Medical Marijuana & Pregnancy? Harmful?

Jane - posted on 12/01/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am 6 weeks pregnant! I'm also bipolar and I have daily struggles (during depressive episodes) with panic attacks, fits of hysteria, suicidal thoughts, etc. Normally I would take my prescribed medications (including antidepressants, anticonvulsants, benzodiazopines, etc) all of which are VERY harmful to a developing fetus. My husband and I are very happy about out little bundle of joy and I know that I will be a good mother once I am able to get back on my medication (none of which I am currently taking due to risk of birth defects). I want the very BEST life for my baby and I want to do everything right. I don't take medication, smoke, or drink since I discovered I was pregnant. I'm taking prenatal vitamins and eating the right food, however I know that it is harmful to my baby for me to be in such intense mental anguish all the time. To keep myself and my baby safe would medical marijuana (which has in the past successfully treated my symptoms) be less harmful than a handful of pills every morning? I have had different doctors give me conflicting opinions. Any input, advice, personal experience, etc on smoking (or vaping... which is less harmful and what I would do) marijuana during pregnancy????

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Tigerlilyashley - posted on 12/02/2014

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I have been through depression and some things you have been through...I had postpardom depression...you will be at risk for that because you already have depression...my advice would be keep talking to supportive positive people...I wouldn't let any negative into your life you must remain as happy as possible any stress you have the baby feels...somethings you can try to brain train yourself to not do...I had to do that to get myself away from my depression and postpardom..just say the oppsite of what comes into you head if it's a bad thing...just keep doing that over and over..and if you feel a break down coming you have to do something happy do distract yourself from the bad feelings...we can learn to control the things like that...just depends on the person....but smoke marijuana? just my opion...but I think nothing in your body should be while pregnant...I delt with a lot of trama while I was pregnant and I just delt with it with out that I had my card for it....I hope you things go good for you...maybe some of what I said might help if you try it. it takes lots of will power and it takes time...but it worked for me...I can relate...

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