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Bee Propolis during Pregnancy and Lactation

Bee Propolis shows great results in the treatment of infertility, associated with mild endometriosis, but it is best to avoid Propolis and other bee products in time of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It is mostly advised not to use bee products (Honey, Bee Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly) while pregnant or lactating. The first argument is that the effects of Bee Propolis during pregnancy and breastfeeding have not been sufficiently evaluated to confirm it’s effects on the baby.

The other reason why a pregnant or lactating mother is best to avoid Bee Propolis, and any other bee products for that matter, is that Propolis is known to be sensitizing agents; it could lead to development of allergies.

Although it is very rare that bee-related products cause serious or even fatal reactions, but there have been cases with severe side effects. Royal Jelly is warned against in cases of asthma, Bee Pollen and bee stings could cause allergic anaphylaxis, and Honey could cause infant botulism.

With the above said, it is best not to use Bee Propolis, Royal jelly, Bee Pollen or Honey while pregnant or nursing, unless you are directed to do so by your physician.

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