It’s safest not to use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding
Being aware of the potentially harmful effects of cannabis on pregnancy and a baby’s development is important. Research still hasn’t given us all the answers about the effects of THC or CBD on pregnancy and a baby’s development. For now, the safest choice is to avoid using cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequent cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with negative outcomes for your baby and increased risk of early labour.
Babies who were exposed to cannabis before birth may experience:
- problems understanding, learning, remembering
- hyperactivity, inattentiveness or impulsive behaviour
- increased risk of depression or anxiety
Early labour can result in lower birth weight, breathing difficulties, temperature irregularities, hospitalization and/or potential cognitive problems for the baby when compared to full-term infants.