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Can you use stevia while pregnant

A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Houseplant stevia: Reference is Canadian Family Physician 2014-use of non-nutritional sugar substitutes is not harmful in pregnancy in the form of birth defects or harm ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: Both are thought to be safe, but while you're pregnant it's an excellent idea to limit any exposure to drugs, chemicals, supplements, additives, etc o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, but why?: It's safe, but why would you want to take it? Sugar actually has very few calories, and you shouldn't try to lose weight during pregnancy, so why take... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: The history of Stevia leaf dates back several centuries. It has mainly been used for diabetes, GI tract regulation, an anti-infective, energy, etc. I ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Why?: Why would you want to take anything when you're pregnant, especially when you don't know what's in the supplement you're ingesting. Play it safe, don'... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Obstetrician: I am a firm believer that a pregnant woman should not take a medication or supplement without checking with her obstetrician first. Also your pharmaci... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Nothing so far to indicate it is not.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Stevia: They are both sweet and can be used in cooking, although the stevia may not have the molasses flavor of sucanat.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to... Read More