I have had a discussion with someone about this before with someone that recomended everyone take it and i disagreed, this is what i am led to understand about it.
Rasberry leaf tea (not to be confussed with rasberry tea) is mainly used to help with inducing labour and to detach and pass the placenta because it produces contractions in the uterus, it is also used outside of tcc to strengthen the uterus (contraction causes a stronger uterus in the long run)
However its my understanding that it is not advised to be taken while ttc especialy after ov and in early stages of pregnancy as the contracting uterus causes parts to break away (not a good idea when you want a sticky bean)
everyone should read about it and make there own educated choices im not saying dont take it im just saying this is why i wouldnt take the risk.
go figure I just bought some and I am in the tww. If it is the case that it helps stimulate uterine contractions, I wonder if it would help like EPO does while TTC? Taken between end of period, and ov EPO stimulates uterine contractions to help move the along.
here are some of the things I have read so far...
Red raspberry leaf tea is believed by some herbalists to help prevent pregnancy complications and make delivery easier. While there is little scientific evidence to support these claims, many people do believe in their effectiveness.
Brewed as a tea, red raspberry leaf is one of the safest and commonly used tonic herbs for women wanting to get pregnant or for women who are already pregnant. Red Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) tones the uterus, improves contractions and decreases constipation. It also contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and calcium. The alkaloid fragrine is thought to help tone the uterus.
To make raspberry leaf tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried leaf, steep for 10 minutes, and then sweeten to taste. Unlike many medicinal herbs, raspberry leaf actually has a pleasant taste! During pregnancy, drink 2 to 3 cups daily.
As always, check with your physician before starting such a regimen. It is generally thought that red raspberry leaf tea should be safe during pregnancy. However, there is some belief that red raspberry leaf can cause minor spotting in the beginning of a pregnancy. Contact your physician for more information.
RRL tea also helps with fertility (ie: getting preggers) and helps to avoid miscarriage, at least in the first 12 weeks. The controversy about uterine contractions usually is in reference to the period after 12 weeks, and before 8-9 months.
I know this is an old thread, but I was researching this and found someone had already asked about it. Any new information out there?? I dont want to drink the tea if it will be bad for ttc...esp after ovulation.
From the reading I've done, it is suggested for use from cycle day 1 until ovulation and NOT after ovulation in case you are pregnant.
I drank it after I hit full term when I was pregnant with my son as I read it strengthens your uterus and helps with labor and delivery. I believe it did help as my labor did not last long. My water broke at 2am and my son was born at 9:16am.
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