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While chamomile tea, a soothing yoga flow, or lavender essence bath are sure to help mellow you out, there’s a new player that’s entered the relaxation game. CBD oil is already becoming one of the top products of 2020, and rightly so. It is a non-psychoactive component of either a marijuana or hemp plant. It’s been clinically proven to help moms manage anxiety and depression, deal with chronic pain, and handle the infamous “mommy-brain.” During pregnancy, CBD has also been shown to decrease nausea and vomiting. Due to a limited amount of research, it’s essential to check with your doctor and midwife to see if CBD is right for you. 

 

CBD oil can be taken in a multitude of ways. The oil can be applied topically, such as on your temples for migraines, or on sore muscles from carrying around kids all day. You can also use a CBD oil bath bomb to relax and combat the anxiety and pressures that come with motherhood. CBD oil can also be ingested by placing a capsule with a set dosage under your tongue. Chewy gummies are also available to get you CBD oil fix. Ingesting CBD oil is best if you’re looking for whole body relief, such as help dealing with sleep issues or high stress.

 

When using CBD, you can expect a range of responses depending on your intention. Most people note a reduction in stress, and an overall calmer demeanor. Some moms note that CBD allowed them to successfully pursue a homebirth as they were better able to manage their pain. CBD can also make sleep more productive, and allow you to wake up more refreshed. While the use of CBD is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, it can help give moms the boost they need to manage whatever life throws their way. If you’re interested in trying out CBD, we recommend you check out Thryve Organics, NuLeaf Naturals, or Holmes Organic for quality products. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider to determine which is right for your needs.

Sources:

https://www.civilized.life/articles/heres-how-new-mothers-are-using-cbd-to-combat-postpartum-baby-brain/https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/everything-pregnancy/cbd-oil-for-pregnancy-how-moms-are-using-it/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/parenting/cbd-oil-safe.html

Juliette is a published author and illustrator. She has contributed to numerous blogs and online magazines, writing on topics from love and relationships to wellness and motherhood. Juliette resides outside of Washington D.C. with her husband and son.