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.