an herbal sleep aid safe during pregnancy?
many realize over the counter sleeping aids are a no-no during
pregnancy, many do not realize that herbal supplements can
be just as bad, if not even more dangerous, to take during
remedies are not regulated in the same way prescription and
over-the-counter drugs are, you never really know what is
in the product you are taking, even when the ingredients are
listed right on the package. Many random tests have shown
certain ingredients added to herbal supplements that are not
listed on the package.
You will want to
discuss taking any herbal supplements with your doctor. If
possible, purchase the one you are thinking of taking, so
your doctor and see and read the ingredients for him or herself.
Experts also suggest
you stick with recognizable brand names when purchasing herbal
supplements. Brand names are less likely to have hidden or
undisclosed ingredients, ensuring you do not accidentily take
something you shouldn't.
But NEVER take
an herbal sleep aid (or herbal supplements of any kind) during
pregnancy without first checking with your doctor.
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