Although edibles have become more widely used and can be advantageous for some when it comes to the management of anxiety, insomnia, poor appetite, pain, nausea, and more, because they contain THC and/or CBD, they should be avoided during pregnancy.
Research is a bit limited on the fetal effects of CBD specifically, but we do have evidence1 to show that cannabis in general may have negative implications for the health and development of babies.
If you are someone who took edibles for any of their potential benefits pre-pregnancy, chat with your healthcare provider to determine pregnancy-safe alternatives you can use instead.
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Lyndsay Hall, RD, BASc
Lyndsay Hall is a graduate of Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. She also completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).