There is no safe amount or way to use cannabis while pregnant. Using cannabis while pregnant can be harmful to your baby before and after birth. Cannabis can pass through the placenta to your growing baby. It can also pass from breastmilk to your baby during breastfeeding.
Cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause:
If you’re thinking about using cannabis to treat your nausea or morning sickness, talk to your healthcare provider. There are safer ways to treat nausea during pregnancy.
If you use cannabis while breastfeeding, it may:
There is no known safe amount of cannabis to use while breastfeeding. It's safer not to use cannabis when you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
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effects of cannabis.
Current as of: July 25, 2023
Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
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