Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Prenatal herbs

Pregnant women have to be especially careful about their health because they are, well, pregnant. The fetus is still very vulnerable to anything that the mom has. I'm sure you've heard of the bad effects of rubella virus. That's why I made sure that I had myself immunized with MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) virus before I got married, because I wasn't sure if I had suffered from the virus when I was young.

Not only is it difficult to get sick, it's also difficult to decide on what medications are safe. Even if paracetamol was considered safe, I would try to just sleep off a headache rather than take a pill. Of course, I'd rather suffer through the headache rather than take a pill that's dangerous to the fetus and later have to get the services of a Topamax Birth Defects Lawyer when I could have prevented it by just not taking any medications.

That's why the Chinese prenatal herbs advised to me something I was pretty wary about, because I am not an expert on herbs.  Many Chinese women take those herbs in order to ensure their health and the health of their baby.  None of my relatives had problems with their babies after taking those herbs.  But I would rather be sure, so I didn't.  I don't like to take a risk on my child.  Sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and more knowledge cause more worry.