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does drinking green tea help induce labor

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No evidence: There is no evidence proving that ginger tea will be an effective form of labor induction. It may not be harmful though, so you are welcome to continu ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful, BUT: Consuming large quantities of chamomile alcohol extract might induce labor, so it's not recommended in pregnancy. Chamomile tea is much, much wea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tea: If you think it is going to work. Can not imagine it tasting very good.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No recommended: Castor oil is not recommended. It is horribly unpleasant and also ineffective.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Escobar
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
No: Its all about balance. Coffee in moderate amounts (less than 2 cups a day or less than 200 mg a day) are safe before and during pregnancy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
35 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Green tea is a herbal anti inflammatory but probably won't do much for gingivitis. There is usually a cause for gingivitis and until the cause is trea ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Acne: I am not aware of studies that looked green tea to prevent acne. I know of some green tea drinkers who have acne and they were drinking green tea bef ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably not: First, PLEASE do NOT try to induce labor if it is not yet your due date. When your baby is ready it will start the process. But if you're past your du ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: Green tea is an antioxidant used to reduce serum cholesterol levels. It may also be of value with cancer treatment, may limit damage from exposure to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Be careful...: Green tea extract causes hepatocellular necrosis (it melts your liver!) via polyphenolic catechins, the same compounds that give the extract its putat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Green tea: I can not tell you if this specific brand of tea is helpful. However, sipping warm green tea is one thing that you can do to help reduce menstrual cra ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Water and tea: Drinking fluids can give you a full feeling a in a small way can help you lose weight.
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Carter
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nope: The truth is .. . . We don't really know the magic that starts labor. If we did, we would be able to stop preterm labor and be able to start labor in ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably Not: Green tea certainly has anti-oxidant properties, but most do not have the anti-inflammatory properties that reduce fevers. (however, the liquids will ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not to any extent: It may be healthy, but it really doesn't cause you to lose a significant amount of weight. Don't believe everything you hear on tv or read on the inte ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drinking excess : green tea can make one sick. Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitchi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe.: Only if it replaces other calories or keeps you from eating. Caffeine of any sort can diminish appetite a bit. But does not consistently lead to weigh ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
If switching drinks: If you are going from a lot of sweetened beverages to unsweetened iced tea then this may help, but the tea in and of itself likely will have little ef ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Seems to reduce risk: More research is needed but there is good reason to believe that consuming green tea reduces risk of kidney stones- see http://www.Webmd.Com/kidney-st ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (suppl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mild effect: The weight loss effects of green tea are very mild. You really need to put emphasis on physical activity, reduced calories, good nutrition, hydration ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Negative: No.
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