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I really hope someone can help me here. All of my three children so far have developed jaundice around day two and required bili light treatment. With my last I took Milk Thistle after she was born and she had the shortest case yet. I am almost 24 weeks pregnant with number four and wanting to know if there is anything I can take NOW to help prevent jaundice or greatly reduce it. I've been searching around and the herbs I've heard recommended are:<br>
-Milk Thistle<br>
-Yellow Dock Root<br>
-Dandelion Root<br>
-Burdock Root (although I also saw somewhere Burdock should not be used in pregnancy LOL)<br>
-I have no idea if these are indeed safe in pregnancy. What or how much to try...Does ANYONE know??? Thanks so much!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had the same issues with my first 2. With my youngest I took alfalfa and royal jelly through out my preg. and in the end I drank red rasp. leaf tea. he not only didn't need treatment, but his billi came out a 2 or 3 when they tested him (they thought he looked yellow). My older two were 17 and 19.5 or 20 at their highest.<br><br>
NOW, not saying I think you ought to go out and try that, do your research and decide for yourself if this is the right path to go. I have since learned that since I am predispositioned to have hypothyroid that I should have avoided the alfalfa, but I think it still was worth it, since my youngest was/is the healthiest of the 3.<br><br>
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Thanks Reese! That is really good to know. I will have to look into that. I actually have had my thyroid removed due to Graves disease so I will have to carefully check that out. I am not hypothyroid at all though so maybe I'm ok...<br>
Elizabeth
 
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