Can you Take CBD When Pregnant?
Before we get into this, we’ll start with the most important thing. If you want to know if you can, or should take CBD while pregnant, talk to your doctor. Bodies are different from person to person, and there is no simple yes or no answer.
We will get into the ins and outs, and the research that has been done, and what assumptions can be made. But nothing is known for sure, so before you take any product when pregnant, consult a medical professional and get advice.
Now that vital disclaimer is out of the way, let’s get into the issue, and have a look at what we know about CBD and pregnancy.
CBD When Pregnant
There has been limited research carried out into the effects on CBD on a foetus, but there is anecdotal evidence.
What we know for sure is that a number of women have reported using CBD during pregnancy, with the aim of combating and reducing nausea.
What is also known, from a scientific standpoint, is that a growing foetus has an endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system helps control many functions of the body and brain, including memory and pain relief. It is this system that CBD, a phytocannabinoid, works with, and it is thought to be able to settle imbalances in the system.
We can, therefore, not state that taking CBD when pregnant will have no effect on a foetus. This is one of the reasons we say it is important to consult your doctor.
Anything that a pregnant woman comes into contact with has the ability to affect her foetus in some way.
For this reason, our advice is to not take CBD while pregnant unless given the green light to do so by your doctor.
It may well be the case that, in time, sufficient research is carried out to ensure that CBD is safe, or even helpful for pregnant women. But until that time, our advice is to err on the side of caution, and never take CBD while pregnant without consulting your doctor first.
THC and Pregnancy…
One thing we can be sure about is that taking THC when pregnant is not advisable.
While there is no evidence to suggest THC can have a positive effect on pregnant women, there is certainly evidence to the contrary.
For more, check out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines.
Can CBD Help Fertility?
Now that’s out the way, let’s tackle a supplementary question. Can taking CBD increase your chances of getting pregnant?
Infertility affects many men and women around the world, and there are a number of alternative remedies gaining popularity that people claim to have positive results, CBD is becoming one of the most common.
But is there actually any evidence to suggest CBD can help you get pregnant?
Here’s what we know. The aforementioned endocannabinoid system plays a part in female fertility, so anything that affects the endocannabinoid system, certainly could have an effect, positive or negative, on a woman’s ability to conceive.
While scientific research has shown that CBD can have a positive impact in some ways, such as stroke prevention, by working with the endocannabinoid system, there is limited research at this point to suggest that a positive impact on the ability to conceive is caused by CBD use.
We will hold our hands up here; we openly admit that much of what is written above is a long-winded way of saying “we don’t really know”.
While research on this subject is very interesting (we’ve found it utterly intriguing while looking into it for this article) it is very much in its early stages.
As with so many things involving CBD, there is anecdotal evidence that is compelling, and there is scientific research being carried out. But we are early on in the process, and at this point we are limited in what we know, and due to UK law, even more limited in what we can say.
What we can say, safely, is that a Google search will uncover detailed and enthralling anecdotal and scientific information that can both prove and disprove the majority of claims about CBD.
What it basically comes down to is this. Everyone’s body is different, and if you feel that CBD has had a positive influence on your ability to conceive, then we are not going to argue with you. That doesn’t mean it will work for everybody, but we are also not in the habit of denying the existence of the possibility.
What’s your opinion on CBD when pregnant, or CBD’s impact on fertility? Why not share with us in the comments below.
Disclaimer (CBD pregnant):
The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products.
Any information we give in these articles is taken from scientific research, but should not be considered as a statement of fact. Links and information included in these articles do not reflect the opinion of Plant & Hemp. Any link to scientific studies is for information only, and not intended as a proof of any specific fact, or to validate any specific opinion.
We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.
CBD products should not be used as a replacement for any prescribed medication.