It is extremely effective in decreasing nausea and relieving constipation. I’m not sure what to do. I had a very quick and natural Labor with my first, and I just thought I got lucky. Can you send the specific brand and or links for loose leaf and bagged? I’d ask your dr to show you the information he is using. Hopefully it works! Nor can I find ANY research or experience that mentions labor being lengthened because of the tea. 1 day, 7 days before the due date? At first you should stick to drinking 1 cup a day and then after a few weeks build up to 2 cups and then 3. Only bled for 10 days. While usually known as a female herb, red raspberry leaf tea can also help support the prostate and various stomach ailments in children. Thanks!! Hello I am a little bit confused. Can you please let me know if it’s ok to take the new Beef Liver Capsules from Vital Proteins while pregnant ? While usually known as a female herb, red raspberry leaf tea can also help support the prostate and various stomach ailments in children. I will keep everyone posted. I waited to start drinking RRL until I was in my third trimester. I’m 29 weeks… also drinking the tea for the sugar reduction benefit… This is my 2nd child… How much should I be drinking? This is my first pregnancy that I have gone this far. It was one of the most Beautiful and amazing moments of my life. I am about 25 weeks along and started drinking 1cup/day 4 days ago. Also, do you buy your other herbs and teas from Amazon as well? I am here to share my story on how conceive also cure from fibroid,i wonder why people still don’t believe that roots and herbs are very essential and fruitful in different aspect,especially when you can’t conceive and bear children. I lost 2 babies from a weak cervix. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, diuretic and, perhaps best of all, relaxant, which is partly why expecting mothers choose to drink it. Clearly its not good for rats. (I work for the company, awesome products). The only thing that comes close are those who claim the tea didn’t work for them, but went on to have a normal, more average-lengthed, labor. Stir all the herbs together in a large mixing bowl so that they're evenly distributed. Many practitioners recommend that raspberry leaf is best commenced at 32 weeks of pregnancy. So for my fourth, I’m going to be drinking this tea most every day and postpartum too! Is red raspberry leaf tea the same as raspberry tea? Until I believe it broke right when his head and neck same out. Since I have been doing cod liver oil that covered A and D. I also took a zinc pill on occasion (I usually took the Bs, cod liver and zinc at the same time of day (morning)). She drank it consistently through her pregnancy with me – I came one day early and it was a speedy, uncomplicated birth. There is no simple answer to this question. CONGRATS! We asked experts what the benefits are and if it's safe to drink raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy. I’ve tried searching for this article and can’t find it!! I am 38 weeks and 5days. I’m currently pregnant with baby number 2 and have been reading into the benefits of red raspberry leaf tea and have started drinking one to two cups daily at 36 weeks pregnant. It would also help my water intake as well! Red raspberry leaf is part of the raspberry plant that has been used as a traditional remedy for pregnant and postpartum women. Again, I would talk to your doctor before taking the leap but something to keep in mind when doing your own research. I wanted RRL tea to work for me but I don’t think it did. Side note: I started drinking red raspberry leaf tea at 14 weeks. I think it all just depends on the woman and the body! but yes on amazon too, The best quality will always be a local healthfood store, or a pharmacy that has supplements ‘Nature Made’ has one in cap form, but i personally like the loose leaf you get at the HFS, where you can see the quality, smell, etc! Be inspired and get new ideas delivered right to your mailbox! Love the tea recipes you share Genevieve! (See recipe below.). I recommend starting the tea in your second trimester so you should be good to go! Prepares the body for the labor. And what would be the recommended dosage as far as how many capsules per day? With both the rat studies, the mother rats consumed RRL right from the start of their pregnancies, at doses much higher than what humans ingest in a cup of tea. I don’t know how much of that had to do with the tea. In terms of bagged tea, I know that this brand is high quality. I ended up going in to the hospital at hour 30 and begging my midwife to put me out of my misery. This is my first time doing this . I am excited to have a natural birth. Do you think that’s a high dose to be taking so early on? Is it under a different name? This is my first time being pregnant and I am 32 years old. And went to L&D that night. Wouldn’t have a pregnancy without it! I’m 35 weeks now and I just started drinking RRL tea. Hi I’m currently 3 days past