Pregnancy brings about a wide range of symptoms ranging from nausea to morning sickness and several others. And while CBD has been proven to help relieve these symptoms and make pregnancies easier for mothers, it is important to avoid CBD when pregnant.
Studies conducted to show how THC and other natural cannabinoids can inhibit the healthy development of embryos in mice, and how there is a risk of fetal brain development being hampered in humans. Although there isn’t sufficient evidence linking CBD to birth defects and pregnancy complications, the FDA strongly advises against the use of CBD, THC, and any other derivatives of marijuana and hemp during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to the fact that it has the potential to affect the mother’s system in general.
Some amount of CBD is also usually transferred to the baby during pregnancy and through breastfeeding, which could lead to adverse reactions and complications including premature birth, stillbirth, low birth weight, and several others. Finally, CBD products from unreputable sources are known to contain potentially dangerous contaminants including heavy metals and pesticides, which can affect both the mother and baby.
This makes it important to avoid CBD in general when pregnant or breastfeeding. If you’re already using CBD or cannot avoid using it during these periods, kindly consult with your doctor while taking the active ingredients of your preferred brand into consideration.