what do people know about raspberry leaf tea in pregnancy?

Nicole - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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i have been advised to take raspberry leaf tea later in pregnancy to help with ease of contractions in labour but i have also been told by another source that it will dry up milk does anyone kno about this?

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Its used only in the last weeks and its good for toning the uterus to help with the labour and to induce labour also thats why it cant be drank any earlier...It also tastes good i liked it& no it those not dry up the milk i had loads.:-)

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Holly - posted on 03/04/2010

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It will not induce labor. It is for increasing fertility, preventing miscarraige, easing morning sickness, and reduces pain during and after birth by toning the uterus and muscles, assisting in milk supply, and providing a safe and speedy pariuntion.

Holly - posted on 03/04/2010

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Yes I have used it and have advised others to use it too, with great success! It will not dry up your milk, it actually does the opposite and helps with production and makes the breast milk very nutritious, however, as you will see on the website its astringency may counter that for some women. Check out some info from a world renouned herbalist for the info regarding raspberry leaf tea, just scroll down!!

http://www.susunweed.com/Weed_letter_Jan...



If you are worried about lack of production, while the raspberry leaf tea did no thave that effect on me, there are super simple remedies that can solve that problem, without having to add anything to your diet. Even buying a good breatfeeding book will have the same info, right at your fingertips. http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T022800...



Good luck!! :)

Belinda - posted on 03/03/2010

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I used in only in the last week of my pregnancy and had a realativly easy drug free birth so yes i beleive it did help, i did however only manage to breastfeed for 2 weeks due to low milk supply i never actually linked the two together until you mentioned it now i guess its possible thats what caused it but you would never know for sure. I guess it comes down to whether or not you want to risk your supply for an easier labour?

Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010

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is is not harmful an any way, and won't induce the labor, it works with the body, when the body is ready to go into labor it will then help the the labor to progress and allow for a smoother progression

Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010

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red raspberry tea can be taken throughout the entire pregnancy, it helps to tone the uterus as well as all the female organs, and prepares the body for delivery. it also helps the body to heal after the baby is born, helps to repair and tone. it won't dry up your milk, the tea can be used to bring in more milk as well as blessed thistle, and helps the milk to be richer.

Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010

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I had a midwife and planned my birth at a birth center. i was advised to drink red razz leaf teat at 37 weeks for the rest of my pregnancy, it helps tone your uterus helping with labor, then after you have the baby cont drinking it to get your uterus back to the pear shape and size it should be. If your milk starts to dry up drink mothers milk tea, i was mixing them in the same glass, with a little bit of honey!

Amy - posted on 03/03/2010

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i asked my doctor about this about a week before i was due... according to his i could drink it if i wanted but he didn't believe it would do anything for me... when it comes down to it i think anything that might seem as though it will make things easier for you is worth a shot if it isn't going to hurt anything

Amber - posted on 03/03/2010

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My sister in law drank it every day during the end of her pregnancy as it was reccommended by her mid wife. She had a completely natural drug free birth and never had any issues with her milk.

Ariana - posted on 03/02/2010

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Like everyone on here has said they say to take it to help induce labor and thin your cervix. My child birthing teacher who is a doula recommended it. I don't think a doula would recommend something that would reduce your milk supply. But if it's meant to be used to help induce labor you shouldn't be worried at all about your milk supply cause that doesn't come in till after you have the baby. And the only thing that would dry that up right off the bat is hard alcohol, wine, not pumping, or not breast feeding enough to build your milk supply.

Tracy - posted on 03/02/2010

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I too used it to speed up the process I was 3 wks overdue and I don't know about the milk problems I never had any myself

Danni - posted on 03/02/2010

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all i know about rasberry leaf tea is that they say it can help induce labour, but if taken in the last week or two during pregnancy it will help ease contraction pain and help your cervix soften and dialate easier!!i took rasberry leaf tea in my first pregnancy and only breast feed for a month cos i did not have enough milk to supply on demand however i dont beleiev this to be due to the tea because it happened in with my second child aswell and i didnt take the tea with that pregnancy:)

Crystal - posted on 03/02/2010

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All I know that I took raspberry tea to help enduce my labour cause I was in labour for two weeks and wanted to speed things along...as for the milk problem I guess it depends on the person...it never dried up my milk.

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