Question by  simply (23)

Is it safe to take St Johns Wart while pregnant?

I have always taken this medication and wnat to be sure it is safe to take during pregnancy.


Answer by  Miffy (216)

It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. You should ask your doctor for more advice if you want to continue


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

It is best to avoid this herb when you are pregnant and lactating. While there is not conclusive evidence as to negative affects, recent studies have suggested that it may be harmful both to the baby and the mother. It is thought that St. John's Wort may contribute to lower birth weights, as well as interact negatively with medications.


Answer by  Hepets84 (139)

St Johns Wort should not affect your pregnancy at all, meaning it should be okay for you to take. You should check with your doctor first, though - also, the answer may be different if/when you start breastfeeding, so ask your doctor about that too.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I would reccomend you asking your doctor if the medication is safe to take while pregnant. I personally would not take anything that was not prescribed to me by a doctor while I was pregnant. Also just eat a healthy diet and you should have a happy and healthy pregnancy.


Answer by  Britt (453)

It is recommend that you do not take it during pregnancy, it could possibly cause premature labor. However speak to your doctor if you are taking it for depression.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You should check with your doctor before continuing the supplements while pregnant. Some may have harmful side effects and you want to be sure you are okay.

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