My midwife wants me to start taking 5w. Anyone have experience with it? It's supposed to be a mixture of herbs to help get body ready for labor. It has: Black Cohosh Root (Cimicifuga racemosa), Squaw Vine Herb (Mitchella repens), Dong Quai Root (Angelica sinensis), Butcher’s Broom Root (Ruscus aculeatus), Red Raspberry Leaves (Rubus idaeus)
Mother of 3, welcomed a new baby girl July 2011
No experience here but my midwife personally doesn't like using those things that have squaw vine, the cohoshes, Dong Quai etc. The one birth I did take something weeks beforehand (homeopathic matrigin) was a very fast birth, painless but my son had mec and I attributed that to putting him under stress from the labor augmenting homeopathic but that was just my gut feeling. The only thing I use pre birth (just started a few days ago) is arnica.
Edited to add: It came! I started taking it with dinner tonight. Lets hope it does what it needs to do because I need this baby to be ready to come out (preferably before my evil induction date).
I ordered it off Amazon, but good grief it's taking forever to come. I bet I'll give birth before it comes.
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