What you Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

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Marijuana use during pregnancy can be harmful to a baby’s health. The chemicals in marijuana (in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) pass to a baby and can harm your baby’s development.

Although more research is needed to better understand how marijuana may affect a woman and her baby during pregnancy, it is recommended that pregnant women do not use marijuana. This site (and handout) offers information in a Q&A format that addresses the potential health effects of using marijuana during and after pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This site is also available in Spanish.

CDC Handout Marijuana and Pregnancy
Developed by: HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention