The world already opened its doors to understanding CBD and how effective it is as a natural medication. FDA even approved the use of CBD to treat epileptic attacks.
Scientists continue to conduct various tests to educate us further. They even combine strains to see if there’s more to what we already know.
Yes, cannabidiol or CBD can help your well-being. But the question lies: is CBD safe for mothers? This article will let you understand how CBD could affect you and your child.
CBD and Pregnancy
Women are most sensitive when they are pregnant. That’s why some medical providers prescribe vitamins to protect themselves and their babies.
However, that is not always the case. Whatever it is that the mother takes may affect the baby positively or negatively. It means that there’s a possibility that the vitamins could help the unborn child… or not.
Generally speaking, CBD is safe for anyone’s health – including pregnant women. You can test yourself with small amounts to know how your body would react to it.
Consequently, you would still need a go signal from your physician. Did your OB-GYN prescribe prenatal medicine for you to take? If you have used CBD before pregnancy, how did your body react to it?
There are many questions you need to ask yourself and your physician. You have to know if your body could actually receive CBD well or not.
What Physicians Would Tell You
Some medical practitioners are hesitant to recommend CBD. Well, you have to expect that since research is still ongoing and inconclusive.
You also have to consider that an experiment would literally take a lifetime to detect any effects. Of course, you have to let the fetus develop, check his activities as he grows old, and take note of every illness or behavior.
Furthermore, it is the medical people’s concern that not all countries have laws on CBD use. In the United States alone, some states do not have mandates directly related to CBD.
Though the Farm Bill is now a federal law, some state governors are yet to approve any changes in their mandates. Even FDA has not released a recommended daily intake for CBD.
You should also avoid CBD combined with tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Other than feeling euphoric, this combination may pose threats to your child.
Effects of CBD to the Baby
Let’s try to understand what are the possible effects of CBD on your unborn child.
Studies are yet to be conclusive. However, it is notable that a fetus already has an active endocannabinoid system or ECS.
The ECS is a group of neurotransmitters found all over the body. These neurotransmitters trigger us to feel pain, happiness, and other sensations.
In an experiment, mouse embryos exposed to THC stopped developing. Another case showed that even anandamide, a natural cannabinoid found in our body, could stop the development of a mouse fetus.
But then again, this is a research done with mice. The effects may or may not be the same as humans.
You also take note that the compound used in the experiment is THC. Well, we can say that for now, scientists have a long way to go.
The Best Way to Take CBD
Of course, smoking is out of the question. If you smoke weed, you get CBD and the other cannabinoids that could intoxicate you and your baby. So, nope, no vaporizing for you.
You could choose other products such as CBD oil, capsules, or balms. Many women confirmed that using CBD oil lessens their nausea.
Some people tolerate taking CBD oil sublingually. If you are not that type of person, you may opt for CBD salves that you could massage through the infected area in the body.
However, you have to make sure of the source of your CBD. Check the label and note if the product has THC or not.
You may also read product reviews online. They would help you know if the product you want to buy is the real deal.
In general, CBD alone could provide many helpful benefits to our health. We just need to educate ourselves as to what we are getting ourselves into.
Yes, having the knowledge is the best weapon. Know what you buy; do your own research and read.
I strongly suggest that you get the opinion of a medical practitioner. This way, you would understand why CBD is good or bad for you and your baby.
Avoid products with THC because you would never know how it could affect your baby. It may also affect you differently; you surely would not like to have psychosis, would you?
Truly, researchers need to provide definitive conclusions on their studies. But at their current rate, we might need to wait for quite a while.
For now, what you could do is choose the best option for you and your baby – the more natural it is, the better.
Author’s Bio: Natalie is a cannabis enthusiast from Colorado. She does not claim to
be an expert but she keeps herself well informed about CBD.In her free time, you can find her playing with her retrievers or going out with family.