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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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Pregnancy Tips & Advice ~ A Pregnant Woman Should Know Before Expecting Your First Baby

November 27, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings, My Daughter, My Son, New Beginnings, Pregnancy

I can’t say that I am as season as some, but I do have two children of different sex’s and I would like to go over tips and advice a pregnant woman should know before having their first baby.

  • There’s going to be a crazy amount of horror stories that you will hear from other mothers.  DON’T think that it will happen to you.  Every woman is different.  Every experience is different.  Don’t let one mother’s story get into your head and determine what your birthing story will be.
  • Being emotional is COMPLETELY normal.  It’s mostly in the third trimester, that you are a walking crazy lady, but it’s normal just the same.
  • Not every women enjoys being pregnant!  We do not ALL glow.  I personally hated every minute of being pregnant with my daughter.  I felt like death crap ALL the time.  With my son, I enjoyed everything about it!   Our bodies are their own mind.  You will just have to go with it!!
  • Pickles are not everybody’s thing!  It’s funny, as soon as someone hears that you are pregnant, they automatically think that you want a jar of dill pickles with ice cream.  Give me a break we don’t all have cravings and we don’t all crave the same thing!! 
  • Some woman have the perfect basketball bellies, some do not…that’s all I will say about that.
  • Just because there are two of you now…doesn’t not mean you can eat for two….their is only you trying to loose the weight.  Be healthy.
  • Reading all the books out there does not make you a perfect mother.  It’s all about trial and error.  We all make mistakes.  All of our children have fallen off of a bed or two.
  • Don’t stress over every feeling that you body gives you.  Enjoy what you can, and if you can’t then don’t over analyze, take a nap and then revisit the situation.
  • You will have to pee all the time!  It will take more time to pull down your pants, dribble and wipe yourself then what will actually come out of you!  This will get very annoying, but not as annoying as still ”dribbling” yourself after you have the baby
  • Enjoy taking bath or shower.  It won’t happen very often when you have your new baby.
  • It’s over rated to get brand new things for the baby, example, crib, highchair, exersaucer…….they grow out if it in a heart beat.  If you can get the same things for second hand, you are smok’in with gas.

Being pregnant can be one of the most wonderful experiences.  Go with it, enjoy all the firsts, enjoy people rubbing your belly and guessing what you are going to have.  Basque in the glory that you are creating an amazing member to our society and your family. 

These are just a few thoughts do you have any advice for an expecting mom?  Did you experience any of the listed above?  What would you add to your own personal list?

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Life Is Like A Game Of Monopoly

November 16, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings


 

At this time every year, I find that my husband and I are struggling financially.  It’s always a tough go.  We are trying to make ends meet and it is hard, it’s really hard.  We are like the majority or the world, living pay to pay and sometimes I feel like hand to mouth.  Everything is going up in price; food, gas, everything.  I find that sometimes the world is taking a hold of my neck to see how much I can take.  I know that my husband feels the pressure as well.  We try really hard not to let the feelings of stress subside to our children.  It’s the last thing that a young person should feel, is adult stresses.

I had heard a great example on a radio talk show and he was comparing the everyday financial stresses that people are facing to a monopoly game.  And it’s true.  Each property symbolizes a necessity, BUT once you run out of money then your game is over.  You can’t borrow money, you can’t share your properties, and only the rich can afford to put hotels and houses on the properties.  It truly does seem like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

It’s hard to be real about this topic.  It is an uncomfortable situation that everyone kind of buries.  You don’t want to tell anyone that you are broke because you don’t want to be judged and yet people don’t want to hear it because alot of the time they don’t want to or can’t help.  Circular stress.  Money make the world go round.

Are you and your family financially comfortable or do you find that everyday is a struggle as well lately?  Do you find that with the cost of EVERYTHING going up that you find yourself cutting back?

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