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Coronavirus and Pregnancy: 8 Reasons for hope during the pandemic Corona, Pregnancy
Facts About Fertility

FACTS is the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative, a group comprised of physicians, other health care professionals and educators working together to Teach the Science of natural or fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning.

Through the FACTS group, we strive to educate our colleagues and clients about scientifically sound, evidence based methods of family planning that are built on an understanding of our natural, reproductive physiology.  Based on this knowledge, we hope people will value their fertility and the way the body is designed to function.  It is more than simply an awareness ~ we want to nurture an appreciation for one’s biological ability to produce new life.

Fertility, Physicians, Pregnancy
Marijuana-Opioid Connection
Abortion, Pregnancy, Study, Marijuana, Opioid
Maternal Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Results

Rates of reported cannabis use in pregnancy increased from 1.3% to 7.5% over the study period with no appreciable change in slope after legalization in 2018. Infants of mothers reporting cannabis use in pregnancy were more likely to have major anomalies and a 5-minute Apgar score ≤ 7, require NICU admission, and had lower birth weight, head circumference, and birth length than infants of mothers not reporting cannabis use. These associations did not differ before and after legalisation.

Conclusions

Reported cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with early postnatal complications and reduced fetal growth, even after taking into account a range of confounding factors. Rates of reported cannabis use during pregnancy increased over the past five years in Nova Scotia with no apparent additional effect of legalisation.

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Prenatal Partner For Life

Support information & encouragement for carrying to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis and support for raising your child with special needs after birth. If you have come to this site because you or someone you know has received an adverse or negative prenatal diagnosis, you have come to the right place. We are parents who have gone through similar circumstances and we want to offer support. Most of the stories on this site are of families who have carried to term after receiving an adverse diagnosis. We are here to help you. You are not alone! 

Pregnancy, Special Needs, Support Group
What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

Marijuana use during pregnancy can be harmful to your baby’s health. The chemicals in marijuana (in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) pass through your system to your baby and can negatively affect your baby’s development.

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