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What are the maternal and child health impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy?

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prenatal cannabis use, maternal health, fetal health, pregnant women, chestfeeding, cannabis

Abstract (summary)

With the increasing use of cannabis since its legalization in Canada in 2018, this poster highlights the maternal and child health effects of cannabis consumption during pregnancy. Numerous scientific databases were used to collect information on potential neonatal and childhood developmental outcomes and consequences of cannabis use when chestfeeding. Risk factors and motivations for cannabis use in pregnancy, as well as possible antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum effects on the pregnant individual are also discussed. Based on the literature, recommendations are made regarding prenatal cannabis use.

Publication Information



Presented on April 19, 2024 at Student Research Day held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Student Presentation



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