As more research comes out surrounding the safety profile of cannabidiol (CBD), some women wonder whether or not it is safe to use CBD products while pregnant. CBD could provide relief for some of the negative side effects of a pregnancy like pain, inflammation, nausea, and mood disorders. Women should understand all risks to the development of a fetus before deciding whether to use the cannabinoid because the endocannabinoid system plays a large role in the development of a fetus, like creating neurons and constructing brain pathways. Specifically, women should be wary of THC, which is a psychoactive cannabinoid that can interfere with these process. CBD use and access is increasing everyday, and although there is no evidence to suggest CBD can harm the development of a baby, its use among pregnant women remains confidential. Cannabidiol could provide natural relief from unwanted side effects during pregnancy, but women should exercise caution before jumping into a regimen as more research is left to be desired.
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