Any woman who has gone through childbirth will attest to the whirlwind of symptoms and emotions that are often experienced as new mothers. From the pain of giving birth and the anxiety and concern over the wellbeing of the new baby, to the potential ‘baby blues’ and full blown post-partum depression that many new mothers often experience, motherhood certainly can come with an array of side effects in addition to the euphoria of cradling a new child.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects. CBD works with your body’s naturally occurring Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Your ECS is responsible for a variety of functions and overall body homeostasis (balance).
As a natural antioxidant, CBD encourages healing and protects the skin from further damage. During pregnancy rubbing CBD cream or salve on your stomach may help prevent stretch marks. If you have existing stretch marks, CBD has been shown to reduce their appearance when applied every day.
New moms tend to get anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted at times. Your ECS has receptors in your neuronal tissues including the hippocampus and amygdala. These areas are important in emotional health and mood regulation.
Keeping your ECS flush with cannabinoids may help regulate mood swings. CBD tends to have a calming effect and has shown to help reduce anxiety and stress. Rubbing CBD cream on your temples and the center of your chest may help with headaches, migraines, and anxiety.
As many as 50 to 75 percent of new mothers experience the ‘baby blues’ after delivery. Up to 15 percent of those women will develop a more severe and longer-lasting depression called postpartum depression. Many women are turning to CBD for relief as an alternative to other medications.
Antidepressants can have negative side effects as well as unwanted hormones in your breast milk. CBD has no side effects; no hormones and your body naturally produces its own cannabinoids. In fact, these internal cannabinoids are naturally found in breast milk.
Vaginal soreness and afterpains like period cramping often occur after going through the trauma of giving birth. Studies are finding CBD to have a pain suppressing effect.
CBD creams can be applied to your abdomen and lower back areas for calming relief.Our AHS 1500mg Custom Cream or Miller Healer 1000mg Salve Stick can be applied topically to your back and abdomen for stretch marks and pain relief.
A 600mg CBD Tincture oil can be taken sublingually along with a Miller Healer 200mg CBD infused gummy to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.