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Sunday, 05/21/17

When u were pregnant how did u consume the marijuana I know smoke isn’t good for the fetus .
Edibles , oils, vapes?” ~ Anonymous AKA Consumption Method Concerned

Hello, Anonymous AKA Consumption Method Concerned.

I consumed during two pregnancies, but I will discuss my most recent because I feel I was most informed at the time.

While it is true that smoking is not considered the most healthy way to consume cannabis, I chose to smoke cannabis while pregnant. I found it was the method that worked fastest and was most effective. In a recent poll of over 750 of our members, we found this to be the choice of most of the cannamamas who responded. 80% chose to smoke cannabis as their consumption method.

Edibles were not a good choice for me because of nausea. Most food did not appeal to me, and I did not want to risk wasting my medicine in case it came back up.

“Oil” is kind of a loaded term. Sometimes people say that and actually mean cannabis oil. Sometimes they mean cannabidiol. Sometimes people mean tincture. Sometimes people mean a topical salve. My answer varies depending on what you meant, but in short, I recommend trying it all and finding what works for you. If you meant CBD oil, that can be a great alternative for people worried about THC exposure to the fetus.

I highly recommend women try topicals especially for problems like hip pain. Vaping is definitely another great option for women concerned with smoke inhalation while pregnant. I am more concerned with quality of concentrates, however.

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I would like to get feedback on my cannabis use during pregnancy im 8 months pregnant using cannabis daily and im terrified of cps taking my baby and my soon to be 1 year old as well. I live in south dakota please anybody give me any kind of facts or soemthing to ease my mind. My first born was born and they tested both of us at the time of her birth. But nothing happened. Im really terrified and at this rate even if i stop smoking its still going to be in our system. Pleasseee i need advice. Idk who to go to im so terrified” ~ Anonymous AKA Terrified in SD

Hello, Anonymous AKA Terrified in SD.

Unfortunately, there is not much I can say to ease your mind. Women’s experiences vary too much depending on the climate of child protective services in their geographical location and the policies of the place where they gave birth. I do encourage you to do your research on both. Most helpful when I tested positive for cannabis after I gave birth with my second was being informed on the efficacy of cannabis consumption, informed on its non toxic status, and that I remained calm but firm.