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Clove and pregnancy

By Anonymous July 8, 2011 - 4:49am
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Can we have dried clove during pregnancy?
if one can have, what should be the limit for consumption?

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Hi Anon,

Little is known about what effect, if any, clove use during pregnancy could have on the developing baby. Given this lack of information, Drugs.com recommends that pregnant women avoid using clove during pregnancy. One consideration with any medication or substance used during pregnancy is the timing of the exposure. The critical period of embryonic development is during the first trimester. It is during this time, when the fetal organs are forming, that an exposure would be most likely to cause birth defects. Therefore, women may wish to avoid use of clove at least during their first trimester of pregnancy to minimize any risks.

If you are still interested in taking clove after your first trimester, it is best that you consult with your OB/GYN first.

Best Wishes and Congratulations on your pregnancy!


July 8, 2011 - 8:12am
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