Tags: "pregnancy"

04 Nov
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Alarming Trends of Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women in the U.S.

Studies have linked marijuana use during pregnancy with a number of adverse health effects on the developing child such as low birth weight, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, increased NICU admission, stillbirth, and later development of problem behaviors and mental ...

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14 Sep
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Largest Long-Term Study on Children’s Development in U.S. Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Affects Child For Many Years

Researchers find that marijuana use after the middle of the first trimester is associated with various mental disorders including attention, social, and behavioral problems for the affected child and these conditions continue through the pre-teen years.

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09 Feb
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Adverse neonatal outcomes associated with maternal marijuana use during pregnancy

Infants born to women who reported marijuana use during pregnancy were more likely to experience adverse neonatal outcomes than infants born to women who did not report marijuana use during pregnancy (non-users) according to a new study published in the ...

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22 Nov
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Prenatal THC exposure linked to aggression, anxiety, and hyperactivity in new study

In a new study recently published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that children of women who used marijuana during pregnancy or while breastfeeding were at a higher risk for negative psychiatric outcomes.

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09 Nov
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Heavy Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Associated with Poorer Medical and Psychiatric Outcomes

A study published in JAMA this week found that pregnant women in the USA who were heavy marijuana users had a much higher prevalence of poor medical and psychiatric outcomes compared to pregnant women who did not report such use. ...

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05 Oct
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Prenatal THC exposure increases during COVID-19 pandemic

According to the research, pregnant women use marijuana for a variety of reasons such as relieving nausea, anxiety, stress, and depression. Until now, it has been unclear what effect the unique stressors arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have had on ...

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28 Apr
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The Canary in the Coalmine: Rising Rates of Prenatal THC Exposure in FL

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 2.1% of pregnant women surveyed in the state of FL in 2003 reported past month marijuana use. By 2018, that percentage had risen to 14.6%--- an alarming increase of ...

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13 Jan
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Study Finds Drastic Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-related Diagnoses from 2010-2017

According to a newly published study in JAMA, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) increased 82%, from 4.0 to 7.3 per 1000 birth hospitalizations in the U.S. between 2010 and 2017. The researchers also found that during the same time-period maternal opioid-related ...

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25 Sep
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Prenatal THC Exposure Can Lead to Psychotic Behaviors in Childhood

A new study just published in JAMA Psychiatry found that children of women who used marijuana during pregnancy had an increased incidence of psychotic behaviors. The study looked at 11,489 children enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, ...

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19 Aug
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Study Finds Link Between Prenatal THC Exposure and Autism

A new study recently published in Nature Medicine found a stunning association between prenatal THC exposure and development of autism.

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