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30 weeks pregnant, smoking marijuana, quit smoking. Harmful effects on foetus?

I am 30 weeks pregnant and I have had a very rough pregnancy...I smoke marijuana to keep food and liquids down because the medications will not help me.. . I quit smoking a couple days ago but am worried that the baby and I will fail a drug test when she arrives... Is there anything I can do to make sure we pass and if we don t wil they take her away from me?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Yes, smoking marijuana has effects on the foetus and it has been documented in case reports that there is a higher risk of having psychoses and other mental health problems in babies that are born to marijuana using mothers. There is also a risk of early childbirth and its associated risks. If you stop your marijuana usage now, there is a chance that you may have a drug free child as well as your tox screen negative for drugs. Please stop using the substance so as to continue to have custody of your child. Consult a psychiatrist in your area for more help.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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