Liver Support During Pregnancy

by Sarah

Before I became pregnant I was using a liver support tincture from St Francis Herb Farm that I really has dandelion, globe artichoke, milk thistle, wild yam, culver's root, and oregon grape…….are any of these contraindicated while pregnant??

Do you have any other suggestions for liver support during pregnancy if I can't take that one?



Hi Sarah,

All of the herbs in your supplement are considered pretty safe for pregnancy except Culver's Root.

I found it on numerous lists of herbs to avoid during pregnancy, but I couldn't find any reasons why, so I can't tell you exactly why it's on them.

As far as liver support during pregnancy, you can try a nettle and red raspberry tonic daily for a gentle liver cleanse that supports your uterine health.

You can add red clover to this to further support the liver

Dandelion is also an effective liver supporter – some urge caution during pregnancy because it can have a diuretic effect. If you show even a hint of toxemia/pre-eclampsia/HELLP etc, you should discontinue dandelion. Otherwise, midwives consider it safe.

Herbalist Susan weed also recommends beets and beet juice for cleansing the liver, too.

(NOTE: Trying to balance your pregnancy, life, and getting ready for baby? Use my checklist pack stay healthy (naturally), organized, and confident throughout your pregnancy! Get them here.)

Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist Pack

About the author 


Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}