Let’s be Blunt: The lowdown on Pot and Fertility

Jan 31, 2017 | Fertility Care

Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in California some may see this as an opportunity to light up. It isn’t against the law, right? It should be good for your health since it’s legal, right? Marijuana is supposed to cure everything, right? Well, it’s all smoke and mirrors when it comes to fertility.

The truth about pot and fertility is that you should put the weed down for now.marijuana

I know, your friends smoke pot  and they had no trouble getting pregnant. I hear this all the time. I’m not picking on you or singling you out but the truth is that it may hurt your fertility and here’s how:

1. Men who smoke pot more than once a week may see a dramatic reduction of up to 29% in their sperm count compared to light smokers.

2. It could affect the viability and maturity of the egg.

3. Once the sperm and egg meet in the fallopian tube, embryo transport may be affected and the embryo may never end up landing in the uterus.

4. Once the embryo does land in the uterus, the ability of the embryo to implant ie stick and grow could also be compromised.

Go to this figure and read this study if you want to learn more. Once you are pregnant, leaders in the field of ObGyn strongly discourage women from smoking marijuana too.