Can Cinnamon Cause a Miscarriage?

Cinnamon, when used in small culinary amounts typically found in food and beverages, is generally considered safe for most pregnant women. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that consuming normal culinary quantities of cinnamon can cause a miscarriage.

However, certain forms of cinnamon, such as large doses of cinnamon supplements or concentrated cinnamon oil, contain higher levels of coumarin, a natural compound that can be toxic to the liver and may have other adverse effects. High levels of coumarin during pregnancy have been associated with potential risks, including possible harm to the developing fetus. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid consuming large amounts of cinnamon supplements or concentrated cinnamon oil during pregnancy.

As with any dietary or herbal supplement, it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified prenatal care provider before using cinnamon supplements or any other herbs during pregnancy. They can provide guidance on safe and appropriate consumption based on your individual health needs.

If you have concerns about your diet or any aspect of your pregnancy, seeking professional advice can help ensure that you and your baby stay healthy throughout the pregnancy.