He was a big boy considering he was one month early (19 1/2 inches and 6 lbs 10oz!) Can I make my own red raspberry leaf tea? Can I still drink the labor tea? My daughter is 39.5 weeks. The raspberry tea leaf boxes avail here are those tea bag kind. I found out about RRL during the first week of my third trimester and started drinking it in the second week. I drank two cups of the tea (almost) every day for the last two months of pregnancy! To make raspberry leaf tea, pour 1 cup (240 ml) of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons (3-5 grams) of dried leaf. Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for conditions involving the uterus including pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation, and menopause. I am so torn…. Are you sure you sniffed the RLT ? The link in the article goes to organic raspberry leaf tea not “red”. The doctors and nurses were all shocked as to how quick I went into delivery from the moment I walked in. When I see the best time to drink the labor tea? I generally have quick but very painful labors. I also drank Labor Day tea starting on my due date. Will the baby and I be safe if I start at now? Thanks! my labor was 1 hour and 20 minutes, from beginning till end . How much did you drink? I am a first time mom. It seems super diluted? Baby was overdue and I had to be induced with a half dose of cytotec, but labor lasted less than 8 hours and went by very quickly. I tell every expectant mom about RRL now! Good luck, momma! If you decide to try red raspberry leaf tea, it shouldn’t be hard to find at your local supermarket or health food store. I notice that since I have started drinking the tea in this pregnancy that my Braxton hicks contractions are less obnoxious, as they had started to get a little more uncomfortable as of late. I SWEAR by RT as it made literally did the pushing for me as I lay in warm water tub juz deep breathing and less than 2 hours of active labor contractions and 20 mins of my body doing the pushing for me my 2nd baby was here ?. Third tri I drank it more often and in the last few weeks I drink almost every other day or at least a few times a week. When the nurse checked me I was dilated at 2 cm. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. I get my RRL from moutianroseherbs.com Enjoy!! Get off this prenatal and get on one that does not have RRTL extraction? I was also eating 6 dates per day starting at 36 weeks. I wish i am not late to consume this and for it to work on me. It contains a rich assortment of vitamins including b vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium and fragarine. Anyways my whole point is the labor tea really does work!! Loose? Our hospital of choice was an hour away and I felt carsick when we got there. Most of the stuff from regular stores are no good and cut with rice Syrup and not labeled as such. I drank RRL tea by the pitcher for the second half of my second pregnancy. The heart palpitations I get just aren’t worth it. The pregnancy I did drink it, I had the longest, most excruciating, difficult labor. Red raspberry leaf tea is a herbal tea loaded with benefits, both nutritionally and functionally. That was 15 hours. Pick fresh raspberry leaves. It really helped, how about unwanted pregnancy do I have to use these raspberry leave? I literally pulled her right out and onto my chest. Would the capsules be just as good as drinking it? Then the pain when nursing the baby for weeks afterwards was like labor all over again. Not sure which one you are referring to above since your link to Amazon has changed on me each time I click on it. I recommended it to my sister in law who is also pregnant. I just wanted to comment that 250 mg is a low dose. I wouldn’t say it was fun, but it was perfect! I hear pushing for an hour or less is amazing for a first time mom so I think it helped! Can be found at Kroger (at least ours had it) in the healthy/organic foods section. So fast!!! I tried at week 8 but again, I felt some uterine tightening so felt more comfortable waiting. Thank you! I gave birth to my first child last week, and the birth was super easy! I even found it helped in the weeks after the birth. I had alot of stress in pregnancy #2&6 both C-section…But this last C-section I just heard of rrlt , but I drank Bedtime tea( had RTL,nettle, Dandelion etc) had no clue drank every night with all pregnancy except #2&6. Tea pouches can be purchased from health food stores and tea stockists. Or drink just the two strong cups I have left? Loving your emails/blog! In terms of bagged tea, I know that this brand is high quality. I’m 40 wks and 2 days- so I’ve drank labor tea for 3 days now. Although no side effects to drinking red raspberry leaf tea have been detected in these trials, it does contain polyphenols that are detectable in breast milk. My belly was really big during pregnancy. That’s a lot for one tea. Is that measurement packed? I went overdue by 10 days with my first when my water broke, which is what started