A common question we encounter is whether deer antler velvet supplements are safe for women. More specifically, we also have many people ask us if taking antler velvet products is safe for pregnant women. Like all of these questions, our primary recommendation is to consult a licensed physician. That said, our non-clinical recommendation is to not take deer antler velvet if you are pregnant.
Taking Deer Antler Velvet During Pregnancy
We believe deer velvet, like many supplements, should be avoided while a woman is pregnant.
Pregnancy is a vulnerable time for a woman and her baby. While pure deer antler velvet is natural (Pure Velvet is at least), we still recommend that antler velvet supplements, along with many other products, are avoided while a woman is pregnant.
As always, please consult a physician before making any decision to take or not to take a supplement.
Please also note, the natural preservative used in Pure Velvet Extracts is organic grape alcohol. This ingredient provides another reason why we recommend avoiding use of deer antler velvet during pregnancy.
So I’ve been taking deer antler velvet for years. When I found out I was pregnant, I stopped taking my antler velvet and felt rather rundown. It’s always tough to say whether it was due to the antler velvet or the pregnancy. While I don’t think taking deer velvet supplements would be harmful, I agree with this post that it’s better to play it safe than sorry. When I have my next child, I will also likely stop taking all supplements again except for prenatal vitamins.