), notes that from 2009 to 2016, pot use among expectant mothers jumped from 4.2 percent to 7.1 percent. Meanwhile, pregnant women aged 18 to 24 who smoked weed increased from 9.8% to 19%.

Some soon-to-be-moms are turning to marijuana to quell the uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy such as morning sickness. (The percentage of women who tested positive for marijuana use in this paper was quite a bit higher than those who had just said they did.) Presumably, women may have been reticent to report smoking marijuana if they actually did because they might not want to seem like they've done something that people believe might put their child at risk.

Prenatal marijuana use also increased among women of all ages. A total of 3.3 percent of women older than 34 also reported to using the drug during their pregnancy in 2016, an increase from 2.1 percent in 2009. The women were treated at Kaiser Permanente facilities that had screening for marijuana use as part of standard prenatal care.

Among this youngest group, use of pot during pregnancy rose from 12.5 percent in 2009 to almost 22 percent by 2016.




Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996, and doctors say some patients use marijuana to self-treat the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy or to stimulate appetite.

"Obstetrician-gynecologists should be discouraged from prescribing or suggesting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation", The ACOG committee wrote in an opinion.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the health effects of marijuana on a fetus could include low birth weight and developmental problems, according to CNN.

However, since marijuana is federally prohibited, there is little research that shows how marijuana affects fetal development during pregnancy, or its effect on women and babies during breastfeeding. California will make recreational marijuana legal in 2018.

And women may even be using marijuana after they took the survey-on objective.

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