More expectant mothers than ever are smoking pot.
A new study published in the Journal of The American medical association found that in 20-17, seven-percent of future moms in the u-s admitted to using marijuana while expecting.
That’s more than double compared to 15-years earlier.
The pot usage is the highest in the first trimester, when a fetus is most vulnerable.
And a vast majority of those women used pot without a doctor’s recommendation.
There’s no clear-cut answer as to how pot affects a fetus.
But the CDC says marijuana could lead to developmental problems and low birth weight.