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Some pregnant women consider using CBD for symptoms like:

Why It’s Risky

It’s a bad idea to take CBD for any of these reasons, though. The FDA urges women not to use cannabis or any type of CBD product while pregnant or breastfeeding. It could be dangerous for you and your baby.

Approved Uses for CBD

In general, don’t take a new supplement without talking to your doctor first. They can let you know whether it’s likely to be safe and effective for you.

These risks go up for pregnant women who are heavy marijuana users, research shows.

Why It’s Risky to Use Marijuana While Pregnant

You might be tempted to use cannabis to ease morning sickness. But there’s little scientific evidence that it helps. Marijuana isn’t the answer for depression or anxiety while you’re pregnant, either. If you have any of those symptoms, ask your OB-GYN or regular doctor for safer treatments. Lifestyle and diet changes can help, too.

Sources

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Marijuana and Pregnancy,” “FAQs: Marijuana and Pregnancy.”