I'm a Master Gardener... a lot of things can grow organic, strong and "natural" but they can also kill you. Datura, foxglove, castor bean, yew berries and many others to name a few.
Medicating your developing baby for your own pleasure is truly selfish.
Women with chronic illnesses are between the rock and the hard place a lot of time on issues of this nature. Go un-medicated and risk losing your health and your sanity or stay on the drugs and risk your baby's health? It's a choice I never had to make. My heart goes out to any of you in this place.
philomom, those herbs that you've listed have proven time and time again to be toxic. Of course we wouldn't go out and nibble on foxglove, bc we've already established how toxic it is (deadly even). MJ has *not* been proven time and time again to be toxic, but has been proven in other medicinal realms to act as just that... a medicine.
I wish people would stop calling each other selfish for their actions while pregnant. Being pregnant is selfish! Calling each other selfish is only going to keep the defenses up amongst those contributing to this discussion, and will abruptly stop any logical conversation from happening.