Rasberry Tea

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  1. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Hello ladies,

    Someone said (i cant remember where) that you can actually drink rasberry tea right from 1st tri.
    I was going to start it at 30 weeks, when did you ladies start it?

    Thanks

    xxx
     
  2. maviscruet

    maviscruet 3rd trimester

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    I was curious about it too. Asked my midwife yesterday and she said that she'd reccommend it from 32 weeks onwards. It is meant to help a great deal with the second stage of labour.

    As I am 39 weeks now I though it'd be pointless to drink it but she said to start as it will help even at this late stage.

    Hope it helps x :)
     
  3. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    i asked my mw and she told me i could have it from 35w...everywhere seems to vary though...x
     
  4. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Do midwifes recommend it? My midwife barely even knows what i look like, my last app was 8 mins long!! lol
     
  5. Mrs Muggy

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    How much are you suppose to drink of it per day for it to help in any way?
     
  6. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    i have bought the tablets from Holland & Barratt, i took them to my mw appointment just to check with her. i'm only ever in with the mw about 10mins tops. it wasn't the mw who recommended them, it was my cousin who had both her boys on their due date and easy births xx
     
  7. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun, what did your MW say? When you buy them in H&B do they advise you atall?

    xx
     
  8. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    i only took them to mw because on the back of the pack it said to seek medical advice if pregnant....so i took them to her and she said that they were fine to take. H&B didnt advise me at all but i've read on a few other posts that ladies have been told not to take them before a certain stage (can't remember what they said though) I'm just going to start at 35w and hope they help! x
     
  9. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi just a question why do they say drink raspberry tea?
     
  10. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Hey hun, it helps strengthen the uterus and soften the cervix. It can help some women labour faster when the time comes too xx
     
  11. maviscruet

    maviscruet 3rd trimester

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    H&B told me that they couldn't advise pregnant women on rasberry leaf tea and said to ask my midwife. My MW didn't tell me how much to drink however I am due on Monday so it may not make a difference anyway. I am sure I heard that there may be a guideline for earlier on in pregnancy, I don't know though. Hope someone else may be of more help. xx
     
  12. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi, Thank you. I might look into this myself then. It sounds good.
     
  13. PuffinMuffin

    PuffinMuffin Loving being a Mummy!

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    well thats me off to buy some tomorro! thanks ladies :)
     
  14. Genna

    Genna Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't only help with pg related things, this website tells about more of the benefits.
    I've been drinking it since he beginning of 1st tri.
     
  15. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Thats a fab site hunny thanks for that, didnt realise it had so many benifits. Can i ask how much youre taking? xx
     
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    I bought some from holland and barratt yesterday and on the packet it says avoid in early stages of pregnancy
     
  17. Genna

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    I've had at least a cup a day, sometimes ill have 2 depending on if I remember, or if i feel in the mood to have another :) I'll start increasing it to 2 cups a day for sure with in the next couple of weeks then by 35 weeks ill be on about 3 a day, ect :hug:
     
  18. sam*~*louize

    sam*~*louize Well-Known Member

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    snap, and all the sites ive read say avoid in early pregnancy cos it makes your uterus contract. I started at 36 x 1 tea, 37 x 2, and will increase weekly to 4
     
  19. kirsten1985

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    I've heard that it's really good to drink it afterwards too, helps everything get back to normal more quickly apparently. I think I'm going to start drinking it pretty soon.
     
  20. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys think its safe to start at 30 weeks? If so how much? I want to have the tea not th capsules. xx
     

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