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Melatonin During Pregnancy Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11

So, I have butchered my sleep schedule, and I cannot fall asleep for the life of me at a decent hour most nights.
Is it safe to take melatonin during pregnancy? And how much?
I asked my OB today and she freaken answered "yea it's fine" as she was walking out the door. (I am switching my OB today. I dgaf if my husband thinks her lack of personality matters. I want my questions answered.)
Anyway... I bought some, but now that I'm looking online I am seeing not-so-positive results. I was wondering if anyone can give any input on this?

[lak] Maine 11050 posts
25th Jun '11

Idk if it is but I know moms have used unisom and tylenol pm I believe.

Oh & that would piss me off to no end, I can not stand when doctors do that crap.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
25th Jun '11

It's naturally present in your body, so as long as your taking a small dose just once in a while, should be just fine.

Elena Juliette's Mommy 33 kids; Citrus Heights, California 1048 posts
25th Jun '11

I've heard you aren't supposed to, but two doctors I've seen as well as an advice nurse gave me the okay to use Tylenol PM or Benadryl.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
25th Jun '11

I don't know but would love to know what answers you get. I am freaked out cause I was taking ambian in my first trimester a few times. I also was taking melatonin I stopped when I found out I was pregnant but I sure miss a good night sleep. I don't feel right about taking anything though because I just feel like I am giving it to my baby.

user banned Spread Eagle, Wisconsin 18518 posts
25th Jun '11

The bottle I had said NOT to take it during pregnancy, so I didn't.

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11

Yea, she also said Tylenol PM is okay (she did manage to fit that in before she walked off lol) but I can't take benedryl, I'm allergic :?

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Elena Juliette's Mommy:" I've heard you aren't supposed to, but two doctors I've seen as well as an advice nurse gave me the okay to use Tylenol PM or Benadryl."


I wasn't planning on too much. Starting with 1mg... Ugh. I wish she would have stayed and talked to me. My head hurts and I want to sleep :(

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting babyblock:" I don't know but would love to know what answers you get. I am freaked out cause I was taking ambian ... [snip!] ... miss a good night sleep. I don't feel right about taking anything though because I just feel like I am giving it to my baby."


I'm sure you will be fine :) Usually the avoiding stuff is precautionary... Lots of things happen during pregnancy, our babies are resilient :)

Elena Juliette's Mommy 33 kids; Citrus Heights, California 1048 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting roliepolieolie:" I wasn't planning on too much. Starting with 1mg... Ugh. I wish she would have stayed and talked to me. My head hurts and I want to sleep :("

That sucks. I've noticed that a lot of OBs are like that, too. That's why I switched to a midwife. I'm never seeing an OB during a pregnancy again lol



Maybe go for Tylenol PM for a night or two to get your sleep schedule on?

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting *Lisamaroo*:" The bottle I had said NOT to take it during pregnancy, so I didn't."


Mine doesn't even say to consult a doctor lol. The only warning it has is if you are on a sedative and how it's hard to operate machinery.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting roliepolieolie:" I wasn't planning on too much. Starting with 1mg... Ugh. I wish she would have stayed and talked to me. My head hurts and I want to sleep :("


I think your probably OK for this one night since your Dr did say ok and you are not doing it every night. Tylenol is also very safe. I have to take it often for my back and numerous drs have said its just fine.

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting Elena Juliette's Mommy:" That sucks. I've noticed that a lot of OBs are like that, too. That's why I switched to a midwife. I'm ... [snip!] ... I'm never seeing an OB during a pregnancy again lol Maybe go for Tylenol PM for a night or two to get your sleep schedule on?"


Yea, I'm actually planning to switch to a midwife! I'm super excited I found some that will be covered, and the hospital is near where we are moving. I'm not so thrilled about being in a hospital but... It's a compromise, I guess, since my husband wants me in a hospital with an OB lol.



I am allergic to Benedryl :(

Princess Nadia 19 kids; Oklahoma 2523 posts
25th Jun '11
Quoting [lak]:" Idk if it is but I know moms have used unisom and tylenol pm I believe. Oh & that would piss me off to no end, I can not stand when doctors do that crap."


Never heard of Unisom :)



And yea... When I tried to explain why I didn't like her, he said "why does it matter if she is a good doctor?" ... I don't really know if she's a good doctor or not.

Done with Drama 2 kids; California 8183 posts
25th Jun '11

Since it is already present in your body, I'd start by taking the lowest dose you can and go from there. I think I read somewhere not to exceed 3mg. I would be worried about being hooked on it. I take benedryl every night before bed and have for awhile, otherwise I toss and turn. I am a very light sleeper so if I dont take something, I never fall into the deep sleep.