Herbal doesnâ€™t mean safe
I took this on advice of my relative whoâ€™s a midwife
I had a healthy pregnancy. No dramas. Perfect report cards, but I wanted as efficient a labour and delivery as possible and was advised in later stages to take this, and red raspberry leaf tea by my sister in law who is a midwife. 1 week in, my blood pressure started creeping up, to the point I was taken in to hospital with suspected preeclampsia a week prior to my due date. I also got Bells Palsy in my face. I didnâ€™t want to be induced so begged the hospital to let me out to relax before I saw if I could go into labour myself, I told them about the herbal supplements I took and said can we see if I stop, if that makes a difference. Within 2 days my BP started dropping to safe levels again and I was in labour 3 days after. This stuff has Black Cohosh in which is used to dispose of unwanted pregnancy in early stages. Itâ€™s also not for use for people who are close to being pre/or hypertensive. For the record after all the talk of dilation and efficient labours, I ended up 16 hours later with an emergency c section for failure to progress. Weigh up your options and if this is your first baby, let your body try itâ€™s own way first. Maybe it wasnâ€™t the pills that helped, maybe your body just did itâ€™s thing well.