The Complicated Answer to Using CBD Oil While Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my son, I got extremely lucky in that I managed to escape the clutches of morning sickness and nausea. For most of my friends, this wasn’t the case. Even the regal Kate Middleton suffers from debilitating nausea with each of her pregnancies. That, combined with other pains and anxieties associated with growing a human inside of you, makes it easy to see why a woman would be interested in taking any medicine that could ameliorate negative symptoms.
CBD (short for cannabinoid) oil is, therefore, a curious option. Containing trace amounts of THC, roughly under .3 percent, women (in theory) could experience the medical benefits without the psychoactive high that comes from higher amounts of THC. Things like helping with anxiety, depression, and morning sickness can all be managed within recommended doses of CBD oil.
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However, because of CBD oil’s recent rise to prominence and the lingering stigma attached to marijuana in general, there are virtually no scientific studies to confirm whether or not it’s safe to take while pregnant. This is, of course, difficult to conduct a study for, since most women are unwilling to risk any damaging affects, no matter how small.
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While CBD oil may be legal in your state, it’s still recommended to speak with a doctor before beginning any medication, especially one that doesn’t have enough scientific studies to support its usage. Interestingly, POPSUGAR was unable find a doctor who was willing to comment on CBD oil for pregnant women, which in itself is telling. If your doctor doesn’t recommend CBD oil, through conversation and research, you should be able to come up with a solution for an alternative approach to managing symptoms. #baby #babyproducts