OH...I pre-warn you, I just took my 1st two capsules and this sh*t smells awful! LOL
Did you talk to your ob about taking this? Anyway, it sounds very good! Let me know how it goes...other than the smell! lol
yea... Im all about an easy labor... smile. I have been reading alot about the natural herbs, but have chickened out..I know about the red raspberry and the black cohosh... let me know.. Ill ask my ob in the morning and see what he says. I know there were a few that you really need to watch out for... being pregnant and all... make sure you do your homework...
I'm 37 weeks today and starting to take Fenugreek. Its used to increase milk supply and it also stimulates contractions, not safe to take before 37 weeks because it can put you into early labor.
is used to induce labor in some countries.
anyway...starting to take it today.
Yes I checked w/ OB! He's from India and he mentioned that all of these herbs are used in his country to induce labor. He told me since I was just hitting 35wks not to start them for another couple of weeks but I'm hard-headed and of course I dont listen. I need to get this baby out now. I told him in the process of having a healthy baby we also need a healthy mama and right now mama's peace of mind is shot.
prayerful wife - did he mention fenugreek too?
update: took 2 of the fenugreek thismorning... (before this i was getting 4-5 contractions an hour)
i've just started getting many more, and they are long.
don't know if they are from the fenugreek, or my long walk this morning... or any gazillion other reasons.
also when i woke up there was a perfect round wet spot on my sheet, i was leaking milk. i guess my body is ready... i can't wait to squeeze this puppy out!
stephie 37 weeks.
Fenugreek Seed for Increasing Milk Supply
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) appears to be the herb that is most often used to increase milk supply. It is an excellent galactagogue, and has been used as such for centuries. In one study of ten women, "the use of fenugreek significantly increased volume of breastmilk" [Swafford 2000].
Mothers generally notice an increase in production 24-72 hours after starting the herb, but it can take two weeks for others to see a change.
meli meli - right, it also stimlulates contracts... (the reason why you can't take it in early pregnancy, because you'd get contractions way too soon and miscarry because baby isn't fully developed)
contracts ... meant to say contractions
Aren't you guys kind of scared of this stuff?
Also, I thought the baby's lungs were not always fully developed right at 37 weeks?
That said, I am DYING to get this kid out of here!
I asked the ob yesterday.. he has seen many bad reactions on all the herbs.. not to take them.. ?
just wanted you to know.. sry