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i am 8 weeks pregnant. is yogi "mother to be" hearbal tea safe?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
We just don't know: Because there can be many things in even "natural" products, many of us mfm and OB doctors discourage expectant couples from using such foods, teas, supplements when ttc or pregnant. If interested in learning more about a particular product for pregnant women, an option is to take the box to OB doctor to read ingredients before resuming it.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
I agree! To be clear to Oakgirl5, I based my answer on a review and resources from Lexicomp and Natural Medicines database, along with my clinical experience. As herbal OTC products go, the yogi teas are better quality than many (and taste good!)
Apr 17, 2012
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: While few studies are done in pregnant women, some herbal products have been evaluated somewhat. The ones in that tea have not been found to cause harm to expectant mothers or their developing fetus. It is really good to ask about otc products, or any medicine when pregnant. Even some herbal teas have herbs that can cause potential problems, so always ask! have a blessed pregnancy!
Answered on Jan 29, 2016
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Controversial: According to yogi's website, your herbal tea contains raspberry leaf, spearmint, peppermint and fennel. Raspberry leaf pills caused no ill effects in 1 study, but more study is advised. Webmd advises avoiding spearmint & fennel since not enough known about their use during pregnancy. Andrew weil, md states many women find peppermint useful for morning sickness but warns it may increase gerd.
Answered on Feb 22, 2016
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however: I've looked at the ingredients in this tea and don't see anything dangerous. However, i'd advise waiting until after the 1st trimester to err on the side of caution, as i think it's wise to minimize any potentially medicinal substances in the 1st trimester. Here's a good article by a noted herbalist i know, chris hobbs: www.Babycenter.Com/406_is-it-safe-to-drink-herbal-tea-during-pregnancy_1246852.Bc.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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