Hi Ladies! Has anyone's provider recommended that you start taking any kind of herbs/ supplements to help with labor and delivery? I'm specifically looking for recommendations on Red Raspberry Leaf and Evening Primrose Oil. There seems to be a lot of mixed research out there so I'd love to hear your experiences w/ amount, type, and when to start. Thanks so much!
Herbs in the 3rd Trimester
I think the tea falls into may help, won't harm. Drink it if you want to. EPO I do not touch as it has been associated with premature rupture of membranes and other complications.
I had RRL tea last time, 2 cups a day for 2nd trimester and 3 cups a day for the third trimester. That may have played a part in my 7 hour labor.
This time, I have sometimes had RRL, but I've been getting such strong BHs that I've stopped doing that. I think maybe my body knows what it's doing this time around. I may have a strong, hot RRL when I'm in labor and all my ducks are lined up.
I have been drinking RRL since 24 weeks. Currently I am 32 weeks and I just stepped up the amount I drink to 3 cups I day. I mix in some Nettle too. I want to start alfalfa as well. Not sure when I will do EPO.
I was told by my midwife to use tea tree oil suppositories for a week before my GBS test so I will be started those in a few weeks.