It seems as if pregnant women today are aware of the many medical interventions there are, and they are more inclined to use holistic, natural forms of care before turning down the medical path. All of us want to avoid unnecessary interventions for ailments, and by utilizing natural alternatives for aches and pains, these interventions may potentially be avoided. One helpful trick is the use of herbs. "Herbs can provide substantial relief for common symptoms and concerns that arise during pregnancy and childbirth." However, some herbs are safe for pregnant women and others are not. This article, written by Dr. Aviva Romm, is very comprehensive and may help all you pregnant mamas know what to take and when, and which to avoid altogether.