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December 2017

New Course: Natural Medicines Used During Pregnancy & Lactation

Up to 60% of pregnant and breastfeeding women use alternative therapies, including natural medicines. This is concerning because there often aren't a lot of good data on natural medicines use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and some products might be unsafe. Check out our new course to find out which supplements are safe and which to avoid. You’ll also learn how to best use vitamin B6 for morning sickness and whether peppermint or ginger help. Plus, find out if fenugreek is really effective for stimulating lactation. You can also get CE/CME credit for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians.      

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