Is melatonin okay while pregnant?

Has anyone used Melatonin while pregnant? I struggle with sleep and stopped taking my ambien when my husband and I were trying to conceive. Was wondering if anyone knows if melatonin is safe to use when pregnant.


Unisom is what they recommended for me. It helps with nausea too.

No its is not safe when pregnant

Unisom is what you are supposed to take. Metformin is a supplement and hasn’t been tested on pregnant women

My doctor said I could take unisome sleep aid or benydryl

Benadryl. I struggle with sleep as well and I take Benadryl every night. Melatonin never worked for me even before I became pregnant.

But just to be on the safe side, you should ask your doctor.

I lived on Benadryl through all three pregnancies

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I’m Lunesta needy! My dr told me Tylenol PM was fine

Benadryl (or the generic diphenhydramine).

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I was told it’s ok sometimes same as benadryl but no more then 3 nights in a row and you should not make a habit of it

Idk about melatonin given the fact the more you use it, the harder it is for you body to produce, or diphenhydramine…I would try valerian root if your doctor is okay with it.

I took Benadryl when I was pregnant. I don’t think melatonin is likely dangerous because it is the hormone our brain already produces to put us to sleep. But supplements can have all kinds of additives and it’s not really regulated.

Or sleepy time tea…I can’t remember who makes it.

I was taking Melatonin but it only helped me to fall asleep, not stay asleep. I’m now using Unisom and it works great!

Don’t think so, just ask your doctor or local pharmacist they would know

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I used unisom when I was pregnant. It helped.

Ask your doctor. Melatonin is a vitamin natural sleep aid its not a drug. But ask dr judt in case they want you to take something else

I was always told unisom or benadryl :woman_shrugging:

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I was told melatonin is okay. They also recommend Benadryl to help with sleep. But it can cause licer damage if you take it too often, so be careful.