labor. I’d never heard of RRL until I got pregnant with my first baby. My doctor was amazed and began to recommend the tea to all her patients. Thank you again! The capsules are 450 mg. You can try the capsules and see how they work. Thank God I’d already been planning a natural labor since I was only at the birth center for a few minutes when she arrived. Thank you so much for all this! It’s historically been used in folk remedies, including as a tonic to strengthen the uterus and promote faster, healthier labor and quicker postpartum recovery . Do you think Red Raspberry Leaf supplements are effective? Could you please tell me which one you were linking? Again, watch for any uterine cramping. Is red raspberry leaf tea the same as raspberry tea? Ever since I found out that I was pregnant, I’ve been drinking RRLT, highly recommended by my mother in law, who also drank it throughout her entire pregnancy. Where can i get the tea in South Africa? I started drinking less, but I had the same issue, my placenta needed to be removed manually! I drank the tea 1-3 times a day starting at about 5-6 months pregnant. So, yeah. I begun drinking my tea around 32 weeks just to be safe:-). Hello Sofia! That’s a lot for one tea. Perhaps that would be worth trying? It’s such a cost savings. Raspberry leaf tea is one of the most pleasant-tasting of all herbal teas. While red raspberry leaf can have a similar mouth feel as black tea, it is very different and not nearly as strong. Does anyone know if there is any risk of taking this with BP issues? Only 10 of the rats in the study received rrlt. She drank it consistently through her pregnancy with me – I came one day early and it was a speedy, uncomplicated birth. Have you ever heard this and is it really true?? I would assume I do. Hello all, I have a question, I am pretty sure that many other mommas have asked this before, but I was just wondering, since this is my 2nd pregnancy and the first one was a C-section and I am planning to go for a VBAC. I may just go with it (TM brand) anyway and add some cream and honey, but was curious if others had opinions on that particular brand. I have PCOS and despite taking birth control pills, I still get cramps. This is my first time drinking RRLT and I’m 34weeks. If anyone could shed some light on this I would appreciate it. Drinking the tea would not strengthen your cervix. And I have to add that my pregnancy was excellent no problems at all except being tired. Thanks for the fantastic resource you’ve made for Mamas! Pregnant with number two, and going to do that again. How did it go? -thank you for all of your posts, they have encouraged me to go all natural into my labor where as before I was still struggling with deciding. Dial back on the tea and see if the cramps dissipate. Our sweet son (was adopted) prayed for a “baby sister” (and a puppy) earlier this year over and over before dinner. Pregant? Can i get that. When should I start and how many cups should I drink? I’m planning a vba2c. I have a total of 5 children and I wished some one had told me before about Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. Do you think it’s as effective when eaten as a powder supplement? It was definitely time for him to come and a lot of people were praying. The nutrients in the tea help the body to reduce the pain of the period. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. Hi.. just want to ask. I did have a question though, on this post you mention to stop drinking it early if you experience uterine cramping. It is use for so many other good reasons like strengthening uterine muscles, keeping endo system in great shape, keepijg hormones in check and giving your body and baby loads of antioxidants and nutrients. I’m 12 weeks and have been wondering about RRLT and when to start! Wow, thanks for this article! Increase to 2 cups in second tri. It was excruciating until I finally got an epidural. Pick fresh raspberry leaves. With my first pregnancy last year, I started drinking red raspberry leaf tea right away (in the pregnancy book I happened to be reading at the time, it didn’t mention the potential hazards at all). (See recipe below.). I plan on drinking RRLT. I guess he wanted me to have easier labor :-). Easy & quick labor. I was carsick when I got the hospital and should have waited before drinking my only thermos of tea. It’s something to this. I’m torn about whether to have the tea this time or not. When I first consider raspberry leaf benefits, the first one that comes to … Congrats dear.. The capsules did wonders for me. (Oh, and here’s more info on VBAC.). Heath & Heather has a strong heritage as herbal specialists and are committed to developing a range of fruit and herbal infusions using only the finest natural ingredients. I had the same results with number 6, whom I had at age 40. There’s a difference between raspberry flavored tea and red raspberry leaf tea. I added a teaspoon of honey and it tasted fine but i love tea. Bring to a boil and then