Inducing labor with Black Cohosh?

Tanto_6988 - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Do you have to mix Black and Blue Cohosh or can you just use Black Cohosh to induce labor?

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Carolyn - posted on 03/06/2009

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I used black cohosh but it took 4 days to work. The lady at the health store told me how many to take. I had very intense labour with this but it only lasted 4 hours with 6 min of pushing. I also drank one cup of rasberry tea each day for one month.

Chelsea - posted on 06/15/2012

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My friend took Blue cohosh and went into labor about an hour later! But it did make her throw up.I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I plan on taking it at 39 weeks. My doctor has his wife take it at the end of her pregnancies because he says it makes labor shorter.

Chani - posted on 03/06/2009

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I used just the Blue Cohosh tincture. I started  it at 1:00pm and took a few drops in tea every 4 hours as directed. I did this til 8:00 and no labor. I went to bed frustrated because I was a week late and wanted this baby out. Well at 7:30 in the morning when I woke up I was in active labor. The Bule Cohosh Def works! The only thing I have bad to say is that I beleive it made my contractions and labor itself much more aggressive than a labor without it. I have nothing to compare it too, I guess I could just have extremly aggressive labors.  But if your overdue and want that baby out, Def take it! Best of Luck!

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Sarah - posted 6 days ago

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Amber, none of these items are FDA regulated so be very careful. I get that you are uncomfortable and want to get the show on the road but why can't you let nature take its course? If you are really miserable, have you discussed induction with your doctor?

Amber - posted 6 days ago

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how much did you take? it says 20 drops did you have to take that much? Also i was wondering if u mixed it with the black cohosh? and was it liquid that you took?

Amber - posted 6 days ago

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I dont think so i am going to go get the blue cohosh right now i read that the black cohosh is just to help you when you go into labor to make it happen faster but if you want to go into labor then i read blue cohosh and i would buy the liquid so that it works quicker

Amber - posted 6 days ago

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I am trying to get my labor moving along what will help me go into labor as quick as possible cause i am really uncomfortable

Mary - posted on 03/06/2009

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I have not heard that black cohosh induces labor, I have heard that it makes contractions less painfull and that once labor has started it helps move things along faster.

Ashley - posted on 03/06/2009

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i dint try either of these but i have a friend that is amish and she swears by just black cohosh but they lady at the herbal store wouldn't sell it to me she said it was dangerous for pregnant women i used rasberry leaf tea the real stuff and i went into labor but my dr said it was just time do magic tea

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i did the accupressure thing n my feet because theres points ther tha made u go into labour an woke nxt mornin in labour i was fed up of being pregnat (had a bad pregnancy) an tried everythin else but this seemed to work with 10 - 12 hrs



 

Katie - posted on 03/06/2009

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i tried both and all they made me do was puke...lol however what did work was acupressure. if you get online and see which points youre not suposed to push while youre preggers, well they are the ones to use! lol  the most effective for inducing labor are  called "joining the valley" and what you do is: hold your hand with your palm facing away from you, with your other hand find the muscle in between your index finger and thumb. push on it and hold for 30 second intervels. the other one is in your ankle, just above your heel and right behind your ankle joint. grab the space between the tendon and bone and use the same method as the previous spot. these two things helped me soooo much. i was 8 days late and needed to b not preggers nemore. we used these points and about 8 hours later i was in full blown labor. i would try these before the cohosh, cuz they really taste HORRIBLE and i didnt find them as effective. hope this helps

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