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Marijuana Use in Pregnancy

An Updated Look at Marijuana Use and Its Impact on Pregnancy

STICKRATH, ELAINE, MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: March 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 1 - p 185–190
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000415
Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
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This article aims to provide an updated look at the use of marijuana in the United States and its impact on pregnancy. First, the prevalence of marijuana use is examined, including use both in and outside of pregnancy. The literature surrounding attitudes and beliefs with regard to use in pregnancy is reviewed. The impact on pregnancy outcomes is reviewed along with the evidence of marijuana’s impact on neural development of the fetus. Finally, clinical considerations for providers are discussed.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, Colorado

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, CO. E-mail: elaine.stickrath@dhha.org

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