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Red Raspberry Tablets, worried.

(10 Posts)
Ilovebean Mon 10-Mar-14 11:26:59

Hi All

I am currently 23 weeks and have started talking RRL tablets. I tried the tea but sadly baby isn't too fond and it came straight back up again everytime I've drank it.

I've been having some tummy cramps since taking the tablets, and online has very conflicting information. Some webistes are saying from the second trimester is fine to take them, others are saying to wait until 34 weeks.

Can anyone shed some light?

Ilovebean Mon 10-Mar-14 11:27:44

Not sure it will make a difference, but the tablets are from Holland & Barrett.

ikeaismylocal Mon 10-Mar-14 11:29:59

I didn't think you were supposed to take them until 35+ weeks.

The tea also gave me cramps but I'm convinced it worked 10 pound ds was born in 2 pushes!

Whiteshoes Mon 10-Mar-14 11:34:10

I would leave them alone this early because I'm v cautious and can't see a good reason to take them at this point. I only took the tea at the bitter end.

rachyconks Mon 10-Mar-14 11:35:02

Agree with pp's - too early to be taking them. I'm 37 weeks and only started now.

Ilovebean Mon 10-Mar-14 11:44:44

Thanks, I'll wait till I hit the 35 week mark.

Like I said, google wasn't much help as I found people who said they'd taken the tablets around now so they get into your system, others who said to wait until 37 weeks etc.

Mummyk1982 Mon 10-Mar-14 12:41:42

I'm just coming up for 39 weeks- have had the tea occasionally for a few weeks and about to get capsules today. I would guess you've started it too early- my midwife recommended waiting til 38 weeks :-)

HannahG315 Mon 10-Mar-14 14:59:01

My midwife said they did studies in Australia and the MW there recommend from 34 weeks onwards. They don't recommended it here yet because they haven't done such studies. Xx

K8eee Mon 10-Mar-14 15:35:31

yep defo wait! you're far too early to be taking them, my mw didn't like me taking them at 34 weeks and said for me to wait until 36 at the earliest

ilovepowerhoop Mon 10-Mar-14 19:53:53

www.babycentre.co.uk/x545986/can-raspberry-leaf-tea-help-to-ease-labour = says not to take before 32 weeks

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