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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
Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor. ...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
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Which herbal supplements affect hbc pills? Are there any specific herbal teas to avoid? Would throat coat tea reduce effectiveness?
Reassurance : You can drink any herbal tea because no any of tea influence on effectiveness of your pills. Be well. ...Read more
Nope: Several grasses make up lemon grass. It contains citral & myrcene which have been shown to cause harmful effects in pregnancy. Although the studies have shown harmful effects only in animal studies and in very high levels of consumption, a safe level has not been established and you should avoid it in pregnancy. Your OB can provide a safe list of teas you can take in pregnancy. ...Read more
Topical;: Both of these when applied topically are safe. ...Read more
Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?
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