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[–] sheepsexplode 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Congratulations!

My wife and I just had our first. She was extremely nauseous for most of the pregnancy.

Que controversy. Only thing that helped was smoking weed.

Our doctor knew about her smoking weed throughout the pregnancy and had ZERO concern. Any time it came up they said "but do you smoke cigarettes?" she'd tell them she quit and that's all.

Now we have our happy and healthy little 2 month old girl and mom can eat normally.

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[–] Glory_Beckons 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

It's sickening that this has so many upvotes.

THC passes into the fetus' bloodstream, along with the carbon monoxide from smoking it and everything else that comes with it.

It is not harmless to humans, despite the cult-like, wishful-thinking-driven, factually-unsustainable insistence of the "but it's natural maaaan" crowd. So is tobacco, alcohol and just about every other poison on the planet. In particular, it is certainly very harmful for a tiny, developing human body and brain. This is a well studied and established fact. Pretending it's fine in spite of all evidence to the contrary, just because it feels nice, is nothing but callous, hedonistic narcissism. At best.

Knowingly consuming it while pregnant should be (and in many places legally is) considered child abuse.

You're guilty not only of that, but also of spreading disinformation that will promote more unwitting child abuse by those that naively believe you.

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[–] manapot 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Based on this (from your link) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2002.01020.x/full basically results in "small but statistically detectable decrements in birthweight" ... the rest seem to be locked behind paywalls :/ I know smoking /anything/ is bad though I'm curious if you were to vape or eat edibles if that'd have a different effect (as the articles i was able to access refer to it as "smoking" weed, which infers the actual smoking part, which again, smoking anything is bad for you).

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[–] sheepsexplode 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

From one of the studies you linked.

Conclusions The results of this study suggest that the use of cannabis during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of perinatal mortality or morbidity in this sample. However, frequent and regular use of cannabis throughout pregnancy may be associated with small but statistically detectable decrements in birthweight.

Carbon monoxide is not produced when consuming cannabis through vaping or edibles.

Yes THC passes to the baby but how bad is that? Is it better to pop some Advil? Or what about a prescription for that?

If you would apply the same level of scrutiny to other forms of medications you might find Cannabis in the correct dosage is a better alternative.

Unfortunately that clearly emotional response of how sicked you are wont allow you to see reason so you’ll likely respond to this in kind with some sort of name calling or other accusations of chilled abuse.

I put forth that you are perpetuating the bad name of Cannabis and that you are too scared to allow proper scientific research to be conducted.

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[–] Jagon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

friend of mine was super nauseous as well, weed helped a ton. had her baby boy no problem 2 weeks ago

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[–] JunOS 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not judging. Green or oil/epen?

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[–] sheepsexplode 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Was just green to start. Then moved to Rosin witch is the stuff that comes out when you squish green with a little heat.

With that concentrate you can smoke less plant matter with the same effect lessening the impact on the lungs. Easy to make too, don’t need to worry about blowing up your shit like making dabs and so flavourful.

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[–] Landao 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is really interesting to hear. I was doing research on this subject for my own interest a few months back and, as you can imagine, there are few findings due to how, potentially, unethical such experiments may be. In any case, the info out there says things like it can make baby very drowsy etc etc, which I suppose makes sense. And I always imagined the effects would be rather limited. I am not sure what I am trying to get at. Just wanted to share how excited I am to hear of your first hand experience.

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[–] sheepsexplode 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We defiantly need more research to understand the effects completely. This has be so stifled by ‘the war on drugs’ and big pharma’s inabillity to make money from it.

My wife and I weight the consequences heavily. Though she has epilepsy and as a result was a high risk pregnancy from the start even though its been 10+ years since her last seizure. It’s well managed by her medication. We had to be carful that what she took for the nausea didn’t undermine her epilepsy meds.

Most importantly I want to be sure her and my little one where getting the food they needed. It’s a helpless feeling to wake up and hear your wife yacking. I wanted to help so bad and all I can do is hold her hair.

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[–] Trigglypuff 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Congratulations!!

Just remember, you aren't eating for two. You are eating for you and a peanut. All you need is to eat an extra banana or yogurt a day. Follow that and you won't put on weight, don't fall into the trap of over eating.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I know, this early I doubt I even need a whole extra yogurt. My problem is having something in my mouth helps with nausea. I'm drinking water, plain tea, or sucking on mints to avoid eating too much extra.

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[–] wellendowedduckling 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Have you tried nibbling on some ginger? It's a natural anti-nausea treatment.

I agree on the suggestion of cannaboids as well. You don't need to smoke to get the affects. If your state has a medicinal program, you should talk to the experts at the dispensaries. They can guide you on what to take and in what amounts to minimize intake and maximize results.

