The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the literature and evidence that is available surrounding pre-pregnancy and prenatal use of marijuana and the effects it has on the developing fetus/infant. It was found that across most findings that further research needs to be done on the use of marijuana prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum. It has also been found that screening and counseling needs to be done and focused on prior to pregnancy and during pregnancy and postpartum. Healthcare professionals have the opportunity to establish a trusting relationship with their patients and to be able to effectively educate and counsel their patients regarding the use of marijuana prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum.
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Hurst, A. R., & Smylie, M. (2020). Marijuana Use in Pregnancy and the Effects on the Fetus/infant [Masterʼs thesis, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/313