How to Naturally Induce Labor?
Black cohosh and Blue cohosh
Taken together, these two herbs assist labor from the time the baby has dropped. They should be taken together as the blue cohosh gets the contractions going and black cohosh makes the contractions rhythmic. This makes labor easier and the contractions become consistent and regular. But it is important to take both herbs together for the best effect. They help relieve pain and soothe irritation of the uterus and cervix.
Take 8 to 10 drops of the tincture either sub-lingually (place under the tongue and let it dissolve) or drink with water.
In order to stimulate labor contractions, start with 5 drops of black cohosh under the tongue and then alternate with 5 drops of blue cohosh and stop after alternating them four times.
These two herbs help initiate labor by stimulating contractions. They also help the after birth come out. Begin with 5 drops of two herbs combined, this can be increased to 8 to 10 drops. Repeat every 20 to 30 minutes but stop after you have taken the drops 4 times.
Attention – do not stimulate contractions until the baby’s head is engaged (has dropped into the pelvic cavity).Using these two herbs to start labor increases the possibility of ruptured membranes which, in turn, increases the possibility of a prolapsed cord.
Natural Ways to Induce Labor
- Drink it for 2 to 3 weeks before and during the delivery, because it makes labor much easier and painless.
- To make delivery easier – Mix equal parts of black haw, red raspberry, partridge berry, blessed thistle and licorice or sarsaparilla. Make a tea and drink it just before delivery.
- Preparation at time of delivery – Add two parts each of lemon balm, lavender and basil and one part each of pansy flowers and borage. Alternately drink this tea, with a tea of red raspberry leaf.
- Labor is complete when the placenta is expelled out and for this angelica root is a powerful uterine stimulant. It helps expel the retained placenta. 8 to 10 drops of the tincture should be taken sublingually. Repeat if necessary.