It’s possible. According to several research, consuming marijuana on a regular basis is linked to reduced levels of reproductive hormones in both men and women.
Reduced sperm counts in men may be caused by lower testosterone levels. Lower levels of dehydroepiandrosterone may also impair women’s egg production.
THC (one of the active chemicals in marijuana) also enters the reproductive tract of women who use it, reducing sperm motility and so decreasing the chances of conception.
The fact that marijuana is not safe to consume during pregnancy is perhaps the biggest incentive to give up drugs now.
According to several research, smoking marijuana regularly during pregnancy increases your baby’s chance of early birth and low birth weight. Furthermore, because smoking weed (or tobacco) raises carbon monoxide levels in the bloodstream, the baby receives less oxygen, which may have an impact on his growth.
Other studies have found that children who were exposed to marijuana when in their mothers’ wombs have distinct brain activity and sleep habits as toddlers. They may develop depressed or have behavioural issues such as impulsivity and attention difficulties in the future. Prenatal marijuana consumption has also been linked to lower school test results in certain studies.
Furthermore, determining whether the pot you’re receiving is pure can be challenging. It could be contaminated with other medications or herbicides, putting your unborn child in even more danger. Even legal dispensaries are unregulated, despite the fact that some claim to have their products licenced or certified.
If you use marijuana, I recommend waiting a month or two after your last trip before trying to conceive, as it takes that long to clear your system of all traces of the substance.
Discuss your plans to become pregnant with your healthcare physician if you’re taking marijuana for medical purposes. She might be able to recommend a better option.
- How long after quitting smoking does female fertility improve?
In three months, the favourable effects of quitting smoking can be shown in women’s eggs. Because it takes 90 days to generate the egg that will be released during your cycle, the egg you will ovulate in three months is already being produced.
- Can smoking make you infertile permanently?
The good news is that smoking’s effects on eggs, sperm, and fertility can be reversed. Quitting smoking will raise the chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby, whether the male or female (or both) smokes. It makes no difference how long a man has smoked if he quits.
- Can you get pregnant if you smoke?
If you smoke, it will take you longer to become pregnant than if you don’t. Within a year, most couples who have regular, unprotected intercourse (every 2-3 days) will become pregnant. Smokers, on the other hand, have their chances of becoming pregnant lowered in half every month. Smoking cessation enhances the womb lining.
- Does smoking affect egg quality?
Toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cigarette smoke can harm the delicate egg. Damaged eggs can raise the risk of miscarriage if fertilised, but they can also increase the rate of egg loss.