A friend of mine recently conveyed to me that during a prenatal visit to his wife’s OB/GYN, she described how she was concerned with the quality of birth, as she read studies about births that turned into emergency C-sections.
The doctor’s response? A prescription of medical marijuana. Yes, you read that correctly, marijuana, as in the narcotic.
They happen to be in a State where marijuana is legal, so I suppose the prescription just makes it so they pay a set price, and not market value, which who knows what that is.
What I can tell you is they didn’t get it filled, thankfully. The use of marijuana in this context, which really seems illegal, even if the drug is now legal there, also seems ill-advised. You want a pregnant woman to ingest marijuana, due to her overall concern of a potential bad birth, so your answer to prescribe marijuana right now, several months before the actual birth occurs.
My friend and his wife asked a similar question, and the response from the doctor was “I read a study that said marijuana helps with creating successful births, showing a 500% success rate.”
Well, if ever there was a person peddling bs…..
Regardless of how idiotic this doctor appears, this got me thinking. Is marijuana now being used in prenatal care? Surely this can’t be a large scale issue, right? I mean, pregnancy…..DRUGS…..they don’t mix well at all. We know this, right?
As it turns out, we don’t.
There are bunch of articles describing surveys, and testimonials of women using marijuana to cure morning sickness. And while one of the original intents behind medical grade marijuana was to address nausea of cancer patients, using it in this situation is simply bad, bad, awful.
It’s well documented that narcotic use while pregnant will lead to behavioral problems in a child as they become a toddler, adolescent, teen, and eventually an adult.
But if that’s not enough, the content I discovered also ADVOCATES for women to have the “choice” of using marijuana to cure morning sickness, and squarely blames pro-life policies as the reason that prevents many of them to access cannabis.
Are you reading that? It’s all pro-lifers fault that women can’t irreparably harm their children in the womb, again!
I seriously can’t believe that as we advance into the technology age that there are enough people in various professions to actually advocate for one the stupidest things I’ve ever heard of.
This isn’t even a slippery slope argument, it’s a no slope argument. These people have no argument, they’re plain stupid, and not only do they not deserve to have access to the internet, they don’t deserve to be in their positions.
I read one such “expert,” who I’m not going to name, because she doesn’t deserve any additional attention. Her credentials: She’s an Ivy-League educated lawyer in charge of an organization centered on women, and mostly their rights to abortion.
But she’s also taken up this cause, and thinks that we need to have a “serious” talk about legal and political systems that are preventing nauseated women from accessing narcotics while pregnant. I can’t make this stuff up!
What’s next, heroin from postpartum depression? Don’t pretend like that’s not the next thing you’re going to hear from this same crowd.
I admit, I’m not a doctor. But you don’t have to be to know marijuana exposure in the womb, as legitimate treatment, is one of the stupidest things spoken from any intellectual crowd.
But I guess that’s the age we live in, where everything is stupid.