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dc.contributor.authorLouik, Carol
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Paula
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Allen A.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:06.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:42:19Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:42:19Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-01
dc.date.submitted2019-02-13
dc.identifier.citation<p>Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;202(5):439.e1-439.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.01.055. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2010.01.055">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn0002-9378 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajog.2010.01.055
dc.identifier.pmid20452484
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/26820
dc.description<p>At the time of publication, Paula Gardiner was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.</p>
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Interest in herbal treatments has increased without data on safety, efficacy, or rates of use in pregnancy. We examined antenatal herbal and natural product use among mothers of nonmalformed infants in 5 geographic centers. STUDY DESIGN: We used data on nonmalformed infants from the Slone Epidemiology Center's case-control surveillance program for birth defects to examine rates and predictors of herbal use. Exposures were identified through maternal interview. In addition to overall use, 5 categories based on traditional uses and 2 natural product categories were created; topical products and herbal-containing multivitamins were excluded. RESULTS: Among 4866 mothers of nonmalformed infants, 282 (5.8%) reported use of herbal or natural treatments. Use varied by study center and increased with increasing age. CONCLUSION: Although rates of use are low, there remains a need for investigation of the safety of these products. Given sparse data on efficacy, even small risks might well outweigh benefits.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2867842/
dc.subjectAlternative and Complementary Medicine
dc.subjectBehavioral Medicine
dc.subjectFemale Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
dc.subjectHealth Psychology
dc.subjectIntegrative Medicine
dc.subjectMaternal and Child Health
dc.subjectObstetrics and Gynecology
dc.titleUse of herbal treatments in pregnancy
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
dc.source.volume202
dc.source.issue5
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cipc/6
dc.identifier.contextkey13810495
html.description.abstract<p>OBJECTIVE: Interest in herbal treatments has increased without data on safety, efficacy, or rates of use in pregnancy. We examined antenatal herbal and natural product use among mothers of nonmalformed infants in 5 geographic centers.</p> <p>STUDY DESIGN: We used data on nonmalformed infants from the Slone Epidemiology Center's case-control surveillance program for birth defects to examine rates and predictors of herbal use. Exposures were identified through maternal interview. In addition to overall use, 5 categories based on traditional uses and 2 natural product categories were created; topical products and herbal-containing multivitamins were excluded.</p> <p>RESULTS: Among 4866 mothers of nonmalformed infants, 282 (5.8%) reported use of herbal or natural treatments. Use varied by study center and increased with increasing age.</p> <p>CONCLUSION: Although rates of use are low, there remains a need for investigation of the safety of these products. Given sparse data on efficacy, even small risks might well outweigh benefits.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathcipc/6
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Integrated Primary Care
dc.source.pages439.e1-439.e10


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