Smoking for me was never an addiction or something I just HAD to do. It started off as recreation when I was a teenager but later I came to realize it helped me keep a level head and to calm my mind through or after a busy day. Also sometimes to help me sleep.
Once I found out I was pregnant I immediately slowed down my consumption of weed and alcohol.
I limited myself to just a glass of red wine IF any and I stopped smoking everyday. When I did roll up it’d be the skinniest joints and I’d probably smoke only half.
Family & friends ..
I just knew people outside of my imediate circle would judge me if they saw me high. Even if it was only just a little bit. I kinda felt that my mom may have been side eyeing me too but she didn’t say anything lol.
So when I was home with her I’d be sure to hide it or smoke in my car🤷🏽♀️
How we came to a decision …
Nik and I had asked different family members and friends who smoke and have kids how was their experience during their pregnancies.
From their experiences plus what information we gathered we were able to come to our own decision on if I should still smoke. We live in a non legal state, only for medicinal users. So of course we want to be smart and do what’s safe.
The information I gathered from forums and my family and friends was to not tell my doctor to be on the safe side.
For my own mental stability at each doctors appointment every time they pricked me and drew blood or took samples of urine I asked what it was for and why it was needed.
Whenever Nik and I were apart, I still smoked somewhat regularly. Used topicals, vapes, and smoked joints. Since we’ve been together so long it’s hard to sleep when he’s not around so smoking weed would help me sleep.
When I was with Nik on the other hand it was a little weird, at first it would be him smoking alone but I’d be there.
So here I am you know doing good , having self control and what not. Then that smelly smell weed aroma be like “hey, you know you wanna hit this right “
Que rick James- Mary Jane 🎶
Lol and I’d be like “yeaaaa you right, Nik lemme see that real quick. “
He always asked was I sure or hesitated throughout my pregnancy but we both just knew she was gonna be ok.
It’s funny cause when I did took those few pulls Nideira would be moving around in my belly and it was the weirdest feeling ever.
The closest thing I can compare it to is having gas in your stomach
We always end our nights with a few joints. Before, during, and after the baby this has been our nightly routine since we’ve been together, —going on 8 years this year😬
“The couple that smokes together stays together “
-idk who said that but it’s been said to us many times
I smoked sooo much less during the pregnancy. I only took a few pulls of what I rolled. It was like I was buying an 8th every 2-3 weeks Vs a quarter or more every week. I was saving every penny.
I used CBD tincture, a few drops to help whenever I was having anxiety and depressive episodes about going to work. I would damn near be crying trying not to go work. Or thinking of ways to quit ALL THE TIME. It’s not that I hated my job I just was doing a lot and I was exhausted.
I also used topical CBD whenever I had headaches & when my joints were in pain which really helped my hips.
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During my pregnancy I was working as a part time massage therapist 3-4 days a week and body waxing the other 3 days. All while taking private clients for hair appointments on my off time.
Dealing with the public in such a way that I do is a constant exchange of energies from different people. I’m empathetic, so at the end of the day the weed is a detox for me of everyone’s energy.
Which left me to now get ready for my baby and go into full blown nesting mode on the late nights lol.
Ya girl was doing a lot to prepare for a baby so trying not to smoke would have messed with my sanity and I don’t think I could have enjoyed my pregnancy otherwise.
Everything I used this wonderful plant for helped me throughout my pregnancy. This should be talked about more and more acceptable for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
So yes I rolled that shit, lit that shit, and smoked it.
Thank God my pregnancy went perfectly fine.
She was the right size, right on time, and healthy. Took a shit on her way out but she was fine. Her latch was amazing and we’ve been kickin it ever since. She was such a good baby in the beginning and still is.
She’s meeting all of her developmental milestones. And trying to walk at 8 months 🤦🏾♀️
All you here is us telling her “nooooo” all day lol she’s getting into everything. She’s a normal happy ass baby. And I wouldn’t change anything I have done.
So now you know about me. Tell me a little bit about you?
What got you started smoking weed?
Why do you smoke now ?
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Stay Home & love always,