Hi, all! I'm new here and just got my BFP!!
I was wondering if any of you have any experience using milk thistle during pregnancy to prevent morning sickness.
I have a friend who swears by it--she says that her mw told her to start taking it before ttc, and then during the first trimester. She was completely nausea-free with all four kids.
I heard this when we were TTC and BOLTED to the coop to get a milk thistle supplement. All the women in my family get terrible nausea during pregnancy and while I don't know for a fact that that'll happen to me (this is my first pregnancy) I figured, if this could work, why not, right? So now I've been taking it for a few months.
Anyway, I mentioned this to my professor who is a CNM and she completely freaked out. She said that the effects of milk thistle during pregnancy have not been adequately studied and that I might be taking a big risk. She said, "Do the possible benefits of taking the supplement really outweigh the possible risks?"
She really scared me, actually. Have any of you had good experiences using milk thistle during pregnancy, or any awful side effects? Should I stop using it? Could I have hurt my baby already? Yikes!!!