Pregnant women must be familiar with fatimah grass, right? According to the beliefs of the Indonesian people, this plant is believed to speed up childbirth, you know.
The head of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Dr. dr. Suskhan Djusad, Sp.OG (K) explained, fatimah grass can cause better uterine contractions in pregnant women. The way it works is almost the same as contraction stimulant drugs for childbirth.
However, the use of fatimah grass should not be careless during pregnancy. This plant can be harmful to the fetus if given at the wrong time.
“Fatimah grass is almost like a uterine contraction stimulant,” Suskhan told HiMomrecently.
“We are afraid that if the baby is big and wants to give birth normally, the contractions can cause uterine rupture or tear the uterus. First the baby died, then the mother. So, you really have to know when to use it and what to use this fatimah grass for,” he continued.
If you want to consume fatimah grass, you should first consult your obstetrician or midwife. The condition of the fetus needs to be ensured that it is healthy and normal before drinking fatimah grass water.
The doctor will also assess the contractions that you are experiencing. If the contractions are too high, fatimah grass does not need to be consumed in preparation for childbirth.
“If you want to use this fatimah grass, you must first know if the baby’s size is normal or not with the pelvis? For example, have you checked with your midwife or doctor first to know about its use,” said Suskhan.
“Using this fatimah grass must be under the supervision and examination of a doctor or midwife. Usually it is also seen from the contractions, how rhythmic, the tension, if it’s too high it’s not allowed.”
Then what are the dangers of fatimah grass for mother and fetus? When can this plant actually be consumed?
Let’s read the next page.
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