That hit all of my biggest needs and I right now baby looks great! Now at age 37 I have restored my cycle, my periods are normal, my bleeding is normal and I am expecting a child in 2020. The raspberry tea leaf boxes avail here are those tea bag kind. I’m in my second trimester, I drink the tea twice a day. Can you please let me know if it’s ok to take the new Beef Liver Capsules from Vital Proteins while pregnant ? I am about to start drinking raspberry leaf tea today. Since it has the potential to trigger contractions if you drink it in large quantities (defined as more than four 8-ounce cups daily), it’s especially important to avoid drinking red raspberry leaf tea early in your pregnancy. We can notify you whenever we have something interesting to share! I drank two to three glasses of strong rrlt every day starting in my second trimester. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. :/. I really love the tea and mix in just a little raw honey. I’m 31 years old and I can’t believe no one has ever recommended red raspberry leaf tea before! Thanks! I had an irritable uterus with my first and just couldn’t seem to handle RRL until later in my third thrimester. Hi all. If your doctor does okay it, it’s best to drink the tea in moderation. Look for ‘Red Raspberry Leaf Tea’. All my friends did. There have been a few studies on a group of mothers who drank the tea and have had shorter labor and fewer medical interventions. What a great experience. ( I had a wedding to attend and didn’t want to go pregnant) labor came on fast and hard. Thank you! I think I started drinking it around 36w with my first son, but I've read on my baby center pregnancy app that I should start drinking from 32w for it to work most effectively. Had pain, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I am a first time mom. I had 78 hours of labor (yep, you read that right) but thankfully only pushed for 22 minutes. No ring of fire and no tearing. I don’t know what else to do except w it and keep contracting. I will b getting induced on 19th Nov. Can I start with the labor tea? So here is hoping that the RRL works for us all, and if you want an extra something to help you through – try the meditation! Some of the below links are affiliate links. Supposedly it has all kinds of health benefits for women, including improving fertility and making labor easier. you are definitely right about the body feels. Do you continue to drink the tea while breastfeeding? But I do think the tea had worthwhile psychological benefits. Are capsules better? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Do not start below this unless you have had it prescribed by a qualified medical herbalist. I am 15 weeks and 1 day, I had some bleeding last week due to a minor clot. thanks. More info on both of us can be found on the About page. I am the mother in law who wittinessed two completely different labours and births one intense the other a breeze with red rarsberry leaf tea miracle yes and prayer !!. Is red raspberry leaf tea the same as raspberry tea? I didn’t do it the first time but I’m 17 weeks pregnant now and plan on drinking it RELIGIOUSLY this time! Simply boil about 240 ml of water and infuse the herbal tea in this water for about five minutes before straining.20 If you are using fresh leaves, add three teaspoons of raspberry leaf to a cup filled with boiling water. Midwife said don’t drink anymore until you’re to term, I’m 39+4 now, but concerned that it works “too well” on me so I’m going with eating dates and pineapples and maybe some eggplant soon. I’m assuming since I really don’t have anything, testing wise, that I need to worry about, the tea should be fine for me to drink at this point, right? It used to say what Genevieve drank during her pregnancies, I can’t remember how much it was but it was a lot! But again, hard to tell. The one you bought is not good. That would be more than a week before my due date. Hi. I called the hotline to talk to them myself and they told me the same thing. Note that there is no difference between “red raspberry leaf” and “raspberry leaf.”