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is it safe to take st. john’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertain: Most experts recommend against it in pregnacy as it can cause a decrease in uterine tone and colic in babies when nursing.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See <http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/329.Html>.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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