As for actively reducing the length of labour, a controlled French study conducted a few years ago showed that use of a combination of homeopathic medicines made a significant difference. Those given the homeopathic medicines had labours of, on average, 5.1 hours, while those taking placebo ran to 8.5 hours. More significantly, 11.3 per cent of those on the homeopathic medicines had abnormal labours while 40 per cent of the placebo group had problems.
The question is not: "why are we using the ventouse cap?" so much as: "why aren't we using other methods?" If the answer is "medical prejudice" it's time the Government stepped in on behalf of those mothers and children who stand to suffer as a result.
Natural Medicines Society
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