my due date and I’m wondering if you think the labour day tea is worth trying now, I do have an induction date set but if I can speed up the process before that it would be great. I can say it helps with iron. I drank 2 cups a day for 12 weeks straight. Most pregnant women start drinking this tea when they reach the fag end of their second trimester. I’m torn to think this would help strengthen my uterus and avoid rupture, but also afraid of strong contractions. Look for ‘Red Raspberry Leaf Tea’. Our hospital of choice was an hour away and I felt carsick when we got there. If it makes you crampy hold off until you are further along. How soon after drinking the Labor Day tea did you go into labor? Is red raspberry leafy tea the same as just raspberry tea ? Is there anything I should do differently to make sure I do? Maybe it’s just my body but I think I’ll do fewer squats and drink a little less tea next time just in case. It really helped, how about unwanted pregnancy do I have to use these raspberry leave? Thanks so much. I would recommend making 2 or 3 thermoses just in case. With my second child and first pregnancy I drank the tea, I did have a placenta that was attached to the cord on the outside and the cord broke. The trick is to drink it in the hospital parking lot so you will be sure to make it there on time. Is this something you recommend keeping up until active labor begins? It’s amazing stuff! How many times a day? I use Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf tea and it’s great! You can use it at your own discretion. If you’re facing an induction, a few days leading up to the induction as well as your induction date can help. What are you thoughts? The Truth About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea During Pregnancy in post image, Kendra Tolbert MS RDN registered dietitian nutritionist square, Maura Winkler Certified Nurse Midwife square, Mama Natural Birth Course the best natural online childbirth education classes (1), red raspberry leaf teas that we recommend, DIY Blossoming Belly Butter Recipe for Pregnant & Postpartum Mamas, Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipes You’ll Actually Want to Drink, Heartburn During Pregnancy: 21 Natural Remedies That Work, How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally, Pregnancy Mask (Chloasma): What It Is & Natural Remedies,,, May prevent miscarriage by strengthening and toning the uterine wall. He doctor checked her and said he would come back in the morning, and went home. I am going to be 34 weeks pregnant. you are definitely right about the body feels. I am currently 27 weeks. Do you recommend the Frontier loose tea brand or the Birds and Bees Tea brand? Thank you! I don’t know if this is a problem given I started taking it as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I’m in a dilemma because I have to take this prenatal but I can’t ask my doctor because I live in the Middle East and doubt she’d be very knowledgeable about it. I’m just learning about RRLT now and will be double brewing tomorrow!! So fast!!! Hi Kara! When my husband finally got back to the hospital with the strong brew, it was 4:45. I took the pill form along with exercise. So, again, I’m a fan of red raspberry leaf tea. Do I need to add RRLT with nettle tea for it to work? Anyways my whole point is the labor tea really does work!! What other secrets are you hiding, universe? Secondly, I have IBS and not the version you are thinking of. Also do you have any suggestions on what prenatal to take, or an article in which you talk about that? I stopped during late second trimester. God has used you to help rid me of my fears and doubts! I am 30 weeks and go through a quart a day of RRLT! The idea is not so much to speed up your labour, but to help it to progress at a nice, steady pace. I had a 28 hour labor with forceps delivery and a lot of stitches (even with a small 6lb 4oz baby). I’m torn about whether to have the tea this time or not. That said, for my next pregnancy I will do the same thing. Methodology: Because of the paucity of research regarding this herb, particularly in relation to pregnancy and birth, the authors undertook a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for over a year when I came across an article about acupuncture helping women conceive. Raspberry leaf tea has been effective throughout various stages of pregnancy. You might check with them. With chronic use it can cause bridging fibrosis of the liver. I was picking up the boxes of the traditional medicinals at Whole Foods, for nearly $5 a box, that would last me 5 days… the bag will last me a few months, for the price of 3 of those boxed bagged teas. Thanks. Raspberry leaf tea is thought to tone the muscles of your uterus (womb), to help it to work better during labour. I was in the hospital for less than an hour before she was born, the doctor didn’t need to cut me, the nurse said my fundus was so firm it was as if this was my first child, and I had NO AFTER-PAIN when nursing!