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i started at 37 weeks 2 cups of tea and 4 tabs a day, went into labour a week later, established labour about 3 hours, raspberry tea is not meant to trigger labour, its meant to make it shorter and help your muscles return to normal, i believe the reason it triggered my labour is cos it help me go to toilet much better, think it tricked my body into think it was clearing out for labour, i will def be using for baby number 2, just purely for the short labour factor x
26/12/2012 at 21:40
i have used raspberry leaf tea caps from hollland n barrett from 35 weeks with my last two pregnancies, 3 years ago my daughter was born five days early and 2 years ago my four daughter was born 3 and a half weeks early. both great labours. but didnt use them with labours 1 and 2 but both good labours and both daughters a day early. i am currently 31 weeks pregnant with daughter number 5 and carnt wait to buy them again,they are great,starting from 35 weeks four capsules a day working up to 6 a day. seemed to work for me for great labours and a very strong uterus for the pushing stage. hope this helps ladies. xxx
17/05/2013 at 07:54
i used raspberry leaf tea with my first from the "reccommended" 38 weeks... never worked! so i tried again a little earlier with my second from 36 weeks with the tea and i was a week over and didnt really work either... however with my 3rd i took the capsules from 32 weeks and i had a fantastic experience... 4 hour labour and my contractions were super efficiant!! and my after pains were none existant!!! and my uterus shrunk back that quick even the midwifes were shocked!! oh and did i say my 2nd stage of labour was 10 mins long! 4cm to him being born cant complain! xxxxx
13/10/2013 at 16:35
I am 35 WKS and I have been drinking raspberry leaf tea for the last 2 weeks. I pray to god this works, I have 3 children and I went over due with all of them and the labours are well over 3 days long. Then soon after I have the baby the contractions stop so I have to go to theatre and get the plancenta manually removed. But my question is, which is better the tea or the capsules?
15/10/2013 at 15:49
Just to clear something up.... Raspberry Leaf doesn't induce you or start labour, it's a natural remedy to help soften and stretch you cervix.
I was 7 days late with my first but after going to the hospital and being 1cm and given a sweep, I returned 2hrs later (much to the dismay of the midwives who clearly thought I should got home again) and examined and was 6cm! Whole labour was under 6 hours.
I'd been taking the capsules from Holland and Barretts since 37 weeks (midwife said no earlier) and was having about 6 a day towards the end. I don't drink herbal teas and found it quite yukkie. Plus each capsule is equivalent to about 10 teabags!
I'd say they definitely helped speed things up once it had got going.
30/06/2015 at 06:50
Hi, I took the rasberry leaf tablets which are more concentrated that the tea, and my daughter was born on her due date, but not only that my labour was 6 hours start to finish, and i only pushed for 8 Minutes... It's not just about making you early it strengthens your uterus for pushing part of labour to shorten second part of labour.... I swear by it and am taking it now also with my second baby... But tablets definitely better than tea good luck
03/07/2015 at 10:30
I used rapsbery leaf tea for the last 3 months every night and came on my due date...was my first baby...it helped I think and I tasted good as well helped he relax
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