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Raspberry leaf and risk of c-section scar rupture?

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Hangingbellyofbabylon Wed 12-Aug-09 08:44:21

I'm 35 weeks and was looking at raspberry leaf, one website says to avoid it if you have had a previous c-section as it can cause scar rupture. Has anyone heard this? has anyone used it after a previous c-section?

olivo Wed 12-Aug-09 11:00:30

ouch, i have been using it for the past couple ofweeks. I've not heard of this. will follow with interest....

phdlife Wed 12-Aug-09 11:11:30

I suspect it's not one of those things that has actually been scientifically tested. (I suspect this because you can buy RL tea over-the-counter without a word of warning on it - at least you can here in Oz!)

I used it after a previous CS and I did a LOT of looking at vbac info, and certainly never saw anything about it.

Having said that, I came hair-raisingly close to rupture (according to docs who did em-cs) - but of course there's a 1 in 200 chance of that happening anywy, with or without RL tea.

hth

Caro1302 Wed 12-Aug-09 11:53:40

I used it 2.5 years after my section and had a successful vbac. My labour was very fast and intense so I'm not sure I'd take as strong a dose next time, but scar rupture obviously didn't happen.

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