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rasberry tea I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
8th Jun '13

My midwife was saying raspberry leaf tea helps to soften the cervix and to start drinking it at around 36 weeks.All I could find was raspberry and cranberry tea will it work the same?

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
8th Jun '13

36 weeks? Even if it did work that's way too early

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
8th Jun '13

lol. raspberry leaf tea doesn't soften your cervix, evening primrose oil capsules do. I was taking RRL capsules since 14 weeks during my pregnancy. It strenghtens your uterus.

Sherri + 3 LLC 3 kids; Mesa, Arizona 3758 posts
8th Jun '13

Why are you rushing it? The baby will come when it is ready.

I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Sherri + 3:" Why are you rushing it? The baby will come when it is ready."

I'm not, but the midwife says its useless unless you start drinking it early on.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Sherri + 3:" Why are you rushing it? The baby will come when it is ready."


it doesn't send you into labour... I took evening primose oil starting at 36w, didn't have the baby until 41w.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
8th Jun '13

No, you need the actual tea.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
8th Jun '13

I'm pretty sure it does not soften the cervix, it just tones your uterus for a good labor. Evening primrose oil, or EPO, softens the cervix. You can get both of these at the vitamin shoppe and whole foods market, plus any other health food stpre i'm sure.

I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting James Mama:" No, you need the actual tea."

It's tea but its raspberry tea not the raspberry leaf tea.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy Due September 10; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; California 29988 posts
8th Jun '13

I would actually go with the Evening Primrose Oil, it worked for me. And you can start taking it now it wont put you into labor or anything.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Gone ;):" It's tea but its raspberry tea not the raspberry leaf tea."



no, it doesn't work.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gone ;):</b>" It's tea but its raspberry tea not the raspberry leaf tea."</blockquote>



If it's not red raspberry LEAF tea, it's useless. But It is highly recommended for a good labor.

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
8th Jun '13

They have capsules you can buy if you don't want to drink the tea.

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
9th Jun '13

Yea it's raspberry leaf tea not plain raspberry tea. I had friends who tried it. It doesn't send you into labour, it's meant to make labour a little easier or so they said anyway. I didnt try it myself. One of my friends, her water broke on her due date and she had a relatively easy labour. 7 hours long, delivered natural and no tears or stitches. Another went into labour 9 days early and also delivered naturally without any tearing. A third friend had a longer labour, about 12 hours but she also went natural and no tearing. Could all be coincidence though! One of them took the capsules instead coz she had bad heartburn and didnt want to drink the tea. I didnt try it coz I was afraid of going into labour too early! As it happened, labour started at 39wk 3 days and I had her 2 days later.

I love Daisy xxxx Due July 4; Manchester, United Kingdom 1422 posts
9th Jun '13

Got some of the leaf tea today from holland and barrett, thanks girls :)