I have been thinking of trying Raspberry leaf capsules or tea during this pregnancy. I have been reading a lot about it and how it really helps strengthen your uterus muscles and helps shorten your labor. Anyone use it before and have it work? Anyone know which is better capsules or tea??
Has anyone used Raspberry leaf tea/capsules during pregnancy?
I drank the tea like crazy with my last pregnancy. Hard to know if it shortened my birth as it was my first one, but it was pretty efficient for a first birth - no irregular contractions or stalls up until the very end but that was because of baby's positioning (breech). So yeah, maybe the tea helped? Regardless I really got into the flavour and ritual of it. I've heard of ppl making iced RRL tea which I might try while it's still summer...
My first labor was pretty short, so I'm not going to drink it super concentrated, but most of what I've read shows some good results in reducing labor time and afterbirth pains.
I got my herbs bulk from frontier.
I had a super fast labor with my first (3.5 hours from water breaking to baby). Does this mean maybe I shouldn't drink raspberry leaf tea? I am a little anxious already about making it to the hospital in time--especially since this time we have to get our daughter settled before we go to the hospital.