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Leemaqz, Shalem Y and Dekker, Gustaaf A and McCowan, Lesley ME and Kenny, Louise C and Myers, Jenny and Simpson, Nigel AB and Poston, Lucilla and Roberts, Claire T (2016) Maternal marijuana use has independent effects on risk for spontaneous preterm birth but not other common late pregnancy complications. Reproductive Toxicology , 62 , pp. 77-86.

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...

Highlights:
• Marijuana increases the risk of spontaneous preterm birth independent of cigarette smoking status and socio-economic status.
• Women who continue to use marijuana at 20 weeks’ gestation are five times more likely to deliver preterm than those who do not.
• The rate of early SPTB is higher amongst women who continue to use marijuana at 20 weeks’ gestation.


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