Lots of people party, some too much. Even too much food can mess with your health. But, what if after you party, you find out your pregnant? Is the baby okay?

After conception, it takes the new life two weeks to actually implant into the uterus where it attaches and begins to get nourishment from the mother’s body to grow. So, if you partied hard during that time, the zygote (fertilized egg) is not affected.

However, *during pregnancy, women should not use tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, or prescription medications for nonmedical reasons. Avoiding these substances and getting regular prenatal care are important to having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Counseling and treatment are available if you have hard time quitting unhealthy substances on your own. Network Medical can refer you to local help.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women and those planning to get pregnant stop using medical marijuana. You and your ob-gyn or 1 other obstetric care provider can discuss other treatments that will be safer for your fetus. *

Pregnancies can withstand quite a bit and still remain healthy, especially if you stop once you learn you’re pregnant. If you’re concerned, talk to your doctor.

*1 https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/pregnancy/tobacco-alcohol-drugs-and-pregnancy