Woman Who Gave Birth In 30 Minutes Without Painkillers And Pushed Only Once Reveals The Natural Remedies She Used
A woman claims that she found a way to make her labor quick and painless with some preparation techniques.
TikTok user Nev shared how she gave birth in just 30 minutes without the need for painkillers and only pushed once before her baby was born.
The Miami mum said she uses lots of natural remedies and exercises to “prep/soften your cervix”.
The first time mom wrote, “Tell every pregnant girl I know who is considering having a natural, no-middleman birth to eat pineapple, dates, drink red raspberry leaf tea and walk a lot.
“I did this and only had 30 minutes of labour, got my baby out in one push and didn’t tear at all. I was walking an hour after giving birth.”
She added: “My first baby at this, I pushed her so fast and said ‘it wasn’t even that bad’.”
In another video, the mum, who named her daughter Nevani, wrote: “I feel so powerful. Just had my first completely natural baby, no epidurals or painkillers. In 30 minutes it took a push and I didn’t tear up at all.”
While some viewers agreed with her and said it worked for them, others said they tried it and it didn’t work for them.
One mum wrote: ‘Did all of this, perineal stretches and still ended up working 22 hours, pushing for 4 and having a fourth degree tear. Every woman is different.’
Dr Hana Patel, a fertility and women’s health GP and Mindset Coach, told the Mirror: “There are slivers of truth in this video, regarding the individual items referred to in the video. – pineapple, dates and red raspberry leaf tea are eaten and drunk by women at different stages of conception and throughout pregnancy.”
“Based on research evidence which is generally not found to be the most effective, which is why NHS doctors do not recommend these things, but these are usually foods and drinks that women have anecdotally tried and may have helped,” she added.
Dr Patel said: “Pineapple is a safe and healthy choice during pregnancy. Someone may have told you to avoid this fruit as it can cause early miscarriage or induce labor. However, this is just a myth. There is no scientific evidence to support pineapple is dangerous during pregnancy.
“Dates can soften the cervix and prepare the body for labor. Dates also contain necessary and unnecessary fatty acids that can produce prostaglandins that play an important role in ripening the cervix, accelerating of labor progress, increased uterine contractions and induction of labour.
“Some complementary therapists also believe it helps soften the cervix ready for labor, although there is no solid evidence for this. Further research is needed to say with certainty that herbal tea raspberry leaves works.”
She advised to always speak to your GP before adding anything to your diet, just to make sure there is no harm to the baby.