Just had to share this with you. I just came from an herbal shop and here's what I learned about natural ways to induce labor without the use of castor oil which has been known to cause the baby to pass meconuim....
The natural herb is known as 5-W. It contains:
***1) Black cohosh- alleviates the pain and distress associated w/ pregnancy and stimulates uterine contractions.
2) Butcher's broom- aids in the treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins, cramps, and edema during and after pregnancy.
3) **** quai- helps tone a weak uterus, clears blockage, restores fertility, ensures an easy delivery by providing smooth muscle-relaxing qualities.
***4) Red rasberry- promotes easier labor by strengthening the muscle of the uterus and enhancing the force of contractions thus quickening childbirth. Promotes expulsion of the placenta and decreases postpartum bleeding.
5) Squawvine- helps relieve labor pains, nervous exhaustion, and irritability. Also believed to increase breast-milk production.
*** The best qualities!
I'm going to start on this tonight and within the next couple of days start charting the progress to let you guys know how it's working!