Red Raspberry Leaf tea!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

 

eecuadrado:  I definitely do not believe it kick starts labor. I drank it multiple times a day starting at 34 (maybe 32?) weeks and baby stayed put until my scheduled cesarean at 39w1d. I think it’s supposed to strengthen the uterus, which will make for a quicker labor and less pp bleeding. Since I didn’t labor and don’t have another birth experience to compare pp bleeding to, I’m not sure if it worked. I don’t see what it could hurt, though!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ETA: nevermind

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  GingerBaby.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  GingerBaby.
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I drank 1 cup a day from about 37 weeks. I did it because ilike tea and figured it couldn’t hurt. I went into labor at 39w5d and had a very easy labor and delivery. But I credit that almost 100% to luck, epidural, and lots of yoga before and during pregnancy.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL, I think it works.. I started drinking it on Friday and went into labour Monday night! ha ha. Could have been coincidence, but I still blame the tea (and a lovely foot bath my husband brought home that night, and the rub A535 I accidentaly put on my feet after). 🙂 Good luck mama! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

RRL does not kick-start or induce labour. It tones the uterus.

I started drinking RRL tea around the 30 week mark when I was pregnant with DD. I would make up a big pitcher, add honey and put it in the fridge for cold tea (i was pregnant in the summer).

Honestly, I think there is some stock in the claim that it tones the uterus, and makes contractions more effective.

I had to be induced at 38w, 4d due to complications. All it took for me was cervical gel (twice) and lots of stair walking. When my water broke, by itself at 10:00pm, and then labour started, I was only 6-7 hours in labour before DD was born. I progressed so fast that I ended up getting an Epidural at 10cm because no one thought I was that close to giving birth yet (they checked me after the epi was in, and it had to be turned off right away…lol) For a first time labour, that is pretty darn good, AND my mother had LONG labours.

I will start drinking it again in this pregnancy too.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

My friend swore by RRTL tea during her two pregnancies.  She even said she’d make me a big pitcher full when I’m ready to pop.  I read that women should not drink RRTL while they’re pregnant because it causes contractions, so I would guess if you’re ready to give birth, taking RRTL could technically speed things up.  Also, she said it has to be real RRTL, not the store bought stuff.  I plan to test it out.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Not sure, I was just quoting my friend lol I’ll ask her where she got it from next time I see her

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

eecuadrado:  A lot of people confuse Red Raspberry tea with Red Raspberry LEAF tea. You want the tea made from the leaves, not the fruity, berry kind.

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