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24/04/2008, 04:34 PM
Has anyone tried clary sage oil to bring labour on? I am 40 wks plus 3 days and do not wish to be induced. My sister inlaw says it worked for her and i have been having such bad pains that i can barely walk so i was hoping there are more people out there who have tried clary sage and it worked for them. I just dont want to get my hopes up if it hasn't worked for most people.
25/04/2008, 11:16 AM
My sister used it on me a fair bit from 39 to 41 weeks as a was totally over being pregnant and was also concerned about my son being too big and it did nothing but give me a headache, a friend of my sisters is a dooler and told her to massage it into my temples and sides of my carves and around the arches of my feet and it actually hurt a lot but I was determined so put up with it to no avail but on a funny note it brought my sisters period on almost a week early so I guess it did have the desired effect just on the wrong person.
In the end I went two weeks over and had a huge bub. My husband was no help at all, I told him to finish what he had started and take me to bed for some sympathy sex but he wouldn't have a bar of it saying he was frightened he'd break my water and harm the baby, look I love my husband but "bloody idiot" !!! really.
I'd go for the lots of sex and/or orgasims if you can and up your fibre intake, strong bowel moments and contractions can sometimes bring it on, oh and really scary movies, I know sounds odd but I've heard of it sending women into labour and an edge of your seat Swans football match gave me 3 hours of mildly painful contractions although it didn't eventuate into full blown labour, it certainly had an effect.
Nipple stimulation is another method, but lets face it you have to do it for hours and who can be bothered.
If all else fails there is a special concoction doolers swear by available from a few health food shops that bring it on and apparently it's quite safe, unfortunately I don't know the name of it so you might have to ask around, it's an oral thing.
Good luck hope this little one doesn't keep you waiting too long.
25/04/2008, 11:25 AM
All natural therapies are best when combined. It will work better when you bombard your system. So use it with other things like long walks, bumpy drives, sex, hot curry, nipple stimulation etc.
Another one is an acupressure point on the outside of your little toe just at the side near the bottom corner of the nail. Using a matchstick to massage that spot is supposed to bring on labour.
I was induced at home using herbs, homeopathics and nipple stimulation(which I did myself). It worked a treat but my midwife swears that all together is better than one thing alone.
25/04/2008, 11:36 AM
When I started having some contractions (very, very early labour) Clary sage worked a treat in bringing on the contractions and sustaining them. When I was over the smell (it's quite overpowering) the contractions eased off.
I would advise you mix some in a carrier oil and massage on your tummy for a start. When I was in hospital - the midwife just gave me some on a cotton ball and got me to hold it near my face.
I doubted it's usefulness until i threw it away and the contractions eased off!!!
25/04/2008, 02:05 PM
I used clary sage, curry, nipple stimulation, loooong walks, sex, visualisation, repeated acupuncture. NOTHING worked. Including my medical induction. I ended up having an emergency caesarean at 41+3 weeks. Bubs never engaged and the cervix was high and tight as Fort Knox.
It may work for some but I believe it only will if your cervix is ripe and the baby is ready.
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