Morning sickness is no joke for some women, but I’m not sure that getting stoned every day is the best way to deal with it.
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Sammy Warnes, 30, is 11 weeks pregnant and suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum – severe morning sickness characterised by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss and dehydration.
Her solution? Blazing it up daily despite doctors warning her that cannabis use during pregnancy can increase the risk of pregnancy complications, such as stillbirth, premature birth and low birth weight.
Sammy says she first tried smoking weed to relieve her morning sickness when pregnant with her daughter Arabella, who is now ‘fit and healthy’ and ‘doing fine at nursery’.
She says her morning sickness was so bad that she was considering having an abortion, but then her symptoms disappeared at 25 weeks after taking ‘one or two puffs’ of a joint.
Now I can do normal things like go to the shops, take [my daughter] to nursery and just be a mum. Beforehand I was just being sick or waiting around to be sick. I was just knackered.
People will say “Oh she just wants to be a druggie” but it’s not that at all. I don’t get high off it. It’s a couple of puffs with a minimum bit of baccy.’
She was previously prescribed Domperidone, but that wasn’t good enough as it only relieved her symptoms for 20 minutes at a time.
I’m not abusing it or trying to get blazed.
Some days I have good days and don’t need it. Other days I am throwing my guts up and need a couple of puffs.
I got some a few days later and as soon as I took it the symptoms just went away. It wasn’t just a case of me feeling sick the whole time. I couldn’t do anything at all.
It was to medicate my body, not to get stoned.
Well it doesn’t sound like the most ideal behaviour while pregnant, but according to Sammy she did the same thing with her first child and she came out fine so what’s the bother eh? Well we know what the bother is because the doctor made it pretty clear that she’s risking all sorts of complications for her newborn, but sounds like that’s a risk she’s willing to take so that she doesn’t have to feel like shit throughout her pregnancy.
What baffles me is why she went to the media with this story like that’s a good idea in the slightest. Especially since it invited this comment in the Sun’s comment section:
Yikes. Maybe we can figure out why she sold the story after all.
For the woman who sat her final exam at uni 30 minutes after giving birth, click HERE. What a warrior.
[h/t The Sun]