What does raspberry leaf tea exactly do?

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  1. mrs whitehead

    mrs whitehead mummy of 1 gorgeous girl

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    What does it do? When can you start it? Where do you get it? Is it safe? What does it taste like?
     
  2. vetti1979

    vetti1979 Mum of Joseph & Evie

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    Raspberry Leaf Tea has been used for ages to help tone the uterus to make it more effective when in labour. Generally it is advised to use from 32-33 weeks onwards starting gradually with one cup a day and then up to about 3 or 4 by week 38-39.

    I got mine in Holland & Barratt (heath & heather brand) and doesnt taste too bad but then I found one made by clipper in tescos which has a higher concentration of Raspberry Leaf and tastes much better, even resembles raspberries!.

    It can also be bought in tablet form if the tea isnt for you, again from Holland & Barratt.

    xx
     
  3. boxall1983

    boxall1983 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say you can get tablets! I have the but they repeat on me xx
     
  4. nullaby

    nullaby Well-Known Member

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    Vetti nailed it, mine tastes like slight raspberry and herbs, def needs honey to my taste! lol
     
  5. xdaniellex

    xdaniellex Mum to Kaitlyn 2, Jack 4m

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    i get it from holland and barret, you get 50 bags for 3.35 and at the min you get another 50 for a penny, so for 3.36 you get 100 bags, i drank it from 32 weeks one cup a day, then at 34 weeks 2 cups a day, then 36 weeks 3 cups a day, then 38 weeks 4 cups a day :) it helps tone your uterus and aids with contractions, i find sometimes i get a few braxton hicks after drinking a fair bit, but i think its really nice to drink, warm or cool and its really refreshing :) xx
     

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