Is CBD good for pregnant mothers? The short answer is “it depends”. If you have any doubts whatsoever about whether CBD can be helpful for you or your baby, please read on.
While many people (even some medical professionals) still do not believe that it is, this may be because they are referring to the more recent scientific literature about its potential use for ailments such as epilepsy seizures. However, there is much anecdotal evidence from those who have used it in relation to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For instance, one woman who breastfeeds said: “I noticed an improvement in my overall appetite, more energy, clearer vision… After weaning the baby, I felt great… I couldn’t remember the last time I felt this good.” And another mother who was six months pregnant reported that using CBD before labor actually increased her labor length by almost nine months!
But what’s the science behind CBD and pregnancy? Or should we just stick with old fashioned herbal teas and oils? The truth is, no one knows. We simply don’t know enough about the health benefits of CBD to make a claim. However, there are a few things we do know.
First, CBD has very low toxicity in animals. In tests with laboratory animals, CBD has been tested with very poor results. One study did show a very slight increase in blood pressure in male rats, but the sample size was very small.
One study did report that CBD can reduce the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, but that conclusion was based on a case study and wasn’t backed by many other studies. One study did find a small reduction in the number of seizures a child develops while he or she is pregnant, but this was a case study only and has since been disproved by other research sources. Other studies have shown no effect at all.
So, what does this mean to pregnant mothers? That depends what you want to hear. If you want to believe that CBD is good for pregnant mothers, then you’re going to have to be willing to give up a lot of your beliefs about conventional medicine and go with a holistic approach to treating your child.
On the other hand, if you want to believe that conventional medicine is actually harming your child and/or yourself, then you are going to have to give up a lot of your beliefs as well. That said, you should certainly investigate alternative methods of treatment, such as acupuncture and homeopathic medicine. Do some basic research and educate yourself before making any decisions. And remember that there are no “cure-alls” in the world today. You will have to decide for yourself how best to proceed.