Dietary supplements, including herbal medications and nutrients, can have serious side effects for pregnant women. Read more about what is going on during week 7.
It’s important to report all medications you are taking to your doctor or midwife. Keep in mind that this includes supplements too. Many “natural” supplements are marketed to pregnant women, but the majority have not been tested for safety or efficacy—meaning that we don’t even know if they work. While some alternative therapies are fine in pregnancy, it’s important to get the all-clear from your provider before starting them. Natural does not always mean safe.
Read more about week 7.
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, September 2020