Herbs and PregnancyAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, very few studies have examined the effects of herbal remedies on an unborn child. Always talk to your doctor before trying anything. Even if studies are not around to support a remedy's benefits, your doctor's experience can guide you.
Natural or herbal products are not under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration and, therefore, are not held to the same standards as medicines or subjected to the same tests. Drug companies must submit to meticulous studies in order to get their medicines approved, so be aware of the risk that you are taking by choosing products that may not have been rigorously researched.