Herbs Safe for Use During Pregnancy

Everyone knows how difficult it is to find products that are safe to take during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester. Unfortunately, we often find ourselves in need of some type of pain formula or nausea formula, etc. Herbal Remedies recommends the following herbs as safe for use in pregnancy, but expectant mothers should always check with their doctors before using any herb or supplement.

    The FDA also advises that pregnant women refrain from using any herbal products before checking with their healthcare provider. Herbs and supplements are not government tested before hitting the shelves, and they can vary drastically in strength and quality from batch to batch and brand to brand. Herbs can also contain ingredients that could harm the mother and the growing fetus. Miscarriage, premature birth, uterine contractions, fetal injury and/or complication in the mother could result. Thus, it is essential for pregnant women to get approval of any herb, vitamin or supplement use from her physician.

Alfalfa - Good source of vitamin K, which enhances blood clotting.

Chamomile - Good calming agent and helps with nausea. Is also a natural anti-inflammatory.

Nettle - Contains high levels of calcium, iron and provides beneficial nutrients to the mother.

Oatstraw - High in calcium and magnesium, which is effective in treating infections and decreases stress.

Red Raspberry Leaf - Rich in iron and is effective in assisting with milk production. Also decreases nausea, prevents miscarriage and eases labor pains.

Rose Hips - Good source of vitamin C and helps with infection and fatigue.

REFERENCES: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, Phyllis Balch, CNC; James F. Balch, M.D.

Available Beneficial Dietary Supplements and Products During Pregnancy

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