August 4, 2020 by Hedy Phillips

There’s a bit of a gray area when it comes to melatonin, because it’s not necessarily a drug or a hormone, so it’s not regulated by the FDA. For that specific reason, Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine, and director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals in Lincoln, doesn’t recommend it. “Melatonin in pregnancy isn’t advised at this time — we don’t know how the medication will impact fetal development or brain function,” she told POPSUGAR.

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