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black/blue Cohosh

anyone use it to help jump start labor or know more about it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • Black cohosh is associated with breast cancer, prolonged bleeding and liver damage. There are also reports of babies born with heart problems and neurological problems associated with cohosh. I wouldn't recommend it.

    Answer by musicpisces at 10:46 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Yeah DON'T. It's way to risky and if you end up needing a c-section you're increasing the chance that you will bleed out.
    Like many potent herbs, Blue Cohosh is a potential poison. Thus, instead of self-care with potentially toxic herbs, seek the guidance of an experienced herbalist. Some herbalists are specialized in pregnancy care, while other medical practitioners could take a hard line, saying that pregnant women should only use food herbs, not medicinal herbs. Also you should know blue cohosh has been linked to heart problems in the baby. The herbs are not recommended unless you are past 40 weeks gestation.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:25 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

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