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Is It Okay To Take Cinnamon Tablets While Pregnant
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
A spicy answer: Cinnamon is harmless in small amounts, as a "spice", however, like anything else there can be too much of a good thing when ingested in large quantities. Check with your treating OB who knows your medical pregnant status for the best answer to your question. ...Read more
Cinnamon Tea: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. Avoid cinnamon unless about to deliver. ...Read more
Yes: This has not been associated with any adverse effects ...Read more
Agree with other: Physicians answers, but would like to add one thing, if you do drink green tea early in pregnancy, add more folic acid. The way green tea works in cancer prevention is specific to a Folic Acid pathway and there is some research that suggests green tea could increase neural tube defects if you are low on folic acid, so double on Folic Acid to be safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm five weeks pregnant and have been drinking cinnamon tea but just heard it can be dangerous and cause miscarriage — is this true?
No: Drinking teas, including cinnamon flavored tea would not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more
I am five weeks pregnant and have been drinking 2 cups of cinnamon tea a day but someone told me it can cause miscarriage — is this true?
Not true: Do not worry about the tea, and good wishes. ...Read more
Am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been taking cinnamon with chromium picolinate and just discovered it can be dangerous. Have I done damage to my fetus?
Not sure: Never take any substance unless your physician thinks you need it. I would discontinue it unless your Dr. prescribes it for you! ...Read more
I am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been taking cinnamon with chromium picolinate and just discovered it can be dangerous. Have I done damage to my fetus?
Unlikely: Although chromium can be quite toxic, most of the problem has been with the hexavalent type. That is the kind used to make things shiny. The picolinate salt uses trivalent chromium. That kind is much safer. Cinnamon has not typically caused problems. The preferred agent for diabetes in pregnancy is insulin, though metformin is used sometimes. Work with your doctor for the best option for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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