CBD And Pregnancy: Is CBD Safe During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of life’s most joyous occasions. Parties are created to announce the gender and to present gifts to the awaiting mother and father. The excitement created from the arrival of the new child infects everybody it contacts.
But a pregnancy can also be one of life’s most fragile events. Pregnant women have to watch what they eat and what they drink — and often, they have to change many aspects of their lifestyle all the while experiencing a wide array of changes to their bodies.
During the nine-month span between conception and birth, women can experience new stresses and occasional bouts of nausea and painful headaches. For nine months women need to consider everything they put in their bodies to combat these side effects.
Instead of having to pack a basket full of medicine from a drug store, women may need to look no further than Glacier Organics to help curb these ailments. Though no long-term studies exist to set CBD apart from the competition, more and more women are finding that CBD has exactly what they need to make their pregnancy a more comfortable one.
CBD presents an array of therapeutic applications for pregnant women. In addition to the typical CBD applications of tinctures, CBD creams and CBD gummies, women can replace their wine with CBD mocktails or they can care for their sore muscles with a CBD salve, or a long soak in a tub infused with a CBD bath bomb. All of these CBD options give women anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsant options featuring antioxidant and antidepressant properties.
While there are yet to be any long-term studies on CBD’s potential side effects, it should be no surprise that women are looking toward CBD products for help. Many of these properties have been proven through research, which has shown that CBD can be therapeutic for managing anxiety and depression, chronic pain, and sleep disorders. Clinical evidence shows that CBD can also help suppress nausea and vomiting.
A Mother’s experience – CBD And Pregnancy
According to an article on Parents.com, there is evidence beyond what has been provided by research that CBD can be helpful for pregnant women. Maggie Frank, who is the National Educator for PlusCBD Oil, turned to a CBD spray when she started experiencing severe morning sickness during her pregnancy. Frank was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and estimated that he was getting sick 20-30 times a day. She was unable to nourish herself and her growing child and was severely dehydrated. Her condition continued to deteriorate until the fourth month of her pregnancy when her doctor recommended bed rest. The medication she was given gave her side effects.
That’s when she turned to CBD.
Franks started using a CBD spray and noticed her condition started to improve the very first day. After taking the cannabidiol derived spray, Frank said she could again move around, sleep and eat without feeling nauseous — and she believes it was all thanks to CBD.
“It was like someone flipped off the switch that was making me feel sick at all times,” she told the website.
Franks’ experience with CBD was echoed by another mother who spoke to Parents.com.
Jennifer Farris is a health coach and yoga instructor who experienced heightened anxiety during her pregnancy, which made it difficult for her to get to sleep at night. She also noticed increased joint pain caused by the changes to her body while pregnant.
Farris used CBD oils, such as a CBD tincture, CBD gummies and noticed a marked improvement in her condition. Both of these products were from a CBD company that sold TCH-free products that were third-party tested to ensure they were free of tetrahydrocannabinol. This is very similar to how Glacier Organics tests our products to ensure they are also THC free.
THC free is the way to be
This is a very important distinguishing factor pregnant women should make when they are looking for CBD products to help reduce pregnancy’s side effects. While the medical community has not made a unified recommendation that pregnant women should use CBD, it seems much of that hesitancy is CBD’s connection to marijuana.
Some medical organizations have recommended women steer away from CBD because of this connection and the fear that even small traces of THC could show up in these CBD products. According to researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, cannabis use during the early stages of pregnancy can cause malformations to a developing embryo.
At Glacier Organics, we strive to make sure that our broad spectrum CBD products are 100 percent free of THC with third party lab results for each product to prove it. However, if you are a pregnant woman, you should first consult your doctor before ingesting CBD products. Until more research is available, women should continue to follow the recommendation of their doctors.