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Doctor insights on: Borage Oil In Pregnancy

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What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

What's the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

Liver issues: Can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Argan oil: Argan oil is a skin moisturizer rich in vitamin e and presumably would be ikay to use during oregnancy. ...Read more

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Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: You can use this during pregnancy. It is common during pregnancy to notice increased acne or skin blemishes due to the hormone changes. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Probably fine: Flax seed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but there is a debate on whether or not they are a good source when compared to fish oil. You might want to check and see what percentage of DHA and omega 3's your prenatal pill has though. The prenatal vit. May have sufficient amounts that flax seed oil is unnecessary. Pregnancy is one of those times when you can get too much of a good thing ...Read more

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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

I wouldn't: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment.

Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date.

I wouldn't take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more

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Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

No one knows 4 sure: No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html
No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on. ...Read more

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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no?

Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: In moderation - don't bathe in it. Anything you apply topically can penetrate your skin and may be active systemically. Steroids are a good example of this. However, cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser has no ingredients which are contraindicated in pregnancy when used as directed. ...Read more