Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A compilation of accurate, science-based information that addresses the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.

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lets-talk-cannabis-75.png Let's Talk Cannabis: Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Consuming cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) can affect the health of your baby and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plan to become pregnant soon.

Source: California Department of Public Health.

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Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Non-pregnant Reproductive-Aged Women, 2002-2014
The Journal of the American Medical Association Network.

The Risks of Marijuana Use during Pregnancy
The Journal of the American Medical Association Network.

Marijuana, Reproduction, and Pregnancy
Source: University of Washington, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

Marijuana Use during Pregnancy and Lactation
Source: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before Pregnancy
Source: Science Daily.

Marijuana Use in Pregnancy is a Major Risk for Pre-term Birth
Source: Science Daily.

Marijuana and Your Baby
Source: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

Drug Free Babies Program
Source: First 5 Sonoma County.

Marijuana Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Guidance for Health Care Providers
Source: Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

Medical Marijuana Laws and Pregnancy: Implications for Public Health Policy
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Maternal Use of Marijuana during Pregnancy and Lactation: Implications for Infant and Child Development and Their Well-Being
Source: Academic Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Prenatal Substance Abuse: Short- and Long-term Effects on the Exposed Fetus
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics.

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County cannabis ordinances adopted in December 2016.