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I was just skimming some web pages, and i ran across "do not use garlic during pregnancy"<br><br>
im just a tad confused as to why, not to mention, I took capsules and ate lots of garlic at then end of all of my pregnancies, because it helped with the swelling.<br><br>
Is this site full of it, or did I miss something?<br><br>
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I'm eating a lot of garlic right now because I seem to have a cold on top of feeling preggo bad. You could probably find info that would say yes and info that would say no, so keeping that in mind, this is one of the main things I found:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The Common Cold Herbs. Echinacea (when not combined with goldenseal) is fine for any pregnant or lactating woman. Garlic, which is antibacterial, antiviral, and expectorant, may also be safely taken. Ginger, which is warming, can ease cold symptoms. Gladstar likes to use echinacea (immune boosting and antimicrobial), mullein (demulcent, expectorant), and elderberries or flowers (expectorant, diaphoretic, helpful in the early stages of cold and flu) alone or in combination. More than anything, it's important to treat yourself to a day in bed.</td>
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From <a href="http://www.childbirthsolutions.com/articles/pregnancy/herbsandvit/index.php" target="_blank">this site</a>
 

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I hope garlic is okay! I can't imagine living without it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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