Marijuana + Pregnancy? Feedback Friday
The Momlogic Newsletter landed in my inbox this week with a story about the increasing trend of doctors prescribing medical cannabis to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. The article goes on to cite quotes from many women who admitted and even raved about the treatment.
Some further research into this topic revealed several opposing views. DrugPolicy.com states that marijuana use during pregnancy can lead to birth defects and cognitive deficits.
Many pro-cannabis sources quote the often cited research of Dr. Melanie Dreher concluding that no known difference could be found between exposed and non-exposed infants.
Blogger, Jessica Katz wrote about her severe, 24 hour a day, morning sickness and her doctor's suggestion to try medical marijuana. Jessica opted not to try it...what would you do?
It's Feedback Friday!
Would you consider using medical marijuana to treat severe morning sickness while pregnant?