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herbal induction

Last post 08-07-2009 9:39 PM by majikfaerie. 1 replies.
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  • 08-01-2009 10:40 PM

    herbal induction

    In those rare cases when induction IS indicated what herbal induction protocols you find safe and successful?

    Did any of you ever used this protocol http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/herbalInduction.html

    What do you think of it.

    I know that inductions are not to be taken easy, but there are situations where there is not much choice (HBP, IUGR and such).

    Thank you in advance

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  • 08-07-2009 9:39 PM In reply to

    Re: herbal induction

    I've had good results using a similar protocol. There is more information in Anne Frye's Holistic Midwivery.

    In those rare cases where an induction truly is indicated, I would use a natural induction as a preference, but considering the mother's and baby's physical state, and with an understanding that if the herbal induction fails, we would transfer for a chemical one at the hospital. Ultimately, I would spend a lot of energy in making sure the mother had as much information as we can get to make a truly informed choice.

    Jesus was born unassisted!
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