Natural Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy

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Author Maxim Tourou / Category Architecture / Published: Apr-05-2018

Complete list of essential oils to avoid during pregnancy, according to FitPregnancy.com:

- Arnica (homeopathic is fine) - Basil - Birch (sweet) - Bitter almond - Boldo leaf - Broom - Buchu - Calamus - Camphor (brown or yellow) - Cassia - Cedarwood/thuja - Chervil - Cinnamon - Clary sage - Clove (bud, leaf or stem) - Coriander - Costus - Deertongue - Elecampane - Fennel - Horseradish - Hyssop - Jaborandi leaf - Juniper berry - Melilotus - Mugwort - Mustard - Nutmeg - Origanum - Parsley (large doses) - Pennyroyal - Pine (dwarf) - Rosemary - Rue - Sassafras - Savin - Savory (summer) - Tansy - Thyme red (large doses) - Tonka - Wintergreen - Wormwood

Oils to avoid according to Pregnancy.au (out of Australia):

  • Commonly used oils which are normally safe but may have adverse effects when pregnant. These include angelica, basil, birch, calamintha, cedarwood, celery seed, citronella, clary sage, cypress, jasmine, labdanum, lovage, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, nutmeg, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, yarrow.

In addition there are some oils which are usually to be avoided in the first trimester, particularly if there is a history or risk of miscarriage, such as roman chamomile, geranium, lavender and rose. 

 

Calendula: Livestrong.com

Other natural beauty ingredients to avoid, according to Vogue:

-Several artificial ingredients (but you pure beauties already knew that!) For natural ingredients, steer clear of: Salicylic acid and Retinol

Earl Grey tea - safety unknown according to http://www.livestrong.com/article/233553-bergamot-tea-safety/

Hibiscus - in tea, or other things: Livestrong.com:

Some doctors recommend avoiding all types of herbal tea if you are pregnant, but if yours approves of it, be sure to read the labels carefully to avoid unsafe ingredients. Hibiscus has a couple of other names and might appear on an ingredients list as rose of Sharon or althea. Since some products get their color from hibiscus, look for its presence in artificially hued foods, such as baked goods or beverages.

Massage during the first trimester! - This may seem like a sweet way to let the mama-to-be unwind and relax, but massages too early in pregnancy can be harmful to the developing fetus.

http://happilyevaafter.com/5-major-pregnancy-no-nos-you-might-not-have-known/

Baby Centre UK:

Oils that are not safe for you to use 

Don't use the following essential oils while you are pregnant:

  • Nutmeg, which may have hallucinogenic effects and react with pain-relieving drugs in labour.
  • Rosemary, which is thought to increase blood pressure, and may cause contractions.
  • Basil, which is thought to contribute to abnormal cell development.
  • Jasmine and clary sage, which may trigger contractions.
  • Sage and rose, which may cause bleeding in your uterus (womb).
  • Juniper berry, which may affect your kidneys.


Laurel, angelica, thyme, cumin, aniseed, citronella and cinnamon leaf should also be avoided as they could stimulate contractions.

There is a lot of confusion over the safety of lavender essential oil in pregnancy. That's because lavender can be used to regulate periods. Rest assured that this does not mean using it in pregnancy raises the risk of miscarriage. However, for ease of mind, you may want to wait until your second trimester before using it.

Clary sage can be a great way to get labour started if used by a trained midwife for a mum who is overdue. However, don't use this oil yourself, as overuse can make your contractions too powerful.

 

 

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