Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  69
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
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.

Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor