Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red Raspberry leaf and Evening primrose oil??

                 Anyone tried this? I wonder if any of this will really work?
red raspberry leaf-  Many midwives report that red raspberry leaf aids in focusing the pre-labor contractions that help a woman’s uterus to prepare for delivery. The high vitamin and mineral content help replace those lost via blood loss during delivery. Also, the alkaloids will continue toning the uterus as it returns to its usual size. In some women, the high mineral content may even help their milk to come in. It also contains fragrine, an alkaloid which help tone the muscles of the pelvic region including the uterus. This allows the uterus to contract more powerfully and effectively during labor.

evening primrose oil- Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method for softening the cervix. Most go to the medical methods of stripping the membranes or inducing labor with prostaglandins or pitocin.


  1. Yes I have tried it. I tried almost everything with Sienna. It didn't work for me. Honestly, the best thing to start labor and the ripening of your cervix is just plain old sex. The sperm does both.

  2. If you're looking to start labor...I agree, sex. Thing is, nothing is going to work unless your body is pretty close to being ready. These things, including sex will only speed it up a day or maybe a couple.