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Higher risk of cannabis users giving birth to smaller babies

Researchers looking at women who delivered their babies at a hospital in Los Angeles found that cannabis consumers were more likely to have ceasarean births, smaller children and offspring that required neonatal oxygen use.

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The investigators sought to characterize the association between antepartum marijuana exposure and maternal and neonatal outcomes.

The study considered charts for 2,792 deliveries, 5.4 per cent of which were from women who reported cannabis use, and was published online this week in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

The investigators discovered that after adjusting for confounders, “marijuana use remained associated with 4.1-fold risk of delivering a small

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