Getting pregnant was the last thing I ever planned on.
- But when it happened, I knew what I needed to do.
Not for political or religious reasons, because I feel my body makes it my choice. But I knew right away I wanted to have this baby, and give her a good life. That very day I dumped out all my liquor, and threw away my cigarettes and my weed. Although I was hardly a “party animal” I had a lot of bad habits that needed to be curtailed. Surprisingly enough, the loss of cannabis hit me the hardest. I started a countdown calendar to mark the days until I could start using cannabis again! I know there are many smokeless forms of cannabis, but this was about a lot more than secondhand smoke. Everything a woman eats or drinks while pregnant can and will impact the health of the fetus, so even using cannabis edibles could have ramifications. After the baby is born, and my body is mine again, then I will start using smokeless forms of cannabis. At that point secondhand cannabis smoke would be the main problem for the baby, so as long as I don’t generate smoke I can resume getting high. There is always a chance that when I finally hold my new baby in my arms I will get naturally “high” off the endorphins, and not even want to use cannabis again. I don’t see that happening to me, just because I love cannabis so much, but I suppose that stranger things have happened!