The history of the therapeutic use of cannabis is so long and complex, that it’s no wonder that it has been used by pregnant women and women in labor for centuries. In fact, the oldest documented cases of such cannabis use dates back to Mesopotamia BC. However, what does modern science have to say about its safety. Interestingly enough, there are very few studies on the effect of CBD on pregnant women. Although studies exist, so far, they have been inconclusive.
There is also a lack of conclusive data to determine the effects of CBD hemp oil on a developing fetus. However, it is known that a growing fetus does have an endocannabinoid system, even when the fetus is only composed of two cells. The endocannabinoid system is composed of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. Although the limited research does exist, your provider will be better able to determine whether or not you should use CBD oil during pregnancy.
So, if you have any questions about using substances like hemp-derived CBD or medication while you are pregnant, please consult your physician before trying anything new.