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good for a laugh

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So, I'm looking through websites for natural methods to induce labor, and came across this article that some of my fellow "natural mamas" might enjoy mocking.... http://www.webmd.com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done

 

Among other gems was this little paragraph:

 

"Acupuncture might help bring on labor, but it's too soon to say. In parts of Asia, it has been used for centuries to jump-start labor."

 

Um...so it's been used for centuries, but it's still too soon to say?  When will it be not too soon to say, a couple of millennia down the road?! 

 

Or how about this one-- "The only safe and reliable methods for starting labor involve medications given at the hospital."  Hm, so much for homebirthers, I guess our labor will just never start.  :D

 

I like to think of one of my birth books (I forget which one) in which the author wisely pointed out that if there's not a lot of money to be made on something (e.g. castor oil), there's probably not going to be a lot of funding available for research on that topic either!  Which leads to statements like "There are no proven non-medical ways for inducing labor naturally."

 

Sigh.

post #2 of 4

"The only safe and reliable methods for starting labor involve medications given at the hospital" - what a bunch of BS, I am so tired of people saying that everything that hospitals consider "standard procedure" is safe. Pisses me off to no end!

 

I have seen more than enough women on here have luck with cohosh and castor oil to convince me (though most have been pretty miserable after the fact, but it worked). I got DD3 out with sex, I have no doubt about that working!! Not that I would recommend it because it went from manageable to miserable within an hour. In the end neither natural or medical will workif the body isn't ready. With natural methods the result is, huh it didn't work. Medical the result is c/s due to lack of progress. I think I'll take my chances with natural methods :p

post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by OceansEve View Post

With natural methods the result of failure is, huh it didn't work. 

 

Exactly! The hospital methods will definately result in a baby, even if the drug or whatever fails.  If you try a couple natural methods, it can't hurt (walking is kinda on the list of to-dos anyway) and if it helps, all the better.  I know several things I did that helped, and yes, walking was one of them.

 

""I think sex is a great idea," Stein agrees. Make sure... your doctor or midwife has given you the green light."  Ooops, we forgot to ask permission at the appointment, I guess its no for this month!  And really, did they need to INCLUDE DIRECTIONS in the article?  Really?  Like, gee, how did we all end up here anyway....

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Originally Posted by fayebond View Post

 

  And really, did they need to INCLUDE DIRECTIONS in the article?  Really?  Like, gee, how did we all end up here anyway....

 

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