Mrs. Mwale said that most women were not allowed to practice modern family planning by their spouses and resorted to traditional methods such as taking of marijuana seeds while others were using concoctions to prevent pregnancies.
Mrs. Mwale said that 25% of the women accessed modern family planning adding the rest shunned the practices of family planning.
Giving a presentation on the importance of Family Planning, Senama Clinic Health Center staffer Marriet Mwale said that people are not in support of modern family planning methods which are a big challenge for the health institution.
This came to light yesterday during the Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) re-orientation workshop for Community Based Distributors (CBD) and Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs) which was organized by UNFPA in Mansa yesterday.
The health sector in Mansa says modern family planning methods have dropped in the area because people preferred practicing traditional methods of child spacing.
In some states, marijuana is legal for personal use that’s not for medical reasons.
If you breastfeed your baby and smoke marijuana, you may pass THC and other chemicals to your baby through the breast milk. Than can make your baby more likely to have problems with brain development. Marijuana also may affect the amount and quality of breast milk you make. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breastfeeding moms stay away from marijuana to help keep breast milk safe and healthy.
No amount of marijuana has been proven safe to use during pregnancy.
Can using marijuana during pregnancy cause problems for your baby?
Yes. When you use marijuana during pregnancy, THC and other chemicals can pass through the placenta to your baby. The placenta grows in your uterus (womb) and supplies your baby with food and oxygen through the umbilical cord. Chemicals from marijuana also may pass to your baby’s brain.
It’s not safe to use marijuana to treat morning sickness. Talk to your health care provider about treatments that are safer for your baby.
If you use marijuana, don’t breastfeed. You may pass chemicals from marijuana to your baby through breast milk.
Even if it’s legal where you live for either personal or medical use, no amount of marijuana is safe to use marijuana during pregnancy, even to treat morning sickness. There is also no safe way to use marijuana. If you’re thinking of using marijuana to help with morning sickness, talk to your provider about other treatments that are less harmful to your baby.