Attitude and use of traditional medicines among pregnant women in Nigeria

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Attitude and use of traditional medicines among pregnant women in Nigeria

The use of herbal medicines by pregnant women in Nigeria was seen to be quite high. Many patients have confidence in the efficacy of herbal remedies and found them helpful as a cost effective and accessible alternative treatment. Health care providers, especially those that are involved in ante-natal, pre-natal and post partum care should therefore be aware of evidence regarding potential benefits or harm of herbal medicinal agents when used by pregnant women, since many of these herbal remedies are self -prescribed based on the women’s own information or belief.

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