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So if blue cohosh is too risky...what about Black cohosh?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Oh I forgot to mention, which may be the reason for your inquiry, that drinking excessive amounts such as I reccomended after 37 weeks (the considered fullterm gestation) can bring on and strengthen your contrations... I also swear by this because I increased my intake of it at 37 wks becasue I was so ready to get her out!!!! and I gave birth at 38 weeks.

    Answer by marchma2b at 11:26 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • No it's the same risks however some say it is helpful during menopause.... I recommend (and so did m midwife) Red rasberry leaf tea: in moderation through out your whole pregnancy. (it's also good for menstral cramps). increase your intake of it in your third trimester 2-3 cups a day and once you hit the safe zone (37 wks +) drink like 6-8 cups a day (I made a pitcher a day by then and drank it iced, sweetened with honey) it strengthens your pelvic floor (I swear by it, pushed my dd out in ten-15 mins..... 2 contractions) and it helps with post-pardom bleeding.

    Answer by marchma2b at 11:19 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Also, it is good for fertility for both men and women trying to conceive!

    Answer by marchma2b at 11:20 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • It's a strong herb... and I believe it's just as strong as the blue. What are you wanting to use it for? If it's to stimulate labor ask your doc first to see if you should use herbs... or at least an herbalist. Someone who knows how much you should be taking and how often.

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 11:22 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • OP

    well we're pretty sure my doc wants the baby out soon
    i dont want to do the whole pitocin thing
    but i will ask my doctor before

    thanks ladies

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Regardless enducing labor produces stronger contractions...

    Answer by OneToughMami at 1:51 AM on Nov. 2, 2009

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