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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO!

Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort.
Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See .

In brief: NO!

Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort.
Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See .
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Uncertain

Most experts recommend against it in pregnacy as it can cause a decrease in uterine tone and colic in babies when nursing.

In brief: Uncertain

Most experts recommend against it in pregnacy as it can cause a decrease in uterine tone and colic in babies when nursing.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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