Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I'm 17 weeks right now and I've had bv for several years. I was wondering if elderberries were safe during pregnancy? It's really the only thing I have found that gives me any relief. Depending on your computer, sometimes you have to click the pages multiple times. What are the dangers of cooking with sorghum? . If prepared in the manner indicated are these big repellents unsafe to use Desai RJ, et al. Perhaps the most reasonable approach to herb safety is a “risk: benefit” one that takes into consideration the safety of the individual herb, the severity of the symptom or condition and comparing this to the safety of the corresponding conventional medical approach. If you are at high risk for miscarriage, avoid chamomile and peppermint tea, especially in the first trimester.

It is so appreciated! hello aviva , thank you for this great article, what do you think of topical use of peppermint oil for migraine on the temple? Organic teas may cost more, but during pregnancy, it might be worth springing for them. Precautions When Drinking Tea While Pregnant. :), Hi! Thank you so much! Thank you for this research summary, as always well-developed and balanced, as well as very well referenced. Add the boiling water and keep under the lid for 15 minutes to let it infuse. Thyme has antiseptic, diuretic and diaphoretic properties, besides increasing the metabolism. Thank you in advance and thank you for being an advocate for all women/moms! This is Megan from Dr. Aviva's team. Also I have a natural laxative that has senna leaf in it... heard is unsafe as well, but it isn't on your list under laxatives. She likely has Factor V leiden or a phospholipid antibody. Thank you. Thanks! Over the years I stopped including it. It is rich in vitamin C, saponins and flavonoids, and can fully substitute your regular black tea. As well as the use of B-complex? She has over nine years of medical education and training experience. Other things you can do for allergies are remove dairy, use a neti pot, take a probiotic... Best, Aviva. I think there are safer, natural options. I also choose not to take oils internally). Labor Induction: The Low Down on Natural Approaches from a Midwife-MD. As always Aviva, thank you for the awesome resource you provide!! I was just recently told of Dr. Christopher's birth-prep formula. There's no firm safety data for using it regularly during pregnancy, so I don't recommend that, and yes, totally fine while BF'ing, even for regular use to support immunity and a healthy stress response. Hi, Aviva!

Thank you kindly. I see in your e-mail that it is not considered safe when I was amazed at how little bleeding I had after the birth. Thanks for your wonderful blog. sigh. Use two teabags for one cup. Thyme tea is not recommended if you have a high blood pressure, uterine hyper tonus, or heart and thyroid problems. I had a miscarriage 2 months ago and I've recently started taking a supplement blend that include herbs such as rhodiola and ashwaganda to help support my adrenal health. I am so grateful to have found you! Hi Ana, I use low dose, diluted lavender, mint, and rose topically. I'm pregnant with my 8th and I am VERY interested in its safety. . The main concern is estrogen that is found in peppermint leaf. Hi Christa, If indeed they are unsafe, can you recommend something that is safe to use - especially for repelling ticks? JAMA. It can help to alleviate some of your common pregnancy complaints and also offers you a less-caffeinated alternative to your morning cup of coffee. Or check out my textbook, Botanical Medicine for Women's Health. Even medications previously thought to be safe in pregnancy, including Tylenol, have now been found to cause potential problems for baby.

There are different opinions on whether peppermint is safe during pregnancy. Many pregnant women suffer from edema, which is caused by the stress put on bladder and kidneys and slow blood flow. A mama was interested in trying it as a contraceptive. For pregnancy, it’s thought that using the leaves from the nettle plant renders it safe, while teas made from the roots are not. I just found out today I am pregnant. Video: What caffeine-free teas are safe to drink during pregnancy? Linden flower tea has antipyretic, diaphoretic and expectorant properties, which makes it the best treatment against flu, bronchitis and even pneumonia. Skullcap is considered safe for use in 3rd trimester. “Ginger treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum,” Eur J Obstet Gyn Reprod Biol 38, 1 (1990): 19-24. Medications are not recommended during pregnancy. If you are purchasing a tea specifically for its touted health benefits, check the side or back of the box. Hepner D, et al. One that has come up more than once is colloidal silver..for the immune system. One question... Is there any way to make the tables bigger? Thanks! If you have any info on the following, it would be much appreciated! Raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus herba): Effective in suppressing nausea and morning sickness. She cannot carry a baby past 8 weeks because of it. I think you've had baby by now though - congrats and sorry for the delayed response!

Hi Dr Aviva, You can add some honey if you like. Warmly, Aviva. Thanks for making all this information available on the web.

Using normal amounts of cooking spices is considered safe as well. Are there any alternatives to the Adaptagens?

This way I don't have to choose one or the other :) I'm so very grateful to have discovered you - thank you for sharing your perspectives with us all! Some studies say that adding milk to your tea neutralizes many of its benefits including its antioxidants and nutrients so try to avoid adding milk and just add some flavor such as herbs or lemon (5). Since at least 2000, Cesarean section has been the most common hospital surgical procedure performed in the US, accounting for more than 34% of all US births. The essential oil, on the other hand, is cautioned. I found a recipe for a Urinary Tract cleanse that includes Dandelion, Calendula, Marshmallow Root, and Yarrow. Do you know anything about this? Few reported adverse events have occurred, and those that have typically involved the consumption of known toxic herbs, adulterations, or inappropriate use or dosage of botanical therapies. Can you elaborate? I'm not doing well off of them.

However, after reading your post here, I notice there are some of the Partus preparators in the blend. Megan- Aviva Romm’s Executive Assistant and Online Nutrition Expert. I would like to get pregnant but I am worried that there is nothing I can take while pregnant to deal with stress. What are your thoughts on daily fennel tea for IBS/constipation? I know the importance of taking a prenatal in that first trimester but I'm concerned about the marshmallow root powder, the ginger and red raspberry leaf. Hi Aviva, continue your great work. I recently came across a recipe that soaks herbs in vinegar for several weeks and then is cut in half with water before applying. Hi Aviva- It can lead to a miscarriage at an early stage or premature birth. It is used vaginally much like goldenseal, but check with your midwife, first! Sometimes I am so confused by traditional use of herbs vs what I read on Pub Med. And yet another recently study has demonstrated that the most common medication given in pregnancy for yeast infections increases miscarriage.