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Doctor insights on: Using Thieves Oil In Pregnancy

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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

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Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

No fetal effects: Sandra, there is no evidence that it hurts your baby. There is also no evidence it works during pregnancy either. Some have advocated it's use in pregnancy to keep blood pressure normal, or to help labor. None of these claims are proven. There are no well conducted studies on it in pregnancy but reported use has NOT found any adverse issues. Take your prenatal, stay hydrated, and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Hi. Using jamican black castor oil topically onto my hair during pregnancy. Is it safe?? thank you

No known effects: Topical application of castor oil is not known to affect your pregnancy, infact castor oil has been used by some mid wives to induce labor at term (Efficacy has not been tested) ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and have been using desert essence tea tree oil toothpaste. Is tree oil toothpaste harmful in pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and have been using desert essence tea tree oil toothpaste. Is tree oil toothpaste harmful in pregnancy?

Not a fan...: I am not aware of any adverse effects on pregnancy from tree oil products. They are derived from the indian "neem" tree which was thought to have ayurvedic antiseptic properties... Unfortunately a large percentage of indians suffer from severe periodontal disease anyway... The fact that it has no Fluoride protection doesn't help the cause either, unless you are using a separate Fluoride rinse... ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.

Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.

"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20306538

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Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

EVOO is good: The amount of vitamin e that one would consume in a normal amount of food with extra virgin olive oil should be safe to consume. Just don't go and drink a whole cup of oil at once. ...Read more