Pregnancy

Cannabis: The effects during pregnancy

It has now been a little over a year since the legalization of non-medical use cannabis. At a recent gathering of parents I was asked about cannabis use during pregnancy. They had heard that using cannabis for morning sickness helps, and was wondering if it may be harmful to their unborn baby. Until more is… Continue reading Cannabis: The effects during pregnancy

Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding · Parenting

Cannabis use while breastfeeding

Cannabis is now legal to use in Ontario for people 19 years and older (age may be different in other provinces across Canada). However just because it is legal does not mean it is safe to use while breastfeeding. Cannabis contains many ingredients, the main psychoactive component being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is safest to not… Continue reading Cannabis use while breastfeeding

Pregnancy

Health risks of cannabis use during pregnancy

The government of Canada legalized cannabis on Oct 17, 2018. Does this mean that it’s safe to use cannabis during pregnancy? Some people have reported that using cannabis during pregnancy helps to manage morning sickness. However, due to the potential risks to the pregnancy, unborn baby and mother, safer approaches should be discussed with a health… Continue reading Health risks of cannabis use during pregnancy

Parenting · Pregnancy

Is cannabis use safe when pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

New Canadian laws will be coming into effect in 2018 to legalize the use of cannabis. But just because cannabis is being legalized, does it mean it is safe to use in pregnancy or when planning a pregnancy? What is marijuana? Cannabis is a plant which contains over 700 chemicals.  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active… Continue reading Is cannabis use safe when pregnant or planning a pregnancy?