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#1 of 12 Old 04-21-2008, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I recently read somewhere that black licorice is a natural method to induce labor....well I think it worked for me.

Friday I went to Whole Foods and bought a bunch of it and some fresh pineapple and snacked on that most of the day. Well labor started out of the blue at 10:30pm and I delivered at 4am.

Anna Sophia was born in the water weighing in at a delicate 8lbs 13 ounces.

Just a note: pineapple and black licorice are really a gross combination.:Puke

Jennifer- mom to Nicholas (11), Ella (10), Andrew (8) and Anna Sophia (6)
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Congratulations!!!!



Can you buy this black licorice in a pill form?
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Congratulations on your new baby girl!!! Her name is beautiful.

(and I am going to go to Whole Foods, thank you)

Mama to twin girls Adele and Nadia, born 5/2008
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Congratulations!!!

Andrea fly-by-nursing2.gif - Mommy to DD1 ('05), DD2 ('08), DD3 (6/17/11) cd.gif homebirth.jpg

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Not from your DDC but it worked for me with ds1. I ate a ton of black licorice and went for a walk and my water broke 9 hrs later (mind you by that point I was 41+5 sooo........)
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Interesting...... of course I was JUST at the hfs. Maybe I can convince dh to stop on the way home from work.
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From what i understand licorice can raise your BP, so if you have BP problems you may want to be careful.
(i could be mistaken but just in case i thought i'd share)

: feminist mama to DD 04/08
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Yeah but you have to eat a ton of it for like 2 weeks to raise your BP.

Congrats on the baby! I am getting so jealous of all you mama's who've had thier babes. Well I have tried everything else, might as well try this right?
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Congrats mama!!!! :
welcome Anna!
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Congratulations!!
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oooh--I love black licorice Yogi tea but quit drinking it 4 years ago when trying to get pregnant with DS (my memory is fuzzy, but it does something with your hormones that didn't sound like a good thing for getting pregnant or nursing). This sounds like a great excuse to drink it again!

Congratulations!
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Congratulations on your baby girl! Love her name!
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