The first signs of pregnancy can be initiated with nausea and vomiting. With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, 83 percent of the dispensaries in the state have endorsed that pregnant women with morning sickness should use cannabis as a way to reduce their symptoms of discomfort. 35 percent of these dispensaries have stated that using marijuana for pregnancy-induced nausea was safe even though there is a statewide campaign specifically targeted at the danger of using marijuana during gestation.
By the dispensaries claiming that marijuana is a way to stop morning sickness, they may be doing more harm than good. Even though Marijuana is still a federal Schedule I drug, there has not been enough research that has been done to clarify what happens in the first trimester when the development of the fetus is at a greater risk or later with the neurodevelopment from drug exposure. While there may be medicinal value with cannabis for the mother who is sick, there may be harmful effects for the baby. Before you start using marijuana as a antidote for morning sickness, you may want to try something more natural and less mind-altering to reduce the symptoms that morning sickness can bring about.
Water is a great way to combat morning sickness although water may easily make you just as sick. Get creative in your approach to water. You can infuse fruits, mint, lemons, limes, cucumbers, or anything that you are craving to your water to make it tasty. Suck on ice cubes if you need to or drink sparkling water to keep refreshed.
Use smells such as lemon or essentials oils to keep your nausea to a minimum. Have your significant other or a friend give you a massage with a lotion that you enjoy the fragrance of. Not only will you feel better, but your nose will appreciate it.
Talk about it
You may feel like you are complaining about the bun in the oven, however, talking about the things that are making you uncomfortable can take the power out of what you are feeling. Keeping your emotions inside your brain does not relieve the tension and only makes things worse.
Since the legalization of marijuana has come about, research and tests have become much more prevalent because of the government trying to become more informed with what happens under the influence. Marijuana does cross the placenta into the umbilical cord which means that your baby will have marijuana in their fetal circulation and tissues before they have chance to decide for themselves.
If you or someone you know is struggling with prenatal marijuana abuse, our staff here at Renewal Recovery Solutions can show you how to stay sober. We offer an array of services that are intended to give you a roadmap into treatment so that will learn how to stay in recovery for the long haul.
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