lower heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. I am very in tune with my body and the “contraction” is not in my uterus, but in my stomach area. It is best to notice fatal effects before reaching those stages. Maybe try a natural birth without the pitocin. Caffeine free. It can also be used internally to this effect. There’s controversy everywhere… even with pregnancy tea. Great stuff. I’ve used the Frontier brand of loose leaf and also Traditional Medicinals bags and thought they were both good. I’ve tried searching for this article and can’t find it!! if yes how much amount should i take for each day please let me know. Author: Peter Raleigh, last updated: 2019-04-29. Thanks for the reply! I don’t really think anything can prepare you for the reality of birth. 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! Is there a point in time when you should stop drinking it – I am 23 weeks, if I start it now, should I stop at a anytime before my labor or just keep drinking it everyday? That said it was painful, bearable but painful. Many herbal teas include raspberry to "stabilize" the other ingredients. so i decided to start drink this tea. I am just amazed at its potential! My dr is planning on inducing me at week 39 because last delivery I was two weeks late and delivered a beautiful 10 pound baby. Your instructions to brew the tea for loose leaf is 1 tbs of loose tea to 1 cup of water. My two previous children were small to average size and I did not drink the tea. Their leaves have been touted for their health benefits during and after pregnancy, such as boosting milk supply in lactating women and inducing labor in pregnant women. It tastes like a common black tea. I’m definitely going to buy some red raspberry leaf tea now! Raspberry leaf tea is a herbal remedy, not to be confused with raspberry fruit tea. I am curious to know if I can start with the RRLT while I do my 5 days a week prenatal workout. Another woman took the strong brew in the hospital parking lot because she thought the staff would take it away from her. Is there anything I should do differently to make sure I do? Red raspberry leaf tea – or capsules – is a traditional remedy taken by women in late pregnancy which is thought to tone the uterus and optimise the action of the uterine muscle during labour, and there are literally thousands of discussions about this online. I don’t know how much of that had to do with the tea. We recently started trying to conceive. If it makes you crampy hold off until you are further along. I am wondering about the pregnancy tea from Traditional Medicinals. Im 38 weeks pregnant and wanted to start drinking the tea , is it too late and my store that sells thoes teas was out so i got a raspberry tea , will it have the same effect or no. Red raspberry leaf tea comes from the leaves of the red raspberry plant. Hi! How to Brew Raspberry Leaf Tea. It’s very similar to a cup of black tea and I add a little raw, local honey for sweetness. It's what I use to make my Labor Day Tea (recipe below). Raspberry leaf tea for the period, in fact, has been used from a long time ago. I’m 23 weeks right now. My little girl was born at 35 weeks, can’t say I would blame the tea, but it did jump start some serious contractions a few days into drinking it. Actually I’m using a tea blend with red raspberry in it: Taspens Organics’ Daily Nourishing Tea. Good news! When did you start the labor tea? Go with this herb only? Br J Pharmacol 1970;40:161P-162P. Dry in a dehydrator at 100* for approximately 8 hours or until very dry. If you’re facing an induction, a few days leading up to the induction as well as your induction date can help. Do i just put all 24 teabags in a teapot and pour boiling water 32oz to it and let it steep for 20-30mins? Second, was excruciating to say the least. It seems like a shame if this was the cause….a tea that I could have lived without. Nor can I find ANY research or experience that mentions labor being lengthened because of the tea. Hi there, I am 18weeks pregnant with my first child. Will it be okay to drink such high concentration of the tea since shes not drinked the RRLT before? Do what makes sense for you and your body. I didn’t do it the first time but I’m 17 weeks pregnant now and plan on drinking it RELIGIOUSLY this time! One study found that women who consumed RRL tea regularly are less likely to go overdue or give birth prematurely. I’ve taken it from 36 weeks ( recommended time to begin here in Australia) for my last 2 pregnancies and highly recommend. But unfortunately it didn’t work for me… I really believed it would help, I was absolutely convinced it’ll take just a few hours. I am 38 weeks and 2 day. Do you know anything about this? I’m now expecting my 3rd, with the placenta again in front (just finally got a heartbeat at 14 weeks because of that placenta position). The RRLT was my afternoon ritual… 16 ounces of warm tea mixed with coconut milk. 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