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Risks of Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy

Published on, 14 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Meenakshi Valliappan and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
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What are the risks of complementary therapies during pregnancy?

Answered by Dr. Meenakshi Valliappan


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There is a wide range of natural techniques to relieve symptoms of pregnancy, such as massage and patterned breathing, oral supplements, and herbs. Some of these treatments are safe and can be helpful, while others could potentially harm you and your baby. It is important to always seek approval from your doctor before trying any alternative therapies.



About Dr. Meenakshi Valliappan

Dr. Meenakshi Valliappan

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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