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Doctor insights on: Herbal Extracts Topical During Pregnancy

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Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?

Shampoos and pregnan: This is external and is mainly water and detergents. These other ingredients are in small amounts, and unless your planning to drink the bottle, should be no risk to you or the fetus ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

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

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Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

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

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Scientists have discovered any safe diet pills or herbal substitutes that are safe to use in pregnancy?

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