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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 […]
June 13, 2017

Cannabinoid Therapeutics: A Potential New Treatment for Pediatric Lyme Patients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, there were over 25,000 cases of confirmed Lyme disease diagnoses in 2015; the CDC estimates that over 329,000 people are diagnosed with the disease annually, about 25% of these cases are children ages 5–9. Lyme disease is […]
May 30, 2017

Improving Practice Standards Surrounding Birth, Breastfeeding, Cannabis, and Beyond

Cannabis use during pregnancy is a significantly challenging topic. In addition to the challenges pregnant women face should they choose to use cannabis to treat pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting, there are serious problems and consequences surrounding breastfeeding. As an RN (also a non-practicing doula and prenatal yoga teacher) who specializes […]
April 4, 2017

Moms Who Use Cannabis

It may be 2016, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of backwards thinking when it comes to cannabis use. Sure, the argument to legalize marijuana is more popular than ever as more and more states open themselves to the medicinal benefits of this wonderful plant.
April 4, 2017

Marijuana And Pregnancy

During her pregnancy, she never drank alcohol or had a cigarette. But nearly every day, Stacey, then 24, smoked marijuana. With her fiancé’s blessing, she began taking a few puffs in her first trimester to quell morning sickness before going to work at a sandwich shop.
April 4, 2017

Pot and Parenting

Talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol can be difficult. You may feel uncomfortable, you might feel awkward, you might even feel hypocritical, and above all, you might feel like you don’t know the right thing to say.
March 21, 2017

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January 4, 2017

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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 […]