Grape Seed Extract and Pregnancy
No adequate studies have been conducted on pregnancy and grape seed extract, so it is not known whether the supplement is safe or unsafe for pregnant women. Many people mistakenly believe that "natural" products are automatically safe to take during pregnancy. If you are taking grape seed extract and pregnancy occurs, talk to your healthcare provider about any potential risks.
Grape seed extract is an herbal supplement taken for a variety of different uses. At this time, it is not known if this product is safe for use during pregnancy.
Grape seed extract has not been adequately studied in any pregnant women or even pregnant animals. There is simply not enough information available to know if this supplement is either safe or unsafe for pregnant women.
It should never be assumed that natural products are automatically safe for pregnant women. This is a mistake many pregnant women make. Pregnancy often limits the prescription and non-prescription drugs that are available for a woman to take. As a result, pregnant women often seek safe alternatives, sometimes assuming that herbal supplements are always safe. This is simply not the case. Herbal supplements can be marketed in the United States without any evidence that they are safe (or even effective) for anyone, including pregnant women.
If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to have a discussion with your healthcare provider before taking any medication or supplement, including grape seed extract. This is very important, even if you think your healthcare provider will not understand your choice or will discourage the use of alternative medicines.