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Why Is Melatonin Bad For Pregnant Women
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
Not recommended: Melatonin is not categorized by the fda and so currently has no such listing, but studies have shown that high level of melatonin during pregnancy may increase of developmental disorders. As a result, it is not advisable to take during pregnancy. If you have much problems with insomnia, please consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not considered safe: Authorities widely caution against it saying it "may increase risk of developmental disorders." no one knows for sure becuase no one gives meds to pregnant women to see what happens but it is best to not take any chances. Homeopathic remedies, relaxation techniques and the Amino Acid glycine are safe alternatives. See http://www.Wisegeek.Com/is-it-safe-to-take-melatonin-in-pregnancy.Htm#. ...Read more
Safe: Low oral doses of melatonin (.5-1 mg) taken at bedtime for sleep in general are as safe as any other nutritional supplement you might take during pregnancy. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain which has numerous functions, but is most well-known for its sleep-inducing properties. Also consider vitamin b6 (unisom), or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50mg at bedtime for sleep. ...Read more
Is ZMA that has melatonin, GABA, and tribulus in the ingredients safe to take while trying to get pregnant?
ZMA: If you are trying to get pregnant taking ZMA is not recommended ...Read more
Possibly no: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin are ordinarily safe to take together, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually safe to take during pregnancy, melatonin is probably not. Melatonin is a natural hormone and the effects of the larger amounts found in supplements on the developing baby is unknown. Discuss the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you obstetrician. ...Read more
Better be safe: I would not see a problem but better be safe and avoid all additional stuff. ...Read more
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