Pumping to induce labor?? - page 2

A friend of mine who is 8 days overdue, was told by her midwife that pumping with a breast pump can help induce labor. It makes sense to me, but that is the first I ever heard of it. Anyone familiar... Read More

  1. by   tam2010
    i am 39 weeks and 50 % effaced i am about 3 centimeters and my contractions have stopped completly. i tried walking, castor oil, blue and black cohosh and nothing . so i have me a breast pump im going to try it and see ill leave a comment of how it turns out.
  2. by   klone
    Quote from tam2010
    i am 39 weeks and 50 % effaced i am about 3 centimeters and my contractions have stopped completly. i tried walking, castor oil, blue and black cohosh and nothing . so i have me a breast pump im going to try it and see ill leave a comment of how it turns out.
    We cannot give medical advice.

    You're only 39 weeks. It sounds to me like your baby is not ready to come yet.

    You need to talk to your doctor or midwife about taking potentially dangerous herbs to bring on labor. Induction should be done in a controlled setting with regular monitoring of baby's wellbeing.

    Just because they're herbs does not mean they're not potentially dangerous (and I am a former herbalist, so I'm not just speaking as a medically-minded ignoramus of all things natural).
  3. by   lovingtheunloved
    Quote from klone
    We cannot give medical advice.

    You're only 39 weeks. It sounds to me like your baby is not ready to come yet.

    You need to talk to your doctor or midwife about taking potentially dangerous herbs to bring on labor. Induction should be done in a controlled setting with regular monitoring of baby's wellbeing.

    Just because they're herbs does not mean they're not potentially dangerous (and I am a former herbalist, so I'm not just speaking as a medically-minded ignoramus of all things natural).
    Nowhere in her post did she ASK for medical advice.
  4. by   klone
    You're right, it just felt like that's where it was heading, seeing as how this is her first post here.

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