Did you know?
Cannabis in all forms, and no matter how it is used, may affect your baby’s brain development and may result in learning and behavioural issues that last throughout their life. Read More
Eﬀects on your baby
Some studies have shown that the use of cannabis during pregnancy and when breastfeeding may result in fetal growth and development issues. Read More
There are alternatives to using cannabis during pregnancy for treating morning sickness, anxiety, or pain. Please speak to your health care provider about your other options. Read More
With the new legalization of cannabis in Canada, being aware of the potentially harmful effects of cannabis on a healthy pregnancy and your baby’s development is important.
While research still doesn’t give us all the answers about the effects of cannabis or CBD on pregnancy and the baby’s development, for now, the only safe amount of cannabis to use while pregnant or breastfeeding is zero.
Why take the chance?
There is not enough clinical evidence to accurately determine the beneﬁts or risks of using cannabis while pregnant or when breastfeeding. Among other reasons, there aren’t standard levels of THC (the main, active ingredient) in cannabis.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women may be hesitant to report if they use and how often they use cannabis, and it is very difﬁcult to factor out the effects of also using tobacco while pregnant or when breastfeeding.
Until we have more definitive answers, not using cannabis or CBD during pregnancy or when breastfeeding is the safest option for you and your baby.