CBD and Pregnancy: Promising Benefits or Potential Risks?

The Controversy Surrounding CBD Use During Pregnancy

There is ongoing debate among healthcare professionals and researchers regarding the safety and efficacy of using CBD products during pregnancy. While some believe that CBD can offer potential benefits for expectant mothers, others argue that it may pose risks to both the mother and the developing fetus.

Potential Benefits of CBD During Pregnancy

Proponents of using CBD during pregnancy suggest that it may help alleviate common symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, and pain. Some studies have also shown that CBD could have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, which may be beneficial for both the mother and the baby.

Potential Risks of CBD During Pregnancy

On the other hand, critics of using CBD during pregnancy point to the lack of conclusive evidence regarding its safety for expectant mothers and their babies. There is also concern about the potential for CBD products to contain contaminants or impurities that could harm the developing fetus.

It is important for pregnant women to consult with their healthcare provider before using any CBD products to ensure the safety of both themselves and their baby.


While the use of CBD during pregnancy remains a controversial topic, more research is needed to determine its potential benefits and risks. In the meantime, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid using CBD products during pregnancy unless advised by a healthcare professional.

Learn more about ACOG’s stance on marijuana use during pregnancy.