Stevie - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
So I'm sitting here at the computer bouncing away on my yoga ball at 3 am wondering when my little baby boy is going to decide to vacate my uterus... Not that I'm complaining I've had a MARVELOUS pregnancy (my first) no morning sickness minimal discomfort, wonderful supportive partner, family, friends and of course you lovely knowledgeable ladies xoxoxo
I am only TWO DAYS away from my due date and in searching for natural ways to induce labor I discovered raspberry tea. I read online that it was safe to drink as long as you were healthy and full term (which I am) but then when I searched to find out how much I should be drinking it said that you should never take any "herbal remedies" without consulting your doctor first because it could result in death of the fetus (horrifying!!!) I think this was more of a broad spectrum warning but needless to say it put the scare into me, also needless to say at 39+ weeks and on high alert for any, and I mean ANY sign of impending labor I am suffering from baby brain to the extreme and forgot to ask my doctor if it was alright (oopsie!). I don't have another appointment until Wednesday and will be 4 days overdue by then (God forbid) so I figured I would ask you to weigh in for me what do you think? Should it be OK for me to have a cup or two of this stuff a day or should I wait until I discuss it with my doctor? Were any of you told not to drink it and why or have any of you used it with positive results?
Thanks moms :)
PS please send me some mental labor dust ♥