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[–] WestEndGirl 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Congrats! I had really bad morning sickness with my first pregnancy (daughter, now 10 years old). It wouldn't matter if I ate Saltine crackers or Cheerios, I would throw it up. So I would go all morning and most of the afternoon without eating anything. Then I'd eat mostly bland food in the late afternoon and evening and usually keep that down. I think I lost 5 pounds in the first trimester. I didn't even look pregnant at all until about 6 months along. I gained about 25-30 pounds in that pregnancy, and it took time to even lose THAT amount of weight post partum. I don't recommend gaining more than that. I've seen women gain 90+ pounds with their pregnancy, and it's no good. It increases risks of complications. It increases abdominal fat that has to be cut through in the even of a C-section. It increases infection rates. It lowers the baby's IQ. It's important to watch your weight when you are pregnant, so good job for being on top of that. I think if you can keep up eating only fresh veggies and fruits as snacks, you're going to be better off--and your baby will too.

Books I recommend: La Leche League's Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Books by Ina May (even if you want a "normal" hospital birth, it still goes over the labor and delivery process so that you're better educated and prepared before the big day). Childbirth Without Fear (if you like dry, concise books). Baby and childcare books by Dr Sears. Congrats again!

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you, I'll request these books from my library. I may pick them in the adjacent town since my normal librarians are good friends and I really want to let family know first.

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[–] RAMASULE 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not a woman.

My advice is do not blame yourself if you miscarry. My wife miscarried once before each of my children (Rainbow Babies) or whatever they are called. These things happen, and just be thankful. It means you can have children, and that the baby might not have been perfect / ready. It will work out.

Enjoy your pregnancy.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I understand, especially with such an extensive family history. We just don't want to get our parents too excited too early.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This happens to my wife as well. Apparently the rumor going around is that after a miscarriage, the body has completely cleaned the uterus enough to prepare for a baby that will stick.

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[–] gabara 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Congrats!!!!

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you.

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[–] Empress 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Congratulations! Keep in mind that morning sickness is a good sign that the hormones necessary for a viable pregnant are present and working! I had pretty awful morning sickness too and it was around the clock. What worked for me was avoiding ginger ale (sugar- yuck!) and getting fresh ginger root and boiling it in a pot of water. Then I'd store the tea in the fridge and have iced ginger tea on hand. Very small portions were key for me- if I ate too much I'd definitely be sick. Many women lose weight during the first trimester because it's so hard to eat. Don't worry- the baby will take what he/she needs and won't starve. So many women use pregnancy as an excuse to overeat but the truth is that we really only need an extra 300 calories per day which is the equivalent of a piece of toast with butter and jam.

Rest as much as you can and remember- you won't feel this way forever, it will pass. I'm so incredibly happy for you! <3 Keep us posted!

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've got some ginger on hand and some lemon ginger tea, I'll try it. I definitely feel worst in the late afternoon. I feel like I need to have something in my mouth all the time so the water and tea help. I've cut coffee way down to one 8 oz cup in the morning so far. I'll cut that out soon.

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[–] Empress 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I used to drink tons of coffee but now limit myself to a cup a day.

Whatever you do, don't stress and remember that being sick is a sign that your baby is doing amazingly well. For me, I just grazed on crackers and rice throughout the day and it helped. Just eat a few bites here and there. This will pass. <3

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[–] SteveB1945 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not sure if you could do keto...the problem with calorie restrictions is the amount of nutrients necessary for the baby's growth. I understand your concerns, but some study would be a good thing in your case. Hope you do ok.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've lost a lot of weight on keto. I tried to eat low carb (not keto) and it seemed to make things worse. I ended up eating half a tube of saltine crackers. I don't think that is an option right now. I've been perusing r/ketobabies and r/xxketo, the only reason I still go to the other site.

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[–] pcdude 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Keto is bad for someone who is pregnant. When you force the body into ketosis, it thinks it is in a "food is scarce" period. When the body goes into that state, other changes take place. Typically, in this state, the body would terminate an early pregnancy.

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[–] SteveB1945 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Do you know this for a fact, or is this an educated guess? Here you have a woman who says she's lost 100 pounds. She's desperate not to regain it. She's eating foods with no nutrients. I am not sure you're right. Nor do I know if you have personal experience with this. If so (serious, here), please share.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I lost all my weight on keto. I don't think I could maintain it right now. Sometimes the thought of meat just makes me so sick. The keto, xxketo, and ketobabies subreddits are the only ones I visit on the other site anymore. I might consider it for second and third trimester if I feel better. It needs more research.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

This is completely false. Either you are misguided, a shill, or just stupid. Ketosis has nothing to do with tricking the body into believing that food is scarce. It would be a good idea to read up on the diet before spreading nonsense.

Whatever the case, the ketogenic diet can be utilized for any trimester although it is not rccomended for the 1st when morning sickness is the strongest as most allowed foods will not sit well for nausea. Most women go off the diet for the 1st trimester and then return for the 2nd and 3rd or at least for the 3rd.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The BRAT diet isn't just for kids!

Ginger and crackers, saltines, goes a long ways for dealing with morning sickness.

BRAT is Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast.

Those four things are pretty easy on the stomach and it's important that you do your best to keep food in your system. That's not because you are "eating for two" but because it's going to make your sickness easier to deal with.

If you can afford one, and have one in your area, a doula is not a bad choice. They will help with getting you up to speed and will provide you with a bunch of information and assistance. Many midwives function as their own doula, should you consider that route.

(I dated a midwife and had a couple of my own kids.)

Congratulations! And, again, ginger ale and crackers goes a long ways. Ginger is great for stomach ailments.

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