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Is Rumput Fatimah Good for Pregnant Mother?

Every pregnant woman certainly wants a smooth delivery. They will do various ways to give birth safely. One of them is by drinking a concoction made from rumput Fatimah (Labisa Pulima). “Pregnant mothers are not recommended drinking it,” Dr. Achmad Mediana SpOG said to online news, Republika.

Oxytocin level in rumput Fatimah is not certain yet. So, we cannot know what the safe dosage is. Achmad suggested that there is no scientific research that supported it, pregnant mothers should be careful to consume rumput Fatimah. So, they will not endanger themselves and the babies. “Rumput Fatimah benefits are approved by many people, but do not drink any traditional medicines while you are pregnant without consultation with obstetricians,” he said.

Rumput Fatimah is from Middle East that has uterotonic effect so it can trigger womb contractions that are necessary for giving birth. The problem is that we don’t know what the safe dosage is to consume the plant, which is called Kaf Maryam in Arabic.

If a substance can cause contraction in low-level, then it will be able to help women to give birth. But, in high-level it can cause excessive contractions. It can cause very strong contractions without delay. This condition is very dangerous. The fetus might cannot survive and dies. Besides that, if cervical is not opened yet, it will cause bleeding. Most pregnant mothers drink it at home, so when they arrive at the hospital they have strong contractions.

“If the mothers cannot bear the contractions, they will be straining while the opening is still slightly. So there is a big chance that the uterus will break,” said the doctor that is also obstetrics and gynecology specialist at Rumah Sakit Ibu dan Anak (RSIA) Kemang Medical Care, South Jakarta.

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