Hello to you reading this blog! today i want us to talk about the effects of psychedelics in a pregnant woman, please stay calm and read the article carefully.
We have heard and learn more about the drugs call psychedelics i hope so?
What come first in your mind when you listen to the name psychedelic or psilocybin?
- The perfect definition of this drugs is, a subclass of a broader class of drugs commonly referred to as hallucinogenic drugs. These drugs alter one’s conscious perception and thinking processes (cognition) in such a manner that the individual’s conscious experience of the world is altered in a way different than other drugs alter it.
Effects of LSD on Pregnancy
LSD accumulates in the placenta during pregnancy, and findings from studies with rodents have shown that the drug can significantly compromise fetal blood flow.4 In another study, LSD produced changes in isolated rat uterine smooth muscle that are similar to the effects of agents used to hasten childbirth.5 These results suggest that the use of LSD might increase the chance to have a miscarriage.
The use of LSD during pregnancy can also be related to pregnancy complications in less direct ways. Pregnant women who use LSD may have unhealthy and risky lifestyles that can pose a threat to the well-being of both the mother and her unborn child. For example, many people who use LSD may also use other drugs, such as alcohol or marijuana. There is substantial evidence that suggests prenatal exposure to marijuana increases the risk for preterm delivery and low birthweight,6 while alcohol consumption during pregnancy places the baby at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome, miscarriage, and stillbirth.7
Brief explanation about LSD?
Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, is a very potent hallucinogenic drug. Although many people associate LSD use with the psychedelic ’60s, this drug is still commonly used today. According to recent results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 1 in 10 individuals aged 12 or older reported using LSD during their lifetime.8
In addition to an altered state of mind that is characterized by hallucinations and delusions, some other common effects associated with LSD include increased blood pressure, rapid heart rate, dilated pupils, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite.9 Some of these side effects can be especially dangerous to a pregnant woman and may pose even greater risks to a developing baby.
If you are pregnant or considering getting pregnant and currently use LSD, please be aware that your substance abuse is dangerous not only for yourself but also your child. While experiencing the hallucinogenic effects of LSD you are more likely to make poor decisions or be in an accident that can cause harm to your baby. Previous research also shows a fetus exposed to LSD may be at an increased risk of developing certain birth defects.
We do not recommend pregnant women to use psychedelics in either therapeutic or recreational settings. There is not enough science or research in this area to make a claim that it is a safe practice. (And we recommend steering clear of anyone who tells you otherwise.)
Several mental health issues may have found a new and promising treatment in the form of potentially legal psychedelics. But should pregnant women abstain from using these wonder drugs?
Pregnancy is a state which involves both the woman and the fetus. Each shares the same bloodstream (through the placenta), and, therefore, involves close attention when intaking any substances. The fetus will absorb most of what a mother intakes, and, when it comes to drugs and medications, the rules are the same.
The concerns with pregnancy are, first and foremost, to prevent causing a potential miscarriage. Secondly, whichever substance — potentially legal psychedelics or not — enters the mother’s bloodstream can easily pass through the placenta to the fetus. This could potentially cause birth defects, developmental issues, addictions, or even neurological damage.
Psilocybin and Pregnancy
Also known as magic mushrooms, psilocybin is a well-known psychedelic that has recently been decriminalized in both Colorado and Oregon. This has also led to groundbreaking discoveries for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression and anxiety. Still, the question of whether a pregnant woman should take it or not is a real one. This involves women struggling with mental issues.
Studies on pregnant women using magic mushrooms have yet to be complete. When they do, it will identify whether the psychedelic increases the chance of birth defects or not. However, a single animal study did show no increased chance of physical birth defects.
There are also no published studies on the long-term effects of using psilocybin during pregnancy. It’s also unknown if it can increase the chance for pregnancy complications or affect a baby’s brain or development.
Even though there are no studies and therefore no evidence that suggests psilocybin can negatively affect pregnancy or the fetus, the psychological effects on the pregnant woman can impair her judgment and mental state. Since they affect each person differently, it’s hard to predict how it will affect their mental state, and therefore, present a potential risk to the pregnancy itself.
Esketamine (Spravato) and Pregnancy
The nasal form of ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic also classified as a hallucinogen, is an FDA-approved and regulated ketamine treatment done in most ketamine clinics. Even though the FDA has not assigned a pregnancy category to esketamine, the pharmaceutical provider Spravato suggests pregnant women should avoid the drug.
Therefore, other antidepressants, such as an SSRI or bupropion, are most suitable for depression during pregnancy. Medication changes should be made prior to pregnancy, and should be on a case-by-case basis. Still, a pregnant woman’s health provider will always be the best to assess the situation, and can provide further information about the safety of psychedelics.
Other Potentially Legal Psychedelics
The future of psychedelics looks bright, and decriminalization may occur in several U.S. states in the coming years. However, they still have yet to become legalized. For this reason, pregnant women should avoid any types of psychedelics.
In pregnancy, the health of both the mother and the fetus is the most important thing. When it comes to taking potentially legal psychedelics, we still need much more research to understand the safety for pregnant women.
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- Note’ This topic is very important for your health as a pregnant woman. we can explain everything on the net but trying to educate you might safe a life out there!