Cannabis use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Since the legalization of Cannabis (Marijuana), the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada continues to urge pregnant and breastfeeding clients against the use of Cannabis.
Research suggests that 70% of pregnant and non-pregnant clients believe there is a slight-to-no risk of harm from using Cannabis once or twice a week during pregnancy; however, the active component of Cannabis, THC, crosses the placenta to the baby, and can also cross over into breast milk.
There are potential adverse effects associated with Cannabis use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. These short videos discuss the risks of using Cannabis during pregnancy. You can find more detailed information at pregnancyinfo.ca