CoQ10 and Pregnancy
Women are generally advised to avoid CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) during pregnancy, unless told otherwise by their healthcare provider. There is no scientific evidence that CoQ10 is safe or unsafe for pregnant women. Although the body naturally produces CoQ10, it does not automatically mean that supplements are safe to take. If you are already taking CoQ10 and pregnancy occurs, be sure to let your healthcare provider know.
CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is a dietary supplement that is used to promote general health and to treat a variety of different medical conditions. It is not known if CoQ10 is safe for use during pregnancy.
There is no evidence to suggest that CoQ10 is either safe or unsafe for pregnant women. Even though CoQ10 is a substance that is naturally produced by the human body, it does not automatically mean that it is safe for use during pregnancy. Until more information is available, it may be a good idea to avoid CoQ10 supplements if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, unless your healthcare provider recommends that you take it for a specific medical reason, such as a documented CoQ10 deficiency.
Pregnancy is not a time to be experimenting with supplements or medications. It is best to stick with products that are known to be safe for pregnant women. As a dietary supplement that has been studied very little in pregnant women, CoQ10 is not one of these products.
If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to have a discussion with your healthcare provider before taking any medication or supplement, including CoQ10. Do not assume that CoQ10 is automatically safe for use in pregnancy just because it is a dietary supplement.