A 44-year-old member asked:
is it safe to take st. john’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?
3 doctor answers
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer answered
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
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
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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