We currently have two questions out there:
Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)?
Both deal with:
- One parent taking a drug
- A question about how that drug will affect the pregnancy
The question about Zoloft was put on hold within a day, because it was off-topic. It was asking about a prescription drug (vs. recreational), and how it would affect the sperm's involvement with pregnancy.
The other question was about recreational marijuana, and how having smoked it would affect the pregnancy.
I don't understand how the marijuana question is still open. I don't begrudge those who partake, but I wonder if Parenting SE really wants to be the go-to place for such a question? (And the most upvoted answer is essentially: "Congrats, I did it too, so don't worry". It has no information actually pertaining the question.
I wonder if the type of drug asked in the question is affecting the judgment of whether or not this question is still open, and/or the quality of the answers.
If we replaced marijuana with: Alcohol, Zoloft, Lithium, Cocaine, etc., would it still be open? If so, what differentiate's one drug's effects being medical advice and another drug's effects not being medical advice?
Edit: Some more info, valid from when I posted this question:
The Zoloft question was only viewed 13 times in 18 hours before getting closed down. The marijuana question has been viewed over 1800 times in 2 days, and has received 4 VTCs at this moment.
Edit 2: Now the marijuana question closed as duplicate, which made me laugh. The original question was asked 6 months ago, and has been seen almost 5K times. 0 VTCs.