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Is It Safe To Smoke Marijuana When Pregnant? Can It Hurt The Fetus/Baby?

December 09, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Bad Habits, Controversial, Health, My Views, Pregnancy

Do you think that it is safe to smoke marijuana while you are pregnant?  Can it hurt the infant or baby after birth? 

What do you think of this topic?  Do you think that there are long or short term affects to the fetus if you smoke marijuana when pregnant? Do you think that this is a critical time with the baby’s brain while in this developmental process.

There are ALOT of different views on this topic.  I was recently at a mom blog where she was discussing the pros and cons to smoking marijuana when pregnant and whether or not she felt that it was a safe practice.

I personally, am not a cigarette smoker, do not do drugs, and rarely drink.  I PERSONALLY find fault with anyone doing drugs while being pregnant.  This is my PERSONAL opinion.  I think that if it can slow down your brain function and your ability to be focused when you are not pregnant then I believe that in some way or another it can jeopardize the health of your fetus and in turn your infant.

I do believe that smoking marijuana is an addiction.  I believe that it is as addicting as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol.  I also believe that it is not safe for the baby

There is a TON of research that supports women smoking marijuana while being pregnant, with equal views, if not more, apposing the findings of such individuals or groups that agree with such beliefs.  A lot of people think that because you can grow marijuana or are in the possession of cannabis and that it is part of God’s green land that it makes it organically good for you, like the obvious dill, parsley and other known plants that you would grow in a herb garden.  But, as organic as it may be or as positive for your health as it may be, it is not allowing the brain to communicate well enough with the body to receive pain signals.  That is the reason it is often prescribed by a physician for the chronically ill.  It is not rare that someone going through cancer, or has been severely hurt with underlying pain or a medical conditions are smoking pot.  It helps to elevate the pressure.  It helps to maintain the pain by stunning the pain signals going to the brain.  For the moment it is making you feel relaxed.  But when using all the time it ups the anti, you need more of it, more often.  And in turn a normal person is categorized as a stoners.   But, whatever the positive aspects of marijuana is, it most definitely influences brain function.

So if this is what it is doing to a regular person then what can we expect it to be doing to a fetus.  A child growing in us?  If a fetus is receiving all of the nutrients through the mother’s diet and life through the mother’s umbilical cord, then wouldn’t the fetus be getting some of this marijuana as well?

You can go to online forums and find many mothers bragging about the benefits they received while pregnant smoking marijuana ei, better appetite, decreased nausea, less stress.

It is not healing you of anything, it is limiting brain communication with the body.

Whether your pregnancy is planned or not, it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter; motherhood does not begin at the birth, it begins as soon as we get pregnant.

What do you think of women smoking marijuana when pregnant?  Do you think that it affects the fetus?  Do you consider it do be a positive thing because of it being organic and in turn can reverse some of the negative side affects of pregnancy?  Do you know anyone that has smoked marijuana while pregnant?  Would you or have you ever done it?

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Is Chivalry Dead?

September 19, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Bad Habits, Discipline, Our Children

Is chivalry dead?  I have a bone to pick with people of the year 2011, I find that there are no manners anymore.  If you actually think about it,  I have observed that people rarely care about others anymore?

Aren’t we encouraging our children to be respectful people of our society?  I know that when I go anywhere it’s very rare that you get a thank you when you open the door for someone anymore.  It’s very rare that you get a wave if you stop for someone to cross the street.  It’s very rare that you get someone to ask if you need help when your arms are full, or someone to go out of their way to hold the door open when a senior needs help.  Why is this so rare?  Weren’t we all brought up with manners and character? 

I remember being scolded if I didn’t treat someone with respect.  I know as a young person we were instilled to treat adults with respect.  Well there isn’t any respect anymore.  People are too busy to give a crap about others.   Do you think that this is what is wrong with our every so growing population, that we are just too busy?  I am not even putting young people in this category, older people are of equal blame. 

It shocks me that I am trying to teach my daughter such manageable, and expected standards of life, and yet people walk around belching and swearing like it is a new way to breath.  It’s hard to make excuses for such a disgusting habitat that we are living in.

What’s your take?  Do you believe that we are too busy?  Do you believe that we are missing something at home?  All I know, is that next time you go out, be conscious of who is or isn’t saying please and thank you.  Are you part of the problem?

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What Is The Fascination With Public Toilets?

September 11, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Annoying Traits, Bad Habits, My Daughter, Pet Peeves, Simple Humour

What Is The Fascination With Public Toilets?  I find myself giggling while writing this post because it is such an every-other-day occurrence.  My daughter LOVES and I can’t even stress that enough…..loves public toilets. 

We aren’t in a store very long before she starts to do the pee dance.  She longs to go into public washrooms.  I’m not quite sure what her fascination is with them but she just can’t help herself.

Personally, I think that it is massively annoying, especially considering that I have the baby now.  Before, it was mildly amusing simular to the article I wrote about , when my husband chews gum, and sneezes three times.  It’s strangely funny like that.

My daughter loves going to public toilets, if you want to see a child’s eyes light up, then you should know that she also loves port-a-potties.  Now mind you, I know you are reading this and you are probably saying to yourself, “do they really let her go to all these washrooms….all the time?”  Well, we don’t but the point is, when she even catches a glimpse of them, it’s like her radar goes into overload and she’s acts like a dog at a fire hydrant.

Anyways, as funny as it is, it’s still annoying.  *smirk*  Do you or someone you know have a fascination with public bathrooms?  Most people don’t want to go into them, but you haven’t met my daughter!! 

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