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Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

Last post 05-01-2009 6:36 PM by Adrienne. 4 replies.
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  • 04-21-2009 12:23 PM

    Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

    I've read that bacopa, also known as brahmi, is not recommended in pregnancy because there's not enough research.  I've also read that it prevents miscarriage.  If you are a midwife, how do you feel about the use of bacopa in pregnancy?  Would you drop a client for using it?

    Not enough research/scientific evidence:

    http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/bacopa-bacopa-monnieri/dosing-and-safety

    http://articles.directorym.com/Bacopa-a853077.html

     

    Prevents miscarriage:

    http://www.bacopa-monniera.com/herbal-remedies/bacopa-monniera/bacopa-monniera-benefits

    http://www.medicineatyourfeet.com/bacopamonnieri.html

  • 04-21-2009 4:00 PM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

    It all depends on why the mama was using it....?

    Blessings,
    April
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  • 04-21-2009 6:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

    Maybe she wants to have a better memory and be able to handle stress better.

  • 04-21-2009 6:47 PM In reply to

    • midwifea
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    Re: Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

    Then I would point her to all the research and or lack of research and ask that she make her own mind up about using this herb during pregnancy.  As long as someone is not misusing it or consuming it for purely psychotropic reasons then I would not have a problem with it if it was of a benefit. Non pregnant there is no issue, but pregnant, why do anything unless the benefit far outweighs the risk?

    Blessings,
    April
    moderator

    "The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
    — Shel Silverstein
  • 05-01-2009 6:36 PM In reply to

    • Adrienne
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    Re: Bacopa (Brahmi) in pregnancy

    if you scroll down this page:    http://wisewomanhood.com/fhayurvedicforchildbearingyears.htm  there is a nice list of Ayurvedic herbs for pregnancy: those that are safe to use, and those that should be avoided.

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