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Has anyone had experience with lemon verbena to induce labour? My m/w today suggested that she could give me a mixture of the stuff at my next appt to avoid a medical induction. Our conversation was interrupted before I could ask her more about it and google comes up with nothing...

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I used it with my second birth. i tried it first with castor oil at 41 + weeks or so..which didn't do anything but clean me out. then a week or so later i tried it again and it sent me right into labor (fast and furious 4 hours later i had a baby in my arms). my midwife swears by it for naturally inducing labor. its worth a try!

ETA: the reason it works so well is that it is a strong uterine stimulant. midwives in Europe supposedly use it much more frequently (im in Canada)

if you feel good, let that baby stay in longer. i felt totally safe when my girls went over 41 weeks ( i have had 2 of them do this) and it was only when we were over 42 weeks that my midwife really wanted me to have my babies..she said it was okay to go longer, but i was getting impatient by then.

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For this purpose, what form and dosage is it taken in?
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when i took it, it was in oil form, and i put .3-5 drops`( i think) into a smoothie..but please dont quote me. i could find the dosage from my midwife if needed.

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