Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for labor? Other suggestions here.?
Topic: Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for labor? Other suggestions here.?
June 16, 2019 / By Alicia Question:
Ok Im 39wks and 4days...and they wont induce me till 42 weeks. Every week I go in and they check me and this is what ive been at for the past 3 weeks...fingertip dialated and cervix is stilllll thick. I started takin Evening primrose oil...and still taking that. I tried taking castor oil and has done absoultly NOTHING at all. Hubby just got home for Exudos ((hes in the BCT for the army)) he leaves the Jan 2nd. We've been having sex and thats done nothing obviously lol. I was just wondering if this wrked for anyone. This is our first baby so were trying to have him while hes home ...and they wont induce me while hes here weve begged and pleaded lol.. she gave us all these suggestions like the EPO, SEX, WALKING and so forth... what has worked for you? thanks in advance
Best Answers: Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for labor? Other suggestions here.?
Uel | 2 days ago
EPO and RRL really need to be taken for weeks. I'm 33 week and I started drinking red raspberry leaf tea every day or two. It tones and prepares the uterus, but it doesn't actually induce labor. EPO is the same. It can help prepare the cervix, but it needs to be taken over a long period of time. I'm planning on starting to take it around 36 weeks. Are you taking it orally? Because you can also insert it vaginally to help thin the cervix, but, like I said, it's not going to do anything overnight.
As much as it sucks that he may not be here for the birth, it really is in baby's best interest to stay put. S/he obviously isn't ready. Most first pregnancies do go past the due date.
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Originally Answered: How does raspberry leaf tea induce labor? And where to find it?
Raspberry leaf tea does not induce labor. What it does is nourish the uterus in such a way that you have more effective contractions. There is anecdotal evidence that it also reduces ineffective Braxton Hicks contractions, although I'm not sure why it would. Even my local grocery store now carries raspberry leaf tea. Steep 5-10 minutes and then drink twice a day.
You pretty much tried everything there is, but I'm just wondering, if your doc won't induce you until 42 weeks, are you seeing a military doc? If so they're usually pretty good with trying to making sure you're husband will be there, my husband is in the Army I'm due with my second child in 4 weeks I was told they can induce me anywhere from 38 weeks to 42 weeks so somebody can watch our daughter, my mom will be in town for her. I really don't understand why they won't induce you, military hospitals are always quick and want to get everything done soon.
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castor oil does work, you just need to do it correctly. my mom and her friends all did it this way and it worked for all 4 of them. 2 table spoons of castor oil in a skillet take 3 eggs and cook them in the oil (scrambled) eat the eggs then lay down and take a nap. remember that you won't go into labor if your body isn't ready. this is simply a method that stimulates your uterus to contract. if you use just two tablespoons it's not going to give you diarrhea or make you sick or anything. i haven't heard anything about the tea, but everyone i know swears by castor oil. good luck and be patient! your baby will be here before you know it.
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Get up tomorrow and WALK. Walk till you can't walk anymore! Make sure you have someone like your husband with you though. It will work!
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