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PEHSU Factsheet on Marijuana and the Impact on the Pediatric Population (including Perinatal and Adolescent) - Guidance for Healthcare Providers (2018) > What are ways we can prevent mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy and post-delivery?

What are ways we can prevent mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy and post-delivery?

posted on Aug 1, 2019
Regular healthcare visits during pregnancy and postpartum provides great opportunities for OB/GYN physicians to discuss drug use. Focusing on the risks and potential harms to the fetus and newborn, emphasizing the impact on the future health, well-being, and cognitive development of the child. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists discourages physician prescribing of marijuana, use of marijuana during pregnancy and postpartum in breastfeeding mothers.