Red rasberry leaf is a uterine tonic. It does not cause contractions. It will make contractions that you are having for some other reason be more affective. For that reason, some people avoid it when a miscarriage is a risk not because of something being wrong with the baby, but because of something with the mom. Come September, we should all be having red raspberry leaf.
Since you are really needing calming vibes, perhaps you should drink German chamomile tea?
: madrone - : SAHM to 12 y.o. DS, : 9 y.o. DD, and : 4 y.o. DS