Question??

I heard about this particular herb called "Fenugreek" It is used to promote increased breastmilk, but I also heard it can jump start labor? Has anyone heard about this before?

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Latosha BalkmanColumbus, Georgia
    08/25/14
    I've heard of fenugreek, but not about it jumpstarting labor. I know evening primrose oil can.
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      8Theresa Gould
      Here's what Shonda Parker had to say about it:

      "Fenugreek and Breastfeeding
      Q. I'm pregnant and nursing and wondered if it's okay to drink fenugreek tea (which helps boost the milk production) and mother's milk tea? If you need a list of what herbs are in mother's milk tea, I can give them to you---as though you would automatically know what's in it!
      Thanks!
      Victoria

      A. Fenugreek tea is not contraindicated during pregnancy or breastfeeding, although use in the last trimester may cause a false positive for maple urine disease in mom’s baby during the PKU screening test. I would probably choose to use milk thistle to boost my milk production, which could also benefit mom experiencing other pregnancy discomforts as well."

      http://www.naturallyhealthy.org/askshonda2.php

      I'm going to email my midwife and see what she has to say as well.
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        08/25/14
        Ever Lopez
        no, but i had heard that you take those kind of herbs after you give birth, if you can do more research on it before using it please do so! i try something that was send to me from Colombia and i didn't ask more about it i just knew it was to increase breast milk, i used it 3 month before giving birth just to find out i had diabetes due to that i was supposed to use it a month after giving birth!
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          08/26/14
          I've never heard it starting uterine contractions, but a quick google search just came up with mixed results. I think I would save it until after labor just in case, or maybe even during labor.
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