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Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

Will smoking pot affect our chances of getting pregnant?

Re: Will smoking pot affect our chances of getting pregnant?

The Bump Expert

While pot hasn't been shown to hurt baby before (or even soon after) getting pregnant, it's definitely a good idea to quit as soon as you decide to conceive. Smoking pot while pregnant can affect the function of the placenta and may result in low birth weight and fetal distress during labor. Moreover, newborn babies of pot-smoking moms may go into withdrawal upon delivery (suffering side effects like the jitters and a slow response to stimuli, to name a few). If you ask us, it's better to kick the habit on your own, well before you add a baby into the mix.

But enough about you. Wondering how your partner's pot smoking could affect your conception chances? A study from the University at Buffalo has linked pot smoking to decreased sperm count and, shall we say, confusion among the sperm he's got. The study followed men who smoked 14 times a week for an average of 5.1 years and found that those who smoked were significantly more likely to have reduced sperm count than men who didn't. The study also found that smokers' sperm were swimming too fast too soon -- their timing was off to successfully fertilize the egg. Because it takes a while for THC (the chemical in pot) to clear out of your body, it's hard to tell if men who've stopped smoking can get their boys back to a nonsmoker's state. But, regardless, these kinds of stats should make any dude think twice before picking up his next joint.

Colleen Canney

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

I've smoked pot since I was 17.. and well I'm on my 4th kid.. build your own conclusion.. (of course did stop after I found out I was prego)

NSelchert |

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

i don't know about other guys but my guy does not have that problem, lol. have baby number 2 on the way to prove it.

snowwhite428 |

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

kinda funny actually... i have for yrs (not while pregnant) and my husband doesnt skip a beat (if u know what i mean)..ive never had a problem im on baby #3

krissym531 |

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

I can say that the studies are true(for me). my husband smoked for quite sometime and we had been ttc for over six months and i swear as soon as he stopped(and gave it about a month to clean out totally) his boys did thier job on time. lol i am 15 weeks :) he says he couldnt be happier and is never going to smoke again.

nicoleandzach6282011 |

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im on my first it was unexpected but we obviously had no problem..ive also been smoking since i was 16 but i also quit when i found out i was pregnant. but before i knew i was pregnant i was still smoking .. think everything is fine??

krose5290 |

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I think there might be some validity to this. My husband and I were daily smokers until about 3 months ago. We've never been too careful about not getting pregnant, but 2 months after we stopped smoking, we conceived. Yay for happy accidents!

CHDefillo |

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My hubby and I were ttc for 2 months with no luck stopped smoking for a month and that is the month we conceived....could be coincidence. I don't know.

Montanezgirl |

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

You should certainly try to quit smoking pot as soon as possible. I would recommend that you go and ask your doctor about this. It could actually be good to know. There are smoking replacement products for those who are addicted to smoking.

GreenEd98 |

Q&A: Will smoking pot affect our chances of conception?

It took me ages to get pregnant and I don't even smoke cigarettes. Reading this I have come to the conclusion that I should get some cannabis seeds to speed up the process. I'm kidding, but I’m surprised to find that they don't affect the chances of conception. I surely believed the opposite.

MalindaHartwig |

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i was with my ex for 11 years and he was a heavy smoker. our 3rd baby is now 3 years old. Im now happily married and having my 4th and last baby. it only took us two monnths to concieve and hes not a pot smoker. though with my first baby i was 16 and still smoked while i was pregnant. i had an anxiety attack and called my doc worried i could harm the baby, he told me that weed has never been known to harm a fetus in any way. and there was nothin for me to worry bout. my baby girl came out perfect with no complications at all. some people say smoking while pregnant actually makes the babys smarter, and theres docters who have recomended smoking in the mornin to take away morning sickness

MrsJohnson1986 |

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I don't know about health side effects but they now test baby's for THC in my area hospitals and if they are positive DFS comes out and checks out your house before you bring baby home. Its not really worth it to me to have my house picked apart by a stranger before bringing baby home.

babybaker4413 |

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I was worried about my boyfriends use.... he's everyday user but hes blessed us with twins. So I don't think its a deterrent in getting pregnant. On the other hand poor oral hygiene in both partners can lead in a harder time in getting pregnant.

chantelwithtwins |

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My husband and I were daily smokers 5+ years and conceived twins within the first month of ttc.

Lane242 |