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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 01:06 AM   1
Rach27
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Peppermint Oil?


Here's another one!

I just inhaled some peppermint oil from the bottle after a friend said it might help with my headache and then I saw 'do not use when pregnant' on the label

Research on the internet has resulted in...it can cause miscarriage to..many sites saying it's commonly used for morning sickness.

I'm getting so frustrated by all this 'do/don't during preganancy' and all the conflicting information out there.

I won't do it again but does anyone think there is cause for concern after inhaling it for under 5 mins? (It did help with the headache btw!)

My midwife isn't worried.

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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 03:13 AM   2
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I dont think inhaling it would cause a problem?! I literaly had a tub of vicks attatched to my nose for a whole night when i had a cold....i didnt even think to check the label your only inhaling it right? if your mw isnt concerned i wouldnt be

your fine

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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 03:25 AM   3
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if ur mw isnt concerned then i wouldnt be either there are so many dos and donts in pregnancy that it would be impossible to keep track of them all and a lot of them are "just incases" xxxx



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 04:11 AM   4
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I think a lot of the things that may cause MC probably only apply in the first few weeks when baby isnt there for certain, and the advice is do nothing that may aggravate it. so i wouldnt worry just dont do it again.



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 12:50 PM   5
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Thanks guys x



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 14:06 PM   6
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I drink loads of peppermint tea so I hope it's not a problem! It's a wonderful remedy for gas and nausea. I would say that if your midwife isn't worried then all is well. I really can't see how it could cause miscarriage anyway.. it's an anti-spasmodic.. that means it relaxes the muscle tissue it comes in contact with.



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 14:15 PM   7
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Step AWAY from the internet! It will only hurt you and drag you down..

I would think that inhaling it isnt the probably.. but maybe rubbing it on the skin.. not sure tho.. but that sounds VERY strange to me! I also drank loads of peppermint tea until my nausea subsided..

good luck.. and if your midwife isnt worried you shouldnt be!!



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 14:18 PM   8
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I did the same thing around 10 weeks. I inhaled the peppermint...then read the bottle (note to self - always read the bottle first!). Everything is fine, I'm sure it's just a precautionary thing, but I won't be using it again.



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 14:19 PM   9
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I read this as well..

If you've used peppermint essential oil before for other reasons and have never felt any ill effects, you can try using it, but not put it on your skin after the second trimester. Peppermint essential oil can sometimes cause early contractions. This is why it can be frowned upon. If you're still not sure, just avoid use at all.



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2009, 14:21 PM   10
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apparently there have been cases of large doses of peppermint oil inducing labour - but yeah if your MW isn't worried - you definitely shouldn't be

I drink tons of peppermint tea too and use vicks rub when I can't breathe which you're also "supposed to avoid"



 
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