Weed & TTC

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ColoradoGirl:  oh, that’s a tough one. Have you talked to your DH about this already at all? That’s probably where I’d start – not really asking him to limit anything just yet, but maybe mentioning to him that you’ve read that smoking during TTC can reduce your chances, and asking him for his thoughts on it. It may be that he hasn’t thought about it at all, but when he does think about it, he might naturally decide to limit his use. I’d also make sure he knows that the sperm he ejaculates were formed something like 90 days ago, so it pays to maintain good health habits for awhile when TTC. (Sorry, I’m looking for a source for this info, and having trouble finding it.)

Edit: I’m finding conflicting info on the sperm lifecycle. Some sources say 70 days, others say less. But it’s definitely not like his testes make it and then shoot it out that very same day, or even that same week!

Post # 5
2387 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ColoradoGirl:  I would casually talk about the situation/how things work and let him come up with his own decision on it. If you’re only 2 months off BC he might feel concerned about having to “give up” things he enjoys doing so soon- he may have crazy healthy sperm and knock you up with a quickness, or it might take a year. DH also smokes and I’ve decided it’s up to him if he wants to quit or not while TTC for the first few months. After maybe 3-4+ if nothing’s happening it might be time to reconsider that…. 

Good luck & keep us updated! From another curious bee with a tokin’ hubby…. 

Post # 6
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ColoradoGirl:  I have brought this up to my DH as well because he likes to smoke weed from time to time. We are not currently TTCing but he said once we are in that boat he would stop


Post # 7
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It’s my understanding that it effects testosterone levels which effects swimmer production. I’d have a chat with him. I think you also need to chat about how he/you feel if you have a baby around and he’s still doing it. 

Post # 10
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ColoradoGirl:  I’m guessing you live in CO (based on your wedding location?) and since it’s now legal there I don’t see anything wrong with just asking your doctor their opinion!

Post # 11
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ColoradoGirl:  I’d say if its something that concerns you, its worth bringing the subject up.  There is no point in sweeping it under the rug just because you want to keep things relaxed.  

We are in a similar boat, TTC but for 8 cycles.  DH smokes (daily….ugh) and we have discussed his habits.  At first I didn’t ask him to cut back or quit but just mentioned that it is linked to poor swimmers.  Every month that goes by without a pregnancy we revisit this topic.  He has reduced the amount he smokes but it’s still ongoign.  (He suffers from clinical OCD & anxiety and pot helps)  Anyways, long story short we are looking to get him to drastically cut back and hopefully be smoke free soon. 

I suggest having this discussion soon than later with your DH.

Post # 13
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it would only cause issues if he’s a wake-n-bake stoner. even then, it should only prevent pregnancy if he has existing problems with his sperm. Trust me, there are an awful lot of stoners who have fathered children. 🙂 if your still having issues, bring it up with your doc. But most will say weed is bad mmkay blah blah. there haven’t been a ton of studies on it. 

Post # 15
19 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ColoradoGirl     My husband also smoked weed, but when we decided to try and conceive since it is a decision you both make he agreed to stop. He knows how much this means to me and he also wants a baby. So if your husband cares he will stop and respect your wishes. Weed will stay in your system for longer then a month so I would hope he would stop now so you can continue ttc sooner then later. It does have an effect on fertility for sure. My husband didnt quit drinking but he drinks very little while ttc, which we have been for the past 2 months.   Good luck hun and approach him in a loving and caring way and he shouldn’t see it like you are controlling him. Sending Baby dust your way !!!

Post # 16
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So my husband was/is a very, very casual weed smoker (maybe like 2-3x a year). I’m not really into it and preferred not to be around it while TTC, but didn’t really care what he did. It just so happens that he smoked two times in the month we conceived. So I would say that unless you really want him to stop for other reasons or health reasons in general, not to worry about it until you get to a potential point where you have been unsuccessful for several months. 

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