1. Raspberry Leaf and Women.

    Here are links to some studies I have found:   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study.  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy. Raspberry Leaf info from Australia   University of Michigan Health System This on is worth exploring:  

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  2. Pregnancy and Essential Oil Safety

    This information comes from Shirley Price, Aromatherapist and founding member and Fellow of the International Society of Professional Aromatherapists. Yes, I believe as she does. The petroleum chemicals you are using and exposing babies to (they pass the placental barrier) are much more toxic than small amounts of essential oils. Book: Aromatherapy Workbook, 1993, ISBN: 00 7225 2645 8 Chapter on Safety of Essential Oils, page 123.
    Safety Before anything was published regarding the use of certain oils in pregnancy; women, pregnant or not, were using any essential oil they wished in the sensible and rational methods and dilutions advocated in aromatherapy books (their only source of knowledge!) without any recorded ill effects, even from those who were pregnant. Remember, aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils; when used thus there are no more hazards than with many other things we use daily
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