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Herbal Extracts Topical During Pregnancy
Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?
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
Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more
Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more
I had serious problems with liver during pregnancy.Can I take any herbal medicine now when I am pregnant?
Talk to OB: You should discuss this with your obstetrician. Many factors go into the decision. ...Read more
Hello doctor, i'm 17 weeks pregnant, i wanted to know if herbal life shake mix & protein powder is safe during pregnancy?
Should be fine: However, talk to your ob/gyn to discuss further. ...Read more
NO!: Raspberry Zinger tea has raspberry fruit flavor but is made mostly of hisbiscus and only has a tiny amount of raspberry leaves. You can get raspberry tea in bulk and add a bag of Raspberry Zinger For flavor. ...Read more
Scientists have discovered any safe diet pills or herbal substitutes that are safe to use in pregnancy?
No: There are no medications or supplements studied in pregnancy because of the potential risks. A drug or supplement that has been proven safe in pregancy would be studied in pregnant women, because of potential risks there are none. The fda rates drugs for risk in pregnancy, a would be proven safe, there are none, b is probably safe, it goes down to x, causes birth defects or fetal loss. ...Read more
Is pregnancy prep the herbal supplement good to use while trying to regulate cycles and also while trying to conceive?
Depends: On what the prep is. Without knowing its contents, no one could say if it's good/safe or not. ...Read more
Im almost 22 weeks pregnant and constipated. Can i drink Smooth Move Herbal tea to help? i have no other health/pregnancy related problems
Can my pregnant sister's doctor detect herbal inducers? She is a teen mother, 6 months pregnant and having contractions. She didn't want the pregnancy
Unlikely,but: If there is any indication from her actions that she tried to abort the pregnancy at this stage the attending physicians will refer to child & family services that will investigate her and the family. This one attempt could end up keeping cps in her life forever. If she triggers a delivery they may charge her with felony child endangerment. ...Read more
Insufficient studies: There aren't enough studies to reliably answer. One study reviewing side effects in pregnant women using botanical supplements, showed 1 woman taking elderberry had GI distress -- out of 150 general surveys completed. http://tinyurl.com/m5q9g37 use of a combination product containing elderberry showed no increase in fetal malformations: http://tinyurl.Com/mkqss5n be safe and avoid for now. ...Read more
Probably: Research suggests that pomegranate is safe in pregnancy. In fact, it may prevent some pregnancy complications. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/headlines/pomegranate-juice-may-prevent-pregnancy-complications/ There isn't a lot of research on the extract, but its probably safe. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more
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