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Is It Safe To Use CBD While Pregnant?

Is It Safe To Use CBD While Pregnant?

CBD is being included into a wide range of health and wellness products, including face creams, oils, cookies, and daily pills. It's no surprise that pregnant women are attempting to harness its natural qualities, which include enhancing sleep, lowering inflammation, and controlling discomfort. Is it, however, safe to do so? 

GROWING PAINS

Aside from being a bundle of joy, having a baby brings with it a slew of health and beauty perks, including thicker hair, brighter skin, and (surprise!) a larger brain. Unfortunately, you won't need any help with these pregnancy positives. Constant cramps, aches, pains, exhaustion, restlessness, insomnia, headaches, and mood swings (to name a few) wreak havoc on your health. As a result, there are a plethora of resources available on the internet to help you deal with the issues that you face on a daily basis during each trimester. And, while prenatal yoga, breathing exercises, and a nutritious diet might help alleviate some of the discomfort, women will always seek a more effective, natural remedy. Then there's CBD.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive derivative of the cannabis plant that appears to check all the conditions, whether you've used it before pregnancy or only recently discovered it through study or a recommendation. This cannabinoid interacts differently with our bodies' endocannabinoid system, which has been scientifically demonstrated to aid in the regulation of a variety of cognitive and physiological processes such as mood, appetite, sleep, and pain. As a result, CBD oil appears to be tailor-made to help you cope with everything pregnancy throws at you, both mentally and physically.

WHAT EFFECT DOES CBD HAVE ON PREGNANCY?

A healthy lifestyle is essential during the life-changing, body-altering adventure of pregnancy. During these 9 months, anything a woman's body comes into contact with (injesting in some way) can have a significant impact on the kid growing inside her. It can be a minefield, especially for first-time parents-to-be, navigating the do's and don'ts of extra vitamins, rest, and a balanced diet, as well as the don'ts of raw fish, certain drugs, and alcohol. That's why, for a healthy birth, a safe, all-natural approach to pain management, anxiety, and other challenging moments throughout pregnancy is not only preferable, but necessary.

CBD is a perfectly natural, plant-based substance, however it must be filtered to remove tetrahydrocannabinol during the extraction process (THC). This is the euphoric ingredient that gives cannabis users their euphoria. And, despite being formally removed, trace amounts of this chemical constituent can still be found in the final product sold to customers.

While it is perfectly legal to sell CBD products containing 0.03 percent THC (due to the difficulty of completely removing it), these trace amounts, especially if built up over time, may have a negative impact on your pregnancy, outweighing the physiological and psychological benefits of CBD for yourself.

THC was found to impede the development of embryos in mice in a recent study , suggesting that it could be damaging to a human baby's development as well. THC is also classified as a developmental neurotoxic  by some researchers, meaning it could cause problems later in a child's life if he or she is exposed during the early stages of development.

The role our endocannabinoid system performs during pregnancy is a solid rationale for THC consumption resulting in this potentially dangerous side effect. It's important for the fetus' early development as well as supporting the child's growth during pregnancy, thanks to cell regulation and cannabinoid functions.

YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS BEST

Although CBD may be an all-natural solution to those pesky aches and pains that plague you during each trimester, there isn't enough study on the potential side effects of THC on your baby's development to provide you any scientific certainty or peace of mind. Although some CBD brands offer products that have been third-party lab tested and guaranteed to contain 0.0 percent THC, we always recommend speaking with your doctor before using any form of CBD oil or other CBD product during your pregnancy to ensure an effective but most importantly safe solution.

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