Generally, body detoxification while you are pregnant is not recommended and most doctors will even advise against it. Pregnant women are in a natural cycle of detoxing and do not need to attempt or perform any type of detoxing regime or program. However, you are allowed gentle herbs if you would like to add more nutrients to your daily intake. Most herbal teas are safe but always consult a physician before adding anything new to your diet.
Trying to detoxify your body while pregnant can create serious and possibly fatal risks for your baby. In the process of detoxification your body will release toxins from your body through any of the elimination channels of your body. For a woman, the uterus is one of those six channels.
You can see why this could potentially be fatal to your fetus. There are herbs normally used to detox your body that can stimulate the uterus and cause it to expel toxins. If this is done while the woman is pregnant it could cause serious harm to the growing baby. There are also herbs that can cause uterine contractions and will most likely cause the body to induce a spontaneous abortion.
However, there are simple ways that pregnant women can get the healthy benefits of detoxing without any herbal or chemical program. The most common and healthiest way is to eat plenty of raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and to drink plenty of water. This might seem like a ‘generic’ path to health but it remains the only absolute sure way of keeping toxins out of your body.
If you continue to follow the raw food path along with your prenatal vitamins, you will be providing your body with everything that it needs to cleanse itself naturally. Also, don’t forget about fruit and vegetable drinks! They can be a healthy addition available to you while you focus on the valuable nutrition that your baby needs. This is the best, and safest, way of detoxing your body while being pregnant and keeping your unborn baby safe at the same time.