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September 24, 2018

Moms That Microdose Marijuana?

September 6, 2018

Industry Spotlight: Kelley Bruce Of CANNAMOMMY

A pregnant woman at a dispensary? Kelley Bruce has been there. Ms. Bruce’s pregnancies were not what some would call “easy.” Every pregnancy is unique, but Kelley was suffering. During her first pregnancy, she was diagnosed with Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency (CPS). Her second pregnancy brought with it severe morning […]
August 29, 2018

New Study About THC in Breastmilk Requires More Research, Experts Say

  New Research states that THC Can be Present in Breast Milk for 6 Days after Consumption, but more research is needed. In the new study, 50 women who reported using cannabis supplied breast milk samples to Mommy’s Milk, a human milk research lab at the University of California, San Diego. The women […]
July 25, 2018

Pot For Pain Relief

Marijuana has been increasingly used as an alternative for pain relief, but is it safe? (Inside Science) — Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition, impacting everything from mood and health to overall well-being. Unfortunately, many treatment options aren’t very effective. Worse, commonly prescribed drugs like opioids are highly addictive. […]
July 10, 2018

Drug use during pregnancy is not child abuse: Experts weigh in on Pennsylvania court decision

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision asks if illegal drug use qualifies as child abuse The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is considering whether a pregnant woman’s use of illegal drugs qualifies as child abuse under state law. In May, the Drug Policy Alliance filed a friend of the court brief in the case — […]
June 21, 2018

Mothers In Labor Are Using Cannabis To Manage Pain During Birth

With cannabis legalization and use on the rise, mothers are beginning to consider the potential for CBD and THC as useful birth aids and delivery pain medication for their babies in place of Pitocin, epidurals and other traditional birthing drugs. When Kelley started to feel contractions, she dropped a “bath bomb” in her tub […]
April 25, 2018

Herbs for Labor Introduction

In this series called “Herbs for Labor” (originally written for Birth Institute), Susun  will introduce and give detailed explanations of individual herbs used in birth, each with its own unique uses. Using herbs to support laboring women is as old as birth itself. I was once taken to a sacred […]
April 18, 2018

What You Need to Know About Smoking Pot While Breastfeeding, According to New Study

When a breastfeeding mom mentions she’s “pumping and dumping,” it more often than not means she’s had a drink or two and doesn’t want to feed her baby milk that could contain alcohol. However, studies have found that little alcohol appears in breast milk after mom has a few cold ones. […]
April 13, 2018

Could Cannabis Replace Traditional Labor Medications?

Everyone is quick to celebrate the miracle of childbirth. But sometimes it can cause pain bringing another human into this world. Doctors in hospitals currently give mothers drugs for a successful labor with less pain. But these medications come with their own set of risks for the baby and the […]
March 28, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Congenital Disorder Awareness & Prevention

Do you wonder how you can reduce the chances your baby will have a birth defect? Is the idea of a birth defect keeping you up at night? Can you stack the odds of having a healthy baby in your favor? Birth defects are one of the biggest worries moms […]
March 27, 2018

What’s the Deal with Birth Defects?

When an abnormal condition occurs during a pregnancy or at birth, that is what’s called a birth defect. They can range from mild conditions to ones that can prove to be life threatening. Why they happen is often a mystery — about 70 percent of birth defects happen for an […]
March 19, 2018

8 of the Most Common Birth Defects Explained

Although there are many different types of birth defects, some are rare, while others are way more prevalent. Here are some of the most common ones you should be aware of — knowing what they are and what can be done about them should make you feel more empowered. 1. Cleft […]
January 9, 2018

Pot & pregnancy throughout history

In the Eber Papyrus, the ancient Egyptians noted the use of cannabis to induce contractions. In Israel in 1993, researchers found the skeleton of a 14-year-old girl who died while giving birth because the baby’s head was too big for her to deliver. The researchers concluded that an ancient midwife […]
January 9, 2018

Five-year follow-up of rural Jamaican children whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy

Abstract This research provides data on the development of 59 Jamaican children, from birth to age 5 years, whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy. Approximately one-half of the sample used marijuana during pregnancy and were matched with non-users according to age, parity, and socioeconomic status. Testing of the children was […]
January 9, 2018

Prenatal marijuana exposure and neonatal outcomes in Jamaica: an ethnographic study

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify neurobehavioral effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on neonates in rural Jamaica. DESIGN: Ethnographic field studies and standardized neuro-behavior assessments during the neonatal period. SETTING: Rural Jamaica in heavy-marijuana-using population. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four Jamaican neonates exposed to marijuana prenatally and 20 nonexposed neonates. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Exposed […]