well, i'm 3cm and 100% effaced.. with my 2nd child. Has anyone ever used black cohosh to get their labor started? Doctors told me it was ok to try, but i'm wondering if anyone has had any positive experience using it. Did your labor progress or not?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy
have used Blue and Black Cohosh with two of my pregnancies... had success both times... do not use a capsuled form, but rather, a tincture (available at most vitamin/healthfood stores).... it does not work in a matter of minutes, and it helped very much by your remaining ACTIVE, if you're simply sitting around, or lying in a bed, it's best to forgo the usage. one warning- it may give you loose stools, which is good, it will clean you out good and well before the baby comes. FYI, with my 3rd, i labored for literally a week, making daily progress- slow but sure intense and regular contractions. it was as though my body stalled out on me (other circumstances involved) and after using the Blue and Black Cohosh, it finally kicked things into gear... i walked for almost 36 straight hours, trying to get that booger out!!! then all of a sudden was in transition, felt that rush of endorphins... any way, yes the cohosh helps.
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Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:30 PM on Mar. 6, 2009
...continued... red raspberry leaf tea will not induce labor, what it does is build up the red blood cell count in prep for labor, and should be consumed during the duration of the pregnancy, and in the weeks following. acupressure can cause a number of unpleasantness's if it is administered improperly... but like the Cohosh or Goldenseal, a calculated risk that has more benefits than potential harm. also wearing low cut underwear or jeans that press just above the pelvis will prevent the baby from dropping, or cause it to move into a less than desirable position... so those low cut maternity jeans, not such a good thing late in the game. there are many, many more things that can be done to stimulate contractions, but you are right, when the baby is cooked, it'll have had enough and make an appearance... but towards the end, it really is pointless to try and sleep in agony, when you CAN help things along.
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:39 PM on Mar. 6, 2009