12 Apr 19'
Just because it’s 'herbal' or 'natural' doesn’t automatically mean it’s safe, especially in pregnancy

Just because it’s 'herbal' or 'natural' doesn’t automatically mean it’s safe, especially in pregnancy

If you think 'herbal' and 'natural' automatically means a product or supplement is 'safe' and 'safe to use during pregnancy, it's time to think again. Research shows that this is not always the case with many natural and herbal products and supplements and that some commonly used herbs and herbal products may cause unwanted side effects and could be linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes.