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Black Cohosh

Have you tried it to induce labor and did it work?

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Asked by amsjrsmom2 at 7:13 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Not safe! Why risk yours and your baby's health?

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:17 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Did I say anywhere in my question that I was wanting to try it or anything?

    Comment by amsjrsmom2 (original poster) at 7:21 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Why would you ask the question if you weren't thinking about using it?

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:22 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • SleepingBeauteeeeeee wake up. It is too safe.
    I used it twice, and it worked both times. My babies were both almost 2 weeks overdue. You can PM me if you want;)

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 7:33 PM on Mar. 27, 2011



    Warning about using black cohosh to induce labor

    Because black cohosh hasn't been properly researched by doctors, its effectiveness cannot be guaranteed, but there have been severe side effects reported for some women, especially if not used properly. Prolonged bleeding and post-partum haemorrhage have been connected at times with the use of black cohosh."


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:39 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • "There have also been reports of black and blue cohosh used together causing neurological problems with the baby.

    Therefore before embarking upon any regime using herbs, do talk to your doctor or midwife first and seek their medical advice."


    Sorry, not worth the risk for my baby or I. By all means take the risk if you think it is worth it.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:40 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • It is used to induce a miscarriage.

    Answer by dancer at 7:41 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • No. I figure I'd let nature do what it is supposed to do. I never tried to induce myself. Black/Blue Cohosh should only be used under medical supervision. Natural does not always mean safe. Personally I would not take the risks associated with use.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Definitely too risky to use without professional supervision.
    Not worth it because if we are still pregnant there is a reason and unnecessary interventions = unnecessary risks.
    Babies don't need those risks!

    Answer by doulala at 10:50 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • nope, haven't tried it

    Answer by asil at 12:06 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

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