Just like prescription drugs, certain herbs can also cause some pregnancy complications, and seriously harm your baby. Whether they are herbal infusions or decoctions, powdered and liquid extracts, or capsules and tablets, you should always consult your doctor before taking any of them, while pregnant.
Below is the list of herbs to avoid during pregnancy, as they have been proved to be particularly unsafe and risky, to be taken when carrying a baby. But first, let’s see what kind of dangers they may cause, and why they are so harmful.
As mentioned above, certain herbs may harm the baby, cause preterm birth or lead to miscarriage. But others can have extremely adverse effects on the woman’s health during pregnancy. These are two examples of what they can do:
Before trying any herb in any form, consult your gynecologist regarding its side effects during pregnancy, and always follow his or her advices and recommendations.
Many kitchen herbs and spices can be safely used during pregnancy, but some may cause serious problems if used in large amounts. Check out the following list:
Some of the following herbs may be consumed in small quantities as food seasoning. However, always consult your gynecologist before using any of them.
If you have found this post useful, and if you perhaps know more about some other herbs to avoid during pregnancy, please share it with other moms-to-be in the comment section below.
Jessica is a translator who has lived for many years in Asia and South America. She now lives and works in Europe, while preparing her new journeys. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and foods, and being in love.
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