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Herbal Products Use During Pregnancy in The North of Iran
Gelareh Biazar1, Bahram Naderi Nabi1, Abbas Sedighinejad1, Farnoush Farzi1, Anoush Dehnadi Moghadam1, Zahra AtrkarroushanFarimah Mirblook1, Ladan Mirmansouri2
1Anesthesiology Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences(GUMS), Rasht, Iran
2School of Pharmacy, Guilan University of Medical Sciences Rasht, Iran


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Keywords : Herbal products, Pregnancy, North of Iran
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Abstract
The use of herbs has been increasing worldwide which needs special consideration in pregnant woman. The present study was conducted at Alzahra teaching hospital from March 2016 to August 2017to explore the pattern of herbal use during pregnancy in Guilan province, north of Iran. Data from 836 eligible women who were interviewed at postnatal ward were analyzed .We found that 19.6% of them consumed herbs during pregnancy. The most commonly used herbs were mint, flixweld and cinnamon andthe mostcommon indications were gastrerointistinal complications and cold. The rate of herbal consumption in pregnancy was related to education (P=0.001) and resistance (P=0.008) but not to age (P=0.203), employment (P=0.255) and gravity(P=0.935).Although the results of this study were better than some others but due to the importance of the issue it is vital that health care providers be open to question of herbal use during pregnancy.

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