Study: Cannabis use during pregnancy increases risk of adverse neonatal outcomes

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As part of the study, 314 women were selected that used cannabis to varying degrees. Additionally, cannabis use later in a pregnancy was also associated with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death. According to the results, cannabis use during pregnancy can lead to a lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length and gestational age at birth or the length of pregnancy. One group quit marijuana use before pregnancy, the other during the first 15 weeks of pregnancy and finally, a third group continued to consume cannabis at 15 weeks. A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute examined the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy.

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A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute examined the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy. 

According to the results, cannabis use during pregnancy can lead to a lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length and gestational age at birth or the length of pregnancy.

The researchers highlighted that cannabis was found to be an independent risk factor separate from tobacco. Additionally, cannabis use later in a pregnancy was also associated with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death.

As part of the study, 314 women were selected that used cannabis...

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