Adding 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bath water can help you sleep better. Never take any medication, including over-the-counter (OTC) medicines or supplements, during pregnancy without talking to your doctor first. There are also other over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids that are considered safe for occasional use during pregnancy, including Unisom, Tylenol PM, Sominex, and Nytol. However, always check with your doctor before taking this or any other herbal supplement. Prescription medications for pregnant women with severe insomnia or anxiety Prescription sleep aids should be avoided in late pregnancy as they can cause respiratory and muscle tone problems in infants exposed to these medications.
Quinn earned her degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and was previously president of the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians.