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Does Raspberry Tea Help Induce Labor
Doubtful, BUT: Consuming large quantities of chamomile alcohol extract might induce labor, so it's not recommended in pregnancy. Chamomile tea is much, much weaker and is not likely to induce labor. However, some have connected premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus with maternal chamomile tea drinking: http://tinyurl.Com/lde4mfr safer teas include lemon balm, peppermint, raspberry leaf, etc. ...Read more
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 due date and uncomfortable various folk remedies may help. Manzanilla tea may help during labor but is not known to start it. See http://www.natural-pregnancy-midwife.com/ways-to-induce-labor.html & http://tinyurl.com/q6q3n2x for other ideas Good luck! ...Read more
No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home without consultation with your provider. Karo syrup will likely just cause elevated blood sugars and i would avoid it, in pregnancy...And in life, really. ...Read more
Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB , you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary , it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more
TCM: Ginger root has been used in traditional chinese medicine to induce menstruation that is delayed. It has also been used in the treatment of excessively heavy periods. Recommend that you consult with an alternative medicine physician if considering use of high dose ginger to induce period. I always advise patients to also discuss use of herbals with their primary medical provider. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence or scientific rationale behind that so don't depend on that tea to help in any way. ...Read more
It doesn't and isn't: Red Raspberry leaf tea MAY help build up Uterine and Pelvic muscle tone, improving the Labor experience. Also, taking the tea in moderation from the 2nd trimester on can provide Vit. C, Vit. B, Vit. B and Magnesium, all essential for pregnant women. Studies have not found this tea to bring Labor on at all. It is not advised to use more than 1 cup/day in the first trimester, if at all. Ask OB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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