Good Answer from Previous Poster.
I have been Taking EPO and RLT For my entire pregnancy, so no, it does not induce labor. It does help tone things and ripen things. I have been taking EPO Because it stabilizes mood swings as well as has beneficial prostaglandins to ripen the cervix, but Only when your body is ready anyway. Just like sex, it wont induce labor unless your ready but there is no harm in getting things ready. (Unless of course you are prone to pre-term labor)
Now Raspberry Leaf Tea. It is SO Good for your uterus! It made me nauseous in the beginning of the 3rd trimester so I had to stop drinking it but other than that I have been using it (Not real regularly, but maybe 1-4 times a week) the entire pregnancy. It's a uterine toner and I swear by it. It too will not induce labor unless you're ready to go anyway. But can cause contractions if you drink it enough in a high enough concentrate. As soon as I am in the safe zone to deliver at home (37 Weeks Minus 2 Days=Tuesday July 5th) I plan on drinking about 4 cups a day. Right now I am drinking about 2 cups a day, but had to order some more and am waiting for it to arrive cuz I only have enough for one more pitcher (8 Cups. And I drink it cold with Peppermint tea added.)
With my First I had a LOT of PP Bleeding. It would gush out when I pressed on my uterus Hours afterward and the stupid hospital didn't monitor it and It was my first so I was clueless whether or not that was 'normal'.
So With My Second, I took Raspberry Leaf Tea starting around 34 Weeks. When I had her the bleeding was SO DRAMATICALLY reduced! It was just like a semi-heavy period. The difference was amazing and it was so nice not to have blood ALL OVER the place. Also her labor was half as long as my first. (Efficient Contractions got her out Quicker, expelled the Placenta Perfectly then clamped down the bleeding!) Wonderful Medicine made by God and not man's Chemicals!