Rasberry leaf tea? What and when?
Dec 30, 2009 6:10PM
I've heard u can drink rasberry leaf tea from around 32 weeks but what does it actually do?! (sorry if I sound dim!)
I thought it was for bringing on labour but surly you don't want to do this at 32 weeks?
Can anyone enlighten me?!
Dec 30, 2009 8:29AM
I started with the raspberry leaf tablets at about 36 weeks I think. I got them from Holland and Barrett. xxx
Dec 30, 2009 8:36AM
It's not really for bringing labour on earlier, just for (hopefully) a shorter and easier birth. With my dd I took it from about 35 weeks, but I don't think it helped. I'm going to take it again anyway, just to try. I was reading up about it yesterday actually - I take the tea, so it would be one cup a day from about 32 weeks, then gradually increase to no more than 4 cups a day by 40 weeks. I think one cup of tea = 1 capsule, but not sure. I get from Holland & Barrett too.
Dec 30, 2009 8:39AM
Deleted as double post, sorry!
[Modified by: RickiD on December 30, 2009 12:40 PM]
Dec 30, 2009 9:20AM
I started at 34 weeks and took the tablets one a day i think, i had a 10lb 1oz baby and didnt tear it is also meant to make you more flexible, not sure if it was that that helped me but i will def be trying again it again.lol
Dec 30, 2009 12:54PM
Ah ok- I might have a look into the tablets and start taking them in a few weeks- thanks ladies x x
Dec 30, 2009 6:04PM
It's supposed to tone your uterus and so help make pushing easier. I started at about 32 weeks last time (1-2 cups a day) and will do the same this time.
Don't know if the RL is part of the reason why, but I found pushing to be the easiest part of labour (though don't get me wrong, not a walk in the park!
) - and it didn't last long, either.
Dec 30, 2009 6:10PM
Im going to start using the capsules at about 32 weeks.
I drank the tea with my little princess; but tbh it made me feel sick..iocant even think about it now without feeling queasy! YACK x
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