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is stevia safe if you're trying to get pregnant? i read that it was once used as a contraceptive?

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Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 have not found that contraception was among historical uses. It is a plant based sweetener and therefore is much safer than chemically-based sweeteners.
Answered on Jul 1, 2015

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