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Wheatgrass while pregnant???

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HAPPYMOM74
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12/7/05 8:17 P

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Well, I found one site for PINES brand Wheat Grass that says this,

"Wheat Grass and other greens during pregnacy, since they are a good source of folic acid, and of course many other important nutrients.

For the longer view, PINES Wheat Grass is also fine for babies and children."

They also claim that their wheat grass is a BETTER alternative than most other wheat grasses..different growth standards, etc. So, who knows about that particular claim.

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The very next site I went to said this,

"Drinking wheat grass juice is not recommended during pregnancy and should be limited to one portion daily during the breast-feeding period. If you have any concerns or questions, please talk to your natural health specialist; do not remain in doubt!"

Finally--the last site I saw is a Vegan based site..it says this,

"Scientific research does not confirm nor deny the safety of wheatgrass juice during pregnancy. However because the body is in such a state of change and the baby takes all its nutrients (and contaminants) from the mom, to be on the safe side I would recommend avoiding wheat grass juice during pregnancy. Wheatgrass is one of those foods that is not monitored by health officials in the way that more traditional foods (grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, packaged foods) are. Thus, there is a higher risk of contamination. Also, since the juice is so concentrated, there is a possibility (however slight) that the body will have a reaction, putting the baby at risk. If youíve had some shots already, donít panic, as it is probably safe, but my advice is to avoid it for the remainder of your pregnancy and lactation."





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STEFANI81
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12/7/05 6:55 P

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Hello All
I'm here from the July Mommies board. I did a shot of wheatgrass this morning with my jamba juice and I realized after that I'm not sure it's safe while pregnant. I can't imagine that it would be anything but wonderful, but you all seem to be the natural experts so I thought I would ask you! Any info would be helpful Thanks so much!



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