Pregnant women shouldn’t use marijuana. Doing so can have negative effects on their baby.

More pregnant women are using marijuana than before. According to a recent analysis, marijuana use during pregnancy increased by 62% between 2002 and 2014.

And while it might provide relief to expecting moms with morning sickness, marijuana use may also negatively affect their child’s development.

The team found that children of mothers who use marijuana during pregnancy are more likely to struggle with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and memory impairments.

Researchers say that they are still exploring whether any marijuana use could be safe during pregnancy.


Experimental Biology. (2019, April 9). Marijuana for morning sickness? It’s not great for baby’s brain: Study pinpoints how pot exposure during pregnancy can lead to problems with behavior and memory. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 10, 2019 from

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Taylor Bennett is the Content Development Manager at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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