Rihanna talked to Vogue about coping with anxiety during pregnancy without the ability to light up a joint.
Nobody does pregnancy like Rihanna.
In a new Vogue interview, the freshly crowned queen of maternity style, who is expecting her first baby with rapper A$AP Rocky, opens up about her life as a soon-to-be mom. The pop diva is happy to be in her third trimester, even though she craves tangerines sprinkled with salt and has a few mild episodes of morning sickness.
Still, the 34-year-old is candid about one big challenge: saying goodbye to marijuana.
“I was bracing myself for something insane because I knew I wouldn’t have my usual coping mechanism: I can’t just go and smoke a joint right now,” she told the magazine of riding out hormonal mood swings without her usual crutch.
Indeed, while some cannabis products are being marketed as morning sickness cures and more pregnant women are using the drug—aa study by Kaiser Health Insurance in California found that the number of pregnant moms in the state using cannabis doubled between 2009 and 2016—experts say Rihanna is right to abstain. Cannabis use during pregnancy is not considered safe, and most doctors advise against using pot while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Rihanna, 34, is expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP
“Most OB/GYNs will tell patients they really shouldn’t use marijuana during pregnancy,” Jennifer Wu, an OB/GYN at Lenox Hill Hospital, told The Post. “Research has shown that [marijuana] can lead to low birth weight and abnormal neurological development, so you do really want to be careful about that.”