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A 28-year-old female asked:

Midwife suggested me to take flax seeds thrice a day, but i heard it has phytoestrogen & should be avoided by pregnant women, can cause miscarriage too?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
NO!: You're better off not taking anything during your pregnancy except that recommended by your ob. There's a reason why she's a midwife and not a physician -- it's called many years of schooling, education and experience. Don't take chances with your pregnancy!

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Last updated Mar 29, 2013

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