. If you decide to have raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy, here are some ways to make it as safe as possible. If you have doubts, look for the Latin name of “Rubus idaeus” on the packaging list of ingredients. Hi! I am 38 weeks and 5days. I increase my Rrlt today to 2 cups…And at 38 weeks 3 cups and Epo daily. Or is drinking the nettle leaf tea alone fine? Everything seems to be normal and my doc is okay with it (she doesn’t think herbal remedies really make that much of a difference so is indifferent about it). This is only conjecture and not based on any research, but it is worth thinking about. Question about the labor day tea. I’d like to know for when I go to my health food store to buy. It shouldn’t be red and the taste should be like black tea. That alone is reason enough to proceed with caution, especially when you’re pregnant. It tastes like black tea (not like raspberries) without the caffeine. It’s great to drink postpartum! (Dont worry). However, if you have blood sugar issues, then honey can be a problem. We are so similar! That’s the mystery of how we are all so different. I felt very slight uterine cramping, which scared me, so I stopped drinking and forgot about the rest of my pregnancy. The magnesium is great for strengthening the womb by helping build uterine muscle tone.12. So now that I am pregnant a 3rd time, and I have a scheduled c-section, I am wondering if there is any benefit to drinking the tea…for instance, decreased chance of uterine rupture? So much information, and I love that you back up your info with conducted research. I am 38 weeks and 2 day. I am looking for the Labor Day tea. She called the pregnancy risk hotline to double check it and they told her that it will actually lengthen labor. I have a very irritable uterus. If you start experiencing strong Braxton Hicks then reduce or stop the dose. Her Dr. is wanting to induce if she has not gone prior to 40 weeks. It also contains essential trace minerals such as zinc, iron, chromium and manganese. Anyway, I am “old” but excited to experience this miracle!! I highly recommend this tea. But take an extra dose in case you throw up like I did. I do have severe and irregular periods so I am hoping this will help. I clicked on your link for the loose leaf tea that you prefer, but it pulled up a few different ones available on Amazon including Frontier and Starwest (plus one or two others). Side note about magnesium: I did take magnesium when I was pregnant (in addition to my prenatal vitamins), and for me it was a miracle cure for leg cramps. I started this site to support other women navigating the complex and often discouraging world of infertility. Hi. I personally started drinking 1 cup a day for a few weeks, then gradually increased to 2 cups a day for the next few weeks and then drank 3 cups a day only about 2-3 weeks prior to my due date. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea is available online, in your local health food store and most grocery stores. hope you can help! Ok this is me, too! When the nurse checked me I was dilated at 2 cm. I have PCOS and despite taking birth control pills, I still get cramps. Kendra Tolbert, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in preconception and reproductive health nutrition. ( i’m Still drinking water too), You absolutely can! Nor can I find ANY research or experience that mentions labor being lengthened because of the tea. Use only well-known commercially produced brands. “Determination of flavonoids, tannins and ellagic acid in leaves from Rubus L. species.” Archives of pharmacal research 27, no. Effectiveness and safety of herbal medicines for induction of labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Berry Leaves: An Alternative Source of Bioactive Natural Products of Nutritional and Medicinal Value. I pushed him out within 20 minutes. Can you post a link for it please? Labor lasted about 5 hours. My question is, is the Labor Day tea safe for VBAC mamma’s to drink? I’ve tried searching for this article and can’t find it!! I would assume I do. I can not say it was a pain free labor and delivery, as my labor progressed very fast and my contractions were close together and very intense. The nutrients in it could help improve uterine muscle tone and prepare your body for labor, easing the birth of your baby. They are completely organic. Should I make it? I was also eating 6 dates per day starting at 36 weeks. I’m torn about whether to have the tea this time or not. While in the shower my contractions got intense and only 2 minutes about so i rushed to the hospital and when i got there i was already dialeted to a 9 lol. Not sure about other hospitals but I was able to get those wireless heartbeat monitors placed on my belly so I wasn’t hooked up into a machine or anything so i can roam around freely. I first heard about red raspberry leaf tea 34 years ago. My doctor informed me that I was having contractions 2 or 3 weeks before my due date, but I never really felt them. Unknown manufacturers may use more quantities of the herbs than are normally found in food or drink. Baby was overdue and I had to be induced with a half dose of cytotec, but labor lasted less than 8 hours and went by very quickly. After reading this, among other pieces about the benefits of red raspberry tea, I decided to try it.