The Effects of Marijuana on Fertility and Pregnancy

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Pregnant and breast feeding women should probably be advised to either decrease, or where possible, cease cannabis use entirely. And, couples trying to conceive may also want to consider cutting down.

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When do I mean cut down “when possible?” Check out my video Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/natural-treatments-morning-sickness/) to see how sometimes marijuana use during pregnancy can be a lifesaver.

I’m winding down to the last few marijuana videos, which I originally released in a webinar and downloadable digital DVD (https://drgreger.org/collections/downloads/products/cannabis-what-does-the-science-say-digital). There are still a few coming out over the next year, but if you missed any of the published ones, here they are:
• The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Institute-of-Medicine-Report-on-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana)
• Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Researching-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana)
• Is Marijuana Addictive? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Is-Marijuana-Addictive)
• Does Marijuana Cause Health Problems? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Health-Problems)
• Does Marijuana Cause Permanent Brain Damage in Teens? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Permanent-Brain-Damage-in-Teens)
• Does Marijuana Cause Permanent Brain Damage in Adults? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Permanent-Brain-Damage-in-Adults)
• Will Cannabis Turn Into Big Tobacco? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/will-cannabis-turn-into-big-tobacco)
• Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Epidemic (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Marijuana-Legalization-and-the-Opioid-Epidemic)
• Effects of Smoking Marijuana on the Lungs (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/effects-of-smoking-marijuana-on-the-lungs)
• Smoking Marijuana vs. Using a Cannabis Vaporizer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Smoking-Marijuana-vs-Using-a-Cannabis-Vaporizer)
• Does Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-marijuana-cause-lung-cancer)
• Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-cannabis-cure-cancer)
• Are Cannabis Edibles Safe? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-cannabis-edibles-safe)
• Pesticides in Marijuana (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/pesticides-in-marijuana)

For more on fertility, check out Male Fertility & Diet and Dairy Estrogen & Male Fertility.

I have another webinar coming up on fasting for weight loss, and probably a second one later this year because there’s just so much to cover. I love the opportunity to present a whole bunch of information on one topic all at once. For information on the fasting webinar, visit https://nutritionfacts.org/webinar/intermittent-fasting. As always, webinars will be broken into individual videos and released at no cost over the course of the year here on NutritionFacts.org.

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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