My SIL was planning a home-birth when pregnant with her first child. For three weeks before her due date the midwife (who obviously didn't understand how homeopathic remedies work) gave her Caulophyllum (don't know what potency) daily -- for at least 21 days. As a result my SIL was in labour for nearly 3 days, and ended up in hospital with an epidural, a forceps delivery, and a traumatised baby.
My understanding is that she was PROVING Caulophyllum. Her second labour was relatively uncomplicated and the baby was born at home. If midwives are going to use homeopathic remedies, it is essential that we give them a basic training as to how the remedies work, and when to give them and when not to give them.
The first baby was also born with a bad thrush infection -- mouth and bottom, (which was successfully treated with gentian violet). The thrush also suggests that the mother and baby were proving the remedy. Unfortunately I was not told about the Caulophyllum until it was all over, or I would have said something.
Another midwife friend here in Cape Town was doing the same, so I explained to her how homeopathy works, and she has now had some training, and uses remedies interactively in labour, with good success (she attends home births, VBACs etc.) It's amazing what a little bit of training can do to help.