Raspberry leaf tea.... Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
Feb 9th '13

Just wondering if this works in your last trimester to help things along? When should I start drinkng it? Just want to do things later on to see if I can get my own labour going without needing to be induced. Of course I won't start until it is safe to do so.
TIA Mama's :)

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 107496 posts
status Feb 9th '13

you can start it at 37 weeks. It doesn't induce labor, but it helps strengthen your uterus and contractions if you're having them. You can also take evening primrose oil. It comes in capsules. You can start that orally at 36 weeks, then vaginally at 37. It helps soften the cervix

E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts
Feb 9th '13

I think they said to start it somewhere in the 3rd trimester. I tried it a few weeks ago and it was SO bitter, i'm gonna mix it with my peppermint tea and try to drink it that way :)

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
Feb 9th '13

my midwife suggested I drink it throughout my whole pregnancy, I really don't think it's going to help move things along.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
Feb 9th '13

I just heard it was supposed to help with ease of labour and such. So thanks I will start taking it later when I start getting further along.