Raspberry Leaf Tea?
Topic: Raspberry Leaf Tea?
October 14, 2019 / By Kae Question:
I heard it is okay to start drinking raspberry leaf tea when you are around 36-37 weeks pregnant. Well, I am almost 38 weeks pregnant. Where can I find it? What brand makes it? I heard you can find it in a health food store, and I don't even think we have a health food store where I live, just walmart, food lion, piggly wiggly, the military commissary, ect...
Thank you so much!
Best Answers: Raspberry Leaf Tea?
Gussie | 4 days ago
First of all... to the person who says to wait the two weeks... rasberry leaf tea isnt just a method of self induction. If taken over time it is good for the uteris. It tones it and makes it stronger, so dont assume that she is trying to induce. If she is... its her business. She didnt ask for an opinion just a location. (sorry... random hormonal rant.) :)
I just found some in the organic food area at Kroger. It is called "organic rasberry leaf" made by "traditional medicinals". It is in a white and purpleish box. Good luck and God bless!
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Originally Answered: raspberry leaf tea etc?
Raspberry leaf tea does NOT bring on labour. It is used to condition the cervix for when the body is ready to go into labour. Its to help with the birth, to make it easier for the mother. A lot of midwifes recommend starting to use this tea at 32 weeks. Having one cup a day.. and as time gets closer you up the 1 cup to two, and in the last couple of days you have 3 cups of tea instead of 2. If her plan is to try natural induction methods I would definatly wait until 37 or 38 weeks. At 37 weeks your considered full term. None of the natural methods will work if her body is not ready.. so ill hope that at that point her body is in fact ready. Good luck.
I've tried every where and cant find it try taking Evening Primrose Oil it has the same effect and easy to find
this is how you take it you can take 2-3 capsule orally daily or 2 capsules daily vaginally cut of the top and insert it as close to the cervix as you can
And by the way have you tried looking for the Raspberry leaf tea at GNC make sure it Raspberry LEAF tea and not Raspberry tea I looked there but they where all out its a tea called Organic Pregnancy Tea®
check this site it shows you the box and brand
hope this helps I'm in the same boat as you
good luck and congrats
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I bought some from Kroger and tried it at 38 weeks. I think it was Lipton brand but I am not 100% sure. I do know however, that it did not work for me. Good luck
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just a note to the person who mentioned just to wait out the 2 wks, the tea helps with your uterus in preparation for delivery......it's not to induce labour
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Originally Answered: did or can red raspberry leaf tea.?
Some people say raspberry leaf tea/tablets can bring on labour, but my midwife told me it does not. The tea works to 'aid in childbirth' (just reading off the packet) by softening the cervix and surrounding muscles. Raspberry leaf is also good for period pain, and toning the cervix back in to shape after the baby is born.
Some people swear by it, but I drank the tea and took the tablets for my entire third trimester and it still took me 48 hours to fully dilate when I went in to labour at 40 weeks.
You can try drinking the tea - just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean it won't work for you, and hey, anything natural that might make labour less painful or come quicker is worth a shot! He he
Congratulations and Good Luck!