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A study from Adelaide University has found smoking marijuana around the time of pregnancy more than doubles the chance of a premature birth.

Researchers have released the results of a study into risk factors that affect a woman's likelihood of going into early labour - including smoking marijuana before conception.

It is widely known that smoking cannabis during pregnancy increases the risk of giving birth before 37 weeks, but Professor Claire Roberts from Adelaide University's Robinson Institute says this study is the first to recognise that smoking the drug before conception also has an effect.

"If you think about it, a pregnancy starts with an egg meeting a sperm and the quality or the health of your eggs is going to depend a lot on what you did prior to conception," she said.
Audio: Premature birth risk factors identified (PM)

"Certainly other work that we're doing and tha

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Added: Jul-18-2012 Occurred On: Jul-18-2012
By: kelly110
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Tags: cannabis, birth, risk, women, weed, dope,
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (load item map)
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  • Really smoking while pregnant is bad? I didn't know. "Sarcasm"

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  • There are much greater documented birth defects in children born to a woman who has ingested alcohol during her term.... I mean, if it's out of concern for the health of a newborn, why not focus on what truly is dangerous instead of just constantly spamming anti marijuana bs.

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  • lovely freckels....fapping now

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  • Kelly110 the bitch with a grudge.

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  • Fuck your "research" and "studies", people been smoking weed long before any "scientists" had any concept of forwarding personal agendas without any problems. Pay enough money and you can get a "professional" to say anything you want

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  • YOU GOT THE REEEFER MADNESS!!! eeek!

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  • Sister is a pothead, 3 kids, all came out fat and healthy. Kelly, Why do you hate pot so much?

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  • Why this agenda against marijuana when there are so many dangerous things to campaign for?

    When you are on the extreme end of things people tend to not take you too seriously.

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  • awesome. so basically pot just speeds up the pregnancy! score!

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  • It makes sense that smkoing weed during pregnancy would affect the development of the child. But it makes less sense that smoking weed in the months prior to conception would affect the quality of the eggs, because they eggs are already developed before the woman is born. If there was any effect on the eggs, it should be if the woman has smoked weed AT ALL in her lifetime, because it must be that the eggs can be attacked while fully developed and thus damaged.

    It makes more sense that men shou More..

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  • Shut the fuck up, you're killing my buzz. And I'm guy.

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    • @Ithinkthat1
      LOL
      ..and you'd vote to LEGALIZE WEED if ya could get out of jail for that petty theft charge
      stealing 40's cuz the cotton mouth buzz gotcha by the throat

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    • @Airedale I used to enjoy weed. It's so strong now that it makes me paranoid. I can only smoke it if I'm drunk. Back in the day though, I'd wake and bake for sure. I still think it should be legalized and cooked into brownies.

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  • no shit shirlock...whos paying these twats to waste time on this "research"?

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  • Lmao those of you born post woodstock better go tell the doctor your mom smoked a little pot.

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  • What the fuck is Marijuana? Is this Mexico?

    Don't fuck yourself up when pregnant. Pretty simple eh. Alcohol is even worse.

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  • I'll be sure to check the time on my way out!

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  • Yeah she is back. The b!tch from France.

    drinking during pregnancy - Not good
    Fast food during pregnancy - Not good
    Making fun during pregnancy - Not good
    Jump of building during pregnancy - Not good
    crossing the street without looking left or right during pregnancy - Not good
    getting pregnant during pregnancy - Not good

    So kelly 110 life is a bitch

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  • GUess what? So does Alcohol....looks the govt or other vested interests are pushing this BS to keep the war on dugs going further....

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  • Marijuana, abortion, etc . are issues that don;t need to be wasted in these primaries and politics. Legalize marijuana and ban abortion in late terms, only in dire circumstances should it be allowed. Otherwise , it freedom of choice. FUK the conseratives and stop shoving govt down my throat and up my ass. RON PAUL 2012

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  • Is that why they say I was born yesterday?

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