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Pregnant, had used marijuana to stimulate an appetite. How can I cleanse this substance from the baby with diet and exercise?

I am 22 weeks pregnant and have recently moved to Nevada where the laws on marijuana use during pregnancy can cause one to lose their child. This troubles me because my physician in Minnesota had suggested the use of marijuana to stimulate an appetite in me when I was unable to eat and not gaining any weight. I am now concerned about what will happen when I start seeing my new physician. I have quit using the substance but I would like to know more about the testing procedures and what I can do in diet and exercise that will aid in cleansing this substance from my baby and I...
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in to us.

It is widely known that smoking cannabis during pregnancy increases the risk of giving birth before 37 weeks.

It would be important to tell you that using marijuana prior to pregnancy had a more significant effect than even smoking it during pregnancy. Women who smoked marijuana in the three months prior to pregnancy had over 2.3 times the risk of delivering their babies pre-term than women who did not use marijuana prior to pregnancy.

It is possible that you were not well informed about m,marijuana and its ethical use. I suggest you stop taking the substance with immediate effect and beware of consequences relating to premature births.

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Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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