CBD and Modern Motherhood
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Motherhood is a time that’s full of excitement and curiosity. Whether you’re expecting, a new mom, or have been at this for a while, you’re probably cautious about the products and supplements that you use or give to your children. At Onyx + Rose, we know that it really does take a village when it comes to raising a family. That’s also how we approach the topic of the role CBD can play for women at any stage of motherhood. Our goal is always to guide our customers by sharing the information and research that’s available, and to encourage women to make informed decisions that make the most sense for them + their families.
The Research We Need
The truth of the matter is that there isn’t a wealth of research surrounding CBD and pregnancy or breastfeeding. Historically, most of the relevant research on pregnancy and breastfeeding has focused on marijuana and THC. This puts scientists in a position where they have to make inferences about CBD from studies where it was not the main focus. While hemp has been used for centuries, scientific discoveries such as the endocannabinoid system are as recent as 20 years ago. We remain hopeful that this kind of specific, CBD focused research will gain traction as more and more people are looking to cannabinoids for their potential to improve any wellness ritual.
CBD + Breastfeeding
One of our most frequently asked questions on Instagram is whether or not it’s considered “safe” to take CBD while breastfeeding. Ultimately, this is a decision for you and your doctor to make, but there’s more information behind this choice than a simple “yes” or “no.” Like the answer to almost every question regarding CBD, the answer starts with understanding more about the human body and its endocannabinoid system. You can read more about everything we know when it comes to CBD and breastfeeding here.
What to Expect when Taking CBD While Expecting
For our readers who are expecting, congrats! While this is a super exciting time in your life, we know it can be stressful, too. Even more than before, it feels like everything you put in your body is a super big deal. So, if you’re a fan of CBD products, we’re sure you have questions about how and if you should adjust your CBD intake. For those of you who are curious about whether or not CBD is safe to take during pregnancy, we previously had our friend and advisor, Dr. Peter Swanz, ND, answer the most common questions we get when it comes to CBD + pregnancy. Check out the full blog and his answers here.
Your Ritual, Your Way
For a lot of us who are juggling taking care of ourselves, nurturing our families, and focusing on our careers, it’s important to remind ourselves that it’s okay to be a little less than perfect. It’s okay to acknowledge that we don’t always know the answer to everything but to always try our best and learn as much as we can in the process. When life is hectic, see how CBD can help and fit into your wellness ritual. Talk things through with your doctor, weigh your unique pros and cons, and do what feels right for you. Through trial and error, your intuition, and a little patience you have everything you need to guide your decision making in so many aspects of life—and your wellness ritual is one of them. Trust yourself, you got this.