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Old 10-20-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Elderberry concentrate during pregnancy?

I was wondering if anyone was using elderberry concentrate while pregnant. I had been taking it before I became pregnant and I really think it helped me to keep from getting sick as much or as severely as I normally would have. I stopped taking it right after I found out I was pregnant in early July. Now that the cold and flu season is upon us, I was thinking about starting it back up again. Is anyone else taking it? What have your doctors/midwives said about it? I keep forgetting to ask my Dr. at appointments.

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Old 10-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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I took New Chapter Immunity Take Care lozenges all through my pg with DS and it's just elderberry, that's it. My MW said it was fine. I think it really helped me from getting sick too.
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I just started taking an elderberry syrup (the childrens version that I give my kids). My kids started bringing home colds and DH brought home a cold from work as well. So I started taking the elderberry as well as continuing my regular vitamins. I mentioned that I'm taking elderberry at my OB appt this past Monday and the doctor didn't say anything about it.
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Yes we make it ourselves to fight cold and flu and I've taken preventative during my pregnancy. With three kids in school they are always bringing home something. My midwife said is was fine.
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MY OB gave me the okay for elderberry supplements last week at my appointment.
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Re: Elderberry concentrate during pregnancy?

I was wondering this too. I was going to ask at my appt monday.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #7
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Re: Elderberry concentrate during pregnancy?

can it also be taken while nursing? i have some capsules so maybe i would start taking them after baby comes.
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Re: Elderberry concentrate during pregnancy?

I couldn't find anything that said it was okay to use during pregnancy, but I used it last year off and on whenever I started to feel like something might be coming on. I was afraid of swine flu, and figured the possible risk of taking elderberry would outweigh getting a flu shot or being treated with tamiflu. No adverse effects here. Though, my son was born with a ton of hair...unlike my first. I wonder if it might have been the elderberry I was also nursing during pregnancy when taking it.

I took the syrup...it was called Sambucol.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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Re: Elderberry concentrate during pregnancy?

I take the elderberry concentrate juice and my midwife said it was fine. After all, it's just fruit!
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:33 PM   #10
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can anyone suggest a good one that can be given to my kids to help boost their immune systems too that would ship to canada?
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