Milk Thistle for first trimester?

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I only took a prenatal and vitamin D (in Canada, everyone should take it in winter at least), I know some people take DHA (sometimes packaged with prenatals), but my doctor didn’t mention it so I didn’t bother. I know B6 is prescribed along with some sort of antihistamine I think? For morning sickness and I’ve heard mixed reports of effectiveness, but that would be prescribed by a doctor if/when it’s a problem. I have no idea what milk thistle is supposed to do, or why taking it/B6 before conception would help, but I would definitely ask a doctor because plenty of ‘natural’ remedies are not considered safe during pregnancy. A quick google search tells me that milk thistle hasn’t been proven safe in pregnancy and shouldn’t be used, also at no point did I find recommendations for morning sickness. 

Considering you don’t know if you will be sick or not, I’d probably stick with the prenatal for now. Vitamin D if you live in a norther climate/don’t spend much time outdoors, and worry about any morning sickness treatments if/when you need them. I know they make it sound like everyone will be super sick, but for myself and the majority of my friends it hasn’t really been a problem. 

Post # 3
830 posts
Busy bee

ananoabee55 :  I’m not sure if the version you are talking about is the same thing that is sold as blessed thistle. I took what i believe was blessed thistle (tea version). It was supposed to increase my appetite. Instead it left me so hungry that I couldn’t eat. Weird feeling, hard to describe.

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