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#1 of 3 Old 06-07-2013, 09:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be helpful or harmful to drink red raspberry leaf tea if I have marginal placenta previa? I always hear how great RRL is, but recently read that could cause uterine contractions, which I would want to avoid with the placenta previa. Anyone know anymore about this tea? It's hard to find real info on it. Thanks! 

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I asked about this at the midwifery center once (I had previa too) and they said they distinguish between "therapeutic or medicinal" herbs that DO things and create reactions in the body and "nutritional" herbs that just nourish.

Their pregnancy tea blend had RRL and nettles, and she assured me both were "nutritional" not "medicinal."

It certainly has never given me contractions, though it does make me feel a little buzzed, almost like there is caffeine in it.

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However, I hear reports and anecdotes online all the time of women who find it does stimulate contractions.

Since there is no real research on it, in the scientific sense, it's hard to say.

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