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Herbs and pregnancy

Many women look to natural herbs to give relief of common troubles while pregnant. But little is known about using herbs while pregnant.

Some herbs are sold with the claim that they help with common pregnancy discomforts. But most often there are no good studies to show if these claims are true or if the herb can cause harm to you or your baby. Also, some herbs that are safe when used in small amounts as food might be harmful when used in large amounts.

Talk with your doctor before using any herbal or natural product. These products may contain things that could harm you or your baby.

Source: Office of Women's Health

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