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Does marijuana use in father cause birthdefects or some

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i think my wife is pregnant and i have been using mariujana for a year now, I am just worried that my cannibis use would affect the babies health in any way.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Although marijuana use by the father can cause a decrease in sperm count and possible fertility problems, it does not cause birth defects as far as we know.

There is some research that suggests that the father's use of marijuana before, during pregnancy, and after birth may be associated with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Most likely that risk would be minimal as long as your baby after being born isn't exposed to marijuana smoke. Best regards.