Cannabis and Postpartum Depression

In this episode, we will be discussing a personal cannabis story. As the resident nurse here at the Kush Nurse, Sandra Guynes shares her personal journey of anxiety, depression, pain, and ultimately her journey to cannabis medicine.

A mother, retired navy wife, and entrepreneur, Sandra Guynes MSN, RN has been a nurse for 15 years. A long-time advocate, educator, and provider of holistic health to mothers and babies. Her range of practical-clinical experience ranges from public health nursing, maternity, and neonatal populations and to the case manager of chronically ill and high-risk mothers and infants. 

Sandra has taught across all levels of nursing in the traditional, online, and hybrid classroom settings at Hampton University, Fortis College and Carolinas College of Health Sciences. Sandra is an active member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Through the Kush Nurse and Soul Canna Life brands; Sandra provides classes on the Endocannabinoid System, Patient Navigation and advocates for patients in her community through 1:1 consultations or lifestyle centered workshops. Her focus is family-centered care and helping parents navigate medical cannabis; specifically women in the postpartum period and beyond. 

In this episode, we talk about postpartum depression and cannabis.

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Home.🗽Visiting family. Exploring my city with my little peach. Enjoying food, family and everything that this pandemic has made seem challenging.

Check in with your family. Teach them about cannabis as medicine. Sharing healthy, conscious ways to consume and the benefits of cannabis with my family has been the highlight of my trip.

Plant seeds without judgment and share with no expectations. You’ll be surprised who is listening and who is taking notes. 💚🌿
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Do you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep?

Sleep is essential for maintaining our mental and physical health, yet it eludes many adults. Insomnia , wakefulness and exhaustion is a very common problem, one that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day.

The first thing we address during consults is SLEEP! Even if that’s not the primary concern for the visit. Some cannabis strains can help with relaxation and even sedating effects which helps us to get a better night’s sleep.

Cannabis has analgesic properties that may provide some relief for those with chronic pain, while the anti-anxiety properties can soothe a stressed out mind and body.

Sleep is one of the biggest challenges among my clients. Methods of cannabis consumption also matter.

With oral/edible products:
To get to sleep take 1-2 hours before bedtime.

To stay asleep take right at bedtime.

Inhalation may help you get to sleep but the duration of inhaled cannabis is 2-4 hrs with such a short window of effect, inhalation may not support a full night’s sleep.

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Ready to jump into the hemp industry? Wondering how to enter this industry?

Join us for this informative professional development workshop with Bevon Findley brought to you by @cannanursescnoc

Findley is a U.S. Navy Veteran, Hemp Indoor Agriculture Instructor, author and founder of @cbd.how

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About Bevon Findley:

Bevon Findley, a Navy veteran is the founder of CBD.how, an educational website, and platform for the CBD (cannabidiol) community. He entered the industry in 2016 with a mission to understand the medicinal qualities of the Hemp plant.

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School starting and mamas are both relieved and anxious. I’ve seen an uptick in consults for anxiety and depression.

I’m so grateful to walk this journey with my patients. To see them thrive despite the craziness of the world. Cannabis may not cure someone but it surely can 1000% increase their quality of life. I see it each day. I live it each day as I choose cannabis as my own medicine.

If you need support set up a consult it’s never just about cannabis. It’s always about wanting a better, healthier and symptom free life. I’m here for it! 👏🏽
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Wearing my @cannanursescnoc hat today. Come chat with us about Cannabis Research with @dr.vidot always a great day when I get to connect with my canna sister. See you there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Wondering what it's like to undergo a research study in this space? Learn about the work being done and the future of research with our very special guest Speaker's Series guest: Denise C. Vidot, PhD on Sunday, August 15th at 3pm PST/5pm CST/6pm EST here on FB LIVE.
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