Herbal supplements may endanger pregnancy


A new study is raising a small warning for women against taking supplements while pregnant.

Researchers in Washington, D.C. and Scotland looked at data from 74 published studies they found a small link between certain herbal products and increased risks of pregnancy complications including pre-term birth and c-section.

But researchers are quick to point out this isn’t proof that supplements are to blame.

Rather, they say more research is needed on the topic, so women can have a more clear picture of the risks.

The study was published in the may issue of “Obstetrics & Gynecology.”

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