Image fo cannabis's plant leaves with water dropletsYa Think!!  Wow a great surprise.  We are seeing enormous numbers of patients now who report daily marijuana use.  Many women don’t realize they are pregnant until they are significantly into the first trimester, especially those without regular cycles.

This will emerge as a huge cause of fetal and childhood disability over the coming years.  Our political system trying to legalize this in no way makes it safe for pregnancy, just as “legal” smoking and alcohol use are also not safe.  Yet our young people are lulled into the idea that legal means it has no harmful effects.  We urge patients to consider this in their fertility journey.

Michael D. Fox, MD
Advanced Reproductive Specialists
Jacksonville Center For Reproductive Medicine

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