Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Don’t Get High, Mom


If you’re planning on getting pregnant soon, you may want to cut recreational pot smoking. Researchers have determined that fetuses exposed to high-potency marijuana — or related synthetic strains such as “Spice” — early in pregnancy are at risk of a host of birth defects and postpartum challenges, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and neurological impairments.

Researchers at Texas A&M University reported in a recent edition of Drug Testing and Analysis that the harmful effects of marijuana smoking can affect a developing baby with a gestational age of as little as two weeks because it is a vital period of fetal brain development.

Comments are closed.