when do you start raspberry leaf capsules?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by sandollar, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. sandollar

    sandollar two children,5 and 3 ..

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  2. rubyrose

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    Go with what your midwife says but the earliest is 32 weeks and my mw gave me this guideline

    32 - 34 weeks - 1 capsule a day

    34 - 36 weeks - 2 capsules a day

    36 - 38 weeks - 3 capsules a day

    38 + - four capsules a day

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  3. sandollar

    sandollar two children,5 and 3 ..

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    bananatea Well-Known Member

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    hey, what do these capsules do? If you don't mind me asking...
     
  5. rubyrose

    rubyrose Guest

    They are a uterine tonic, meant to tone the uterus to make contractions more effective x
     
  6. RaInBoWs

    RaInBoWs Mum to a beautiful girl

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    i was looking at the capsules in holland and barrett and it said consult the doctor if your pregnant or breastfeeding but the tea bags didnt say anything.

    where else can you buy them?
     
  7. DizzyMoo

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    I've got the tea bags from holland & barrett , £1.29 for 20 bags . :) x
     
  8. milena_woking

    milena_woking Well-Known Member

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    I am getting them tomorrow but not sure the tea or the capsules?
     
  9. ladyty2k

    ladyty2k Mummy of one

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    I got my teabags from holland and barrett too, they are lovely. Will start on capsuals soon though, where from????? i dont want to pay through the nose for them!
     
  10. xkirstyx

    xkirstyx mummy to Jack and Emily

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    i got the capsules from holland and barrett and i also noticed that after i got them lol but i thought they would be ok coz alot of people on here talk about using them from there thats why i got them. :wacko: x
     
  11. rubyrose

    rubyrose Guest

    I use both but capsules are fine if you dont like the tea x
     
  12. KJunkie

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    I have never heard of this before. Is it not practiced much in the US?
     
  13. Bam

    Bam 3rd Trimester - #1

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    It's not exactly looked highly on by the medical community because it's herbal. I'm sure quite a few midwives use it but I've not heard of any OBs using herbs of any sort to induce/advance labor.

    On a side note, do we have anyone here that has successfully used raspberry leaf before and knew, without a doubt, that it was responsible for helping labor along?
     

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