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Cannabis/Marijuana and Pregnancy

Using cannabis during pregnancy may be harmful for your pregnancy and your baby. It may increase your risk of preterm birth. It may change your child’s brain development, behaviour and mental health. There is very limited research on the effects of exposure to cannabis through breastmilk. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is safest to not use any cannabis in any form.

For more information: Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting.

If you have questions about using cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding, talk to your health care provider. You can also make a confidential call to:

Motherisk Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline 1-877-327-4636

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603

For more information on prenatal health, healthy pregnancies, and services in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact your health care provider or contact Health Connection by calling 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.

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