I am 37 weeks pregnant and bought some raspberry leaf tea to try as I've heard it can help speed things up a bit. Although, when I tried a cup today I found the taste absolutely foul and couldn't drink it! Can anyone tell me if it does work and is worth putting up with the foul taste?!
I didn't drink it with DS (DC1), but did with DD (DC2) and not sure whether it had any effect on labour, but it did make the afterpains with DD a lot more bearable. I am now drinking 2-3 cups a day between gaviscon & vomiting as am 37 weeks with DC 3
I put honey in mine to make it taste better! Drank it with DC1 and 2 and think it helped. Both labours were straightforward. Currently 36 weeks with DC 3 and have been drinking it for a couple of weeks, although have just run out of tea and honey!
I've never tried the tea, but have been taking RLT capsules building up for two to six a day from 32 weeks. I got mine from Holland and Barratt. Am now 39+5 so hopefully will be able to let you know of it works any day now!
I'm taking the capsules and also drinking a tea that is red raspberry leaf AND raspberry so it's actually a nice fruity flavour. I got both of these from Holland & Barrett. If it's loose tea leaves you have perhaps try this recipe: http://www.hypnobirthingutah.com/how-to-make-red-raspberry-leaf-tea/
I found putting a dash of blackcurrant squash in it made it much more bearable, made me feel like I was doing something to prepare for birth and they were straightforward and fairly quick both times so worth persevering in my opinion!