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Does clary sage oil help bring on labour

(17 Posts)
Nicole1602 Tue 21-Jun-16 19:11:48

Due to get induced next week will be nearly 39 weeks then just wondering if anyone has used clary sage oil to help bring on labour and is it safe and how's best to use it Tryin to avoid getting induced

Mummyme87 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:29:04

Yes it is known to work but can be potent, shouldn't really be used unless under supervision of aromatherapist.

Saying that, it did bugger all for me. It is associated with hyper stimulation of the uterus

Nicole1602 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:44:50

Ohh I don't no wether to try it or not heard loads say it's safe but also read a couple off negative comments

Mangobubbles Wed 22-Jun-16 05:38:14

I was given it whilst in pushing stage of first labour (on a tissue in a plastic cup to breathe in). V short labour. I put it on my pillow for labour number two, DS2 came 12 days early, a one hour labour. No idea if it made a difference but I was too scared to use it with Third labour (which ended up being 20 minutes anyway).

Heirhelp Wed 22-Jun-16 05:55:46

Yes it can but it also causes feral distress.

Heirhelp Wed 22-Jun-16 05:56:12

Fetal not feral.

kinkytoes Wed 22-Jun-16 06:04:17

We were told it can be used from 40 weeks in our hypnobirthing class. No idea if it's OK to try and avoid induction prior to that though. I can't see why not but why don't you ask your midwife?

Babytalkobsession Wed 22-Jun-16 06:06:45

I've been putting a few drops in my bath (39 weeks) for the last few days and hasn't made any difference to me.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Wed 22-Jun-16 06:47:00

I'm a midwife. We use it at work for women already in labour to get their contractions a bit closer together or stronger. I haven't hard of it being used to actually start labour. I also haven't heard of it causing fetal distress.......if that was a risk factor I think we either wouldn't be allowed to use it or we would have to continuously monitor babies where it's been used and we don't.

olympicsrock Wed 22-Jun-16 07:22:24

Yes it worked for me. I went 12 days overdue with ds 1. After 40 weeks I put a few drops in the bath each day. Definitely brought on contractions but they stopped after 15 mins or so. What did work was doing star jumps and running lunges in the swimming pool. Sadly labout got to 3 cm dilated then stopped. I was induced and then had a c section. Turns out ds head never descended as lying sideways. I know this was not your question but if you need induction you should have an epidural straight away as soon as they start a drip. Contractions were fine with epidural but awful without. Bring on the clary sage. Smalls lovely too. Good luck.

soundsystem Wed 22-Jun-16 09:12:39

I used a few drops in a bath from 39 weeks and had my DD at 49+4. That's almost certainly coincidence, though, or the vast quantities of raspberry leaf tea I drank! When I researched it I didn't come across anything about foetal distress (will go and do some more reading on this this time round) and figured it was worth a shot!

soundsystem Wed 22-Jun-16 09:13:16

Sorry, 39+4 that should say!

Nicole1602 Wed 22-Jun-16 11:33:23

Spoke to midwife this mornin she said its totally fine to use 😁

Nicole1602 Wed 22-Jun-16 11:41:51

Thank you I was induced with my first went it natural labour with second so hoping I can do same this time

babyinthacorner Thu 23-Jun-16 18:51:47

I had a bath with it in and massaged it into the reflexology points for uterus... Went into labour the next day! Glad you got some reassurance from mw.

Nicole1602 Thu 23-Jun-16 19:30:00

Well I used it last night in bath did nothing gunna try again tonight and if nothing I'm just gunna give up and wait for induction 😩

Eastend2015 Thu 23-Jun-16 20:41:32

Made my contractions stronger but didn't use it to start labour.

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