24 minutes | Dec 13, 2018

7. Pregnancy and Pot Series, Pt 2: A Doctor's Perspective

This is part two of a series. The medical research into cannabis' effect on a pregnancy is, overall, convoluted. The CDC says that using weed during pregnancy can impact a fetus' development, but they also acknowledge that the scientific evidence is inconclusive. Some research shows that THC can cross the placenta and enter the fetus' blood stream. Still others, like a 2016 piece published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, states that weed alone is "not an independent risk factor in adverse neonatal outcomes." Hayley speaks with Dr. Mishka Terplan, an OB/GYN and addiction specialist, to shed some light on the nuances of cannabis consumption during pregnancy. Read Hayley's recent article in Rolling Stone about pregnancy and weed: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/weed-pregnancy-mother-family-marijuana-cannabis-755697/ Check out the 2016 Obstetrics and Gynecology research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27607879 Find Dr. Mishka Terplan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/do_less_harm Follow Hayley on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EPfox Support the show and TableCakes Productions at: https://www.patreon.com/tablecakes
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