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What to Avoid During Pregnancy

Medications to Avoid During Pregnancy
Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications can potentially harm a growing fetus. Avoid these during your pregnancy.

OTC PAINKILLERS ACNE MEDICATIONS ANTICONVULSANTS
Aspirin
Ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin)
And similar medications
Accutane
Retin-A
And similar medications
Diazepam
Clonazepam
Lorazepam
And similar medications
ANTIBIOTICS TRANQUILIZERS MAO INHIBITORS
Tetracycline
Streptomycin
And similar medications
Librium
Miltown
Valium
And similar medications
Isocarboazid
Phenelzine
And similar medications

Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy
Herbs are medicine just like drugs and should be respected during pregnancy. Just as you would not take an unnecessary drug, avoid unnecessary herbs.

Aloe vera
Angelica
Arnica
Black cohosh
Bladderwrack
Bloodroot
Blue cohosh
Celery seed
Chaste berry
Chichona
Cinnamon
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Curcumin
Ephedra
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Ginger
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Gugul
Horsetail
Indian tobacco
Iris
Licorice
Male fern
Motherwort
Nutmeg
Parsley
Pennyroyal
Poke root
Rosemary
Rue
Sage
Senna
St. John's wort
Thuja
Turmeric root
Uva ursi
Vervain
Wormwood
Wild carrot
Wild indigo
Yarrow

From Eat Right for Your Baby by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney. Copyright © 2004.

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