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Does drinking green tea help induce labor

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Tea: If you think it is going to work. Can not imagine it tasting very good.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
TCM: Although not everyone agrees - acupuncture has been used to induce labor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
No: Women have been looking for ways to induce labor for centuries. By "term" 40 weeks of pregnancy, most women are quite ready to go into labor, but th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: Labor induction depends alot on the exact situation. If your doctor felt that the risks of continuing the pregnancy outweigh the risks of induction th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: There is a theory that since there are prostaglandins in semen, and since certain prostaglandins can induce labor, that having sex can either chemical... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: The body induces labor, laxatives give you diarrhea. This is old wives tale and laxatives are a crappy way to sometimes be sent home not in labor be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: Pineapple does not induce labor. Food Poisoning or Urinary tract infections can give you some contractions and may lead you into preterm labor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Diarrhoea: Castor Oil gives you diarrhea and tends to give you false labor which is irritating. Castor Oil may give some other associated side effects. Please co... Read More
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