Pregnancy is one of the most remarkable experiences in a woman's life. Suddenly, we realise that it is not just about us anymore, but also about the little babies we carry under our hearts and therefore we try to eat healthier, take appropriate food supplements and maintain a better lifestyle in general. Unfortunately, pregnancy for some women is also accompanied by a number of unpleasant symptoms. And it is for these symptoms that CBD drops can be taken during pregnancy. And is it safe for you and the baby? Yes, it is! Even a number of studies say so.
Every woman experiences pregnancy differently. It is a wonderful time for some to enjoy their surroundings' care. For another woman, however, pregnancy can be literally hell, with unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, migraines, anxiety and even depression. Did you know that CBD hemp can help with this?
And do you know what the best part is? The fact that it is a natural dietary supplement, so it won't harm you or your baby. It has virtually no side effects.
So can expectant mothers use hemp?
But let's go back to the original question of whether hemp is safe for expectant mothers. Please, when it comes to hemp - we are always talking about hemp without psychoactive effects - especially CBD hemp. Studies have shown that CBD has a positive effect on many indications including, for example, depression, stress and anxiety disorders.
CBD does not (unlike THC) have psychoactive effects. This is why it has great therapeutic potential and why even children and pets can use it. Various unpleasant conditions and feelings during pregnancy can therefore be treated with CBD. Read more on the topic of CBD for children.
Or rather not to talk about it. Pregnancy is beautiful and exciting, but it's also a time when the mum-to-be is very vulnerable. Most people who oppose CBD use in pregnancy stand by the notion that it is very risky. On the other hand, those who have already tried it during pregnancy claim that CBD has helped them against pain, anxiety and depression. They also claim that they have always been reassured by the experience that taking CBD comes with fewer risks than most prescription drugs.
CBD is safe during pregnancy
Dr. Stuart Titus, a leading scientist and also president of Medical Marijuana, Inc. explains that the safety of CBD can only be determined by taking a closer look at the endocannabinoid system and how it responds to external cannabinoids. Titus states that most people, including pregnant women, are deficient in cannabinoids, a serious deficiency that could lead to early onset dementia, chronic fatigue and even fibromyalgia. Based on this logic, it is clear that a diet rich in cannabinoids would be beneficial for both the mother and the unborn child.
As for THC, studies show that the psychoactive nature of THC can interfere with the endocannabinoid system and, consequently, can lead to brain defects in unborn children because it interrupts the formation of neuronal networks. The use of THC during pregnancy is therefore definitely not recommended.
However, CBD works in a completely different way to THC, and this needs to be understood. Both CBD and THC work with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are activated by natural cannabinoids found in the body or external cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. THC activates these receptors by binding to them, while CBD works by stimulating the natural cannabinoids found in the body, leading them to activate the receptors. CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects because it does not bind to these receptors, unlike THC.
How can CBD be beneficial for expectant mothers?
A study conducted in 2010 showed that CBD has the ability to ease contractions. CBD has essentially the same effect as oxytocin antagonizing drugs such as Atosiban, which is used to reduce/stop premature contractions in pregnant mothers.
Clinical studies have shown that CBD significantly reduces nausea and vomiting, which are common symptoms in pregnant women.
CBD is also known for its anxiolytic and analgesic properties, which can help pregnant women combat anxiety and pain during pregnancy.
How can CBD be used during pregnancy?
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My own experience with CBD in pregnancy
My name is Lucie Garabášová and I am the author of this article and also a regular user of CBD hemp. I too have been through this beautiful period of my life and I was really looking forward to the arrival of my daughter into the world. The whole period evoked a range of mixed feelings in me - I experienced anxiety at first, migraines at times and was plagued by poor sleep. Around the third month of pregnancy, I self-prescribed CBD hemp tea, which I took every night before bed. The tea saved my sleep and helped me until my eighth-month :-). I also dripped a drop of CBD oil daily as a preventative measure.
8th month of pregnancy
I have to say that I had a pretty uneventful pregnancy, thankfully I didn't have any major unpleasant symptoms. Today my daughter is 2 years old and I used cannabis during pregnancy, throughout motherhood and from the age of six months I even administered it in small doses to our Elishka, because I wanted to support her immunity.
Our Elishka and CBD fan :-)))
By the way, did you know that cannabinoids are naturally occurring in breast milk? So if you are afraid of using CBD even during breastfeeding, don't worry! And is CBD safe for children? Well, we'll talk about that again in the following article :-).
Today our whole family uses hemp.
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