Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

This may be an old wives tale and one of those bogus remedies, but I have heard lots of women claim that red raspberry leaf tea helped them have shorter, smoother labors. Since I am now at 37 weeks, I am drinking my first cup now and plan to have two cups a day until the birth. I have heard everything from "it helped me to have the quickest labor ever" to "it got my labor going the next day". Haha, who knows, but I like the tea anyways and even if it's just a placebo, I'm cool with that. So *cheers* and SIP. Wink

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Good luck. I've heard red raspberry leaf tea is good for your uterus. I've never used it to try and make my labour easier. Though, my labour for my 3rd was a little over an hour, I really don't want to make it any faster.

With my last pregnancy I took evening primrose oil capsule orally and vaginally in the weeks leading up to my due date. I think they helped because I was 5cm before labour even started. Of course I have no proof that the EPO was what caused that. I plan to ask my midwife this week when I should start taking the EPO.

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I actually was told that this tea would help slow contractions if you were experiencing contractions early on?

I've also heard that pineapple is supposed to help soften the cervix, but I think it's only if eaten in excessive amounts, which wouldn't necessarily be very good for you!

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"W4lucy" wrote:

I actually was told that this tea would help slow contractions if you were experiencing contractions early on?

I've also heard that pineapple is supposed to help soften the cervix, but I think it's only if eaten in excessive amounts, which wouldn't necessarily be very good for you!

This made me LOL, only because my DH does eat pineapple sometimes in excessive amounts then gets cankers all over his mouth! He once went to Hawaii on a work fun trip and he bought several fresh pineapples and ate them all himself. He had a sore mouth for a while afterwards.

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"W4lucy" wrote:

I actually was told that this tea would help slow contractions if you were experiencing contractions early on?

I've also heard that pineapple is supposed to help soften the cervix, but I think it's only if eaten in excessive amounts, which wouldn't necessarily be very good for you!

That's funny how varying the "properties" of these remedies can be. I had never heard that side of it but I hope that isn't the case lol! What a joke on me that'd be. Blum 3 I have heard the pineapple one though, and I LOVE pineapple so I have been munching that a lot lately too.

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This made me LOL, only because my DH does eat pineapple sometimes in excessive amounts then gets cankers all over his mouth! He once went to Hawaii on a work fun trip and he bought several fresh pineapples and ate them all himself. He had a sore mouth for a while afterwards.

Ooh that hurts! If you sit the fresh pineapple in the fridge overnight or even for at least 6-8 hours, it will dissipate some of that acidity and you will not have any problems eaating a bellyfull of it and there will be no sore mouth afterwards. (Rarely am I able to let it sit that long without giving in though haha)

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Ok so my friend texted me today and said raspberry lead tea is what she drank the day she went into labor, so hey! I say lets all go drink us some tea!! I'm totally getting some ASAP!! Haha!

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Well, I have been drinking it like crazy (literally 4 cups a day) and I'm still not popping lol. But, I will say this. The contractions have been stronger and there have been wayyy more of them than I usually get. So hopefully if I keep drinking it, things will progress faster and maybe labor will be shorter when the time comes. At least that would be something huh? I have had to be given pitocin with my other two, so I would love it if this were a short, completely natural birth. We'll see.