Dear wise woman,
I am writting to ask your opinion on nettles . I am pregnant with my fourth child . My last pregnancy I followed your book the childbearing year and loved it and had so much benefit . So this pregnancy I was excited to get into nettle tea again but came across the brewers diet that suggests nettles are a diaretic and should be avoided in pregnancy .
So now I'm torn . Could you please confirm they are good for pregnancy if you can .
Many thanks for this and many thanks for your wonderful books
Nettles is not on Susun's list of herbs to avoid. The use of nettles as an infusion is gentle and nourishing and plenty of us have used in during pregnancy... can't really answer to its use in any other form.
You should know your body best and would have to decide what you are comfortable with or if you have underlying conditions that you think may be problematic. As a general rule, shouldn't be an issue. If it is part of your usual rotation, you can always reduce its use or discontinue if you feel nervous about it.
Quite frankly I found almost all herbs on someone's list to avoid during pregnancy but what form are they talking about? That means a lot. Susun never recommends the use of herbs in capsules...
Wise Woman Team
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