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Would you take Raspberry leaf if.....?

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youlemming Mon 06-Jul-15 13:17:45

You had a quick labour last time and you are being monitored for reduced growth?

I took the capsules from 36 wks last time and I've just hit that point, but as above I had a 6 hr labour with my first on her due date.
And I'm currently being monitored with regular scans as little one is only on the 10th percentile.

There is a chance I will be induced early or at least not let past due date so spontaneous labour is less likely than before but just in case I'm not sure if I should take them at all!

gamerchick Mon 06-Jul-15 13:19:08

Well it's just for a shorter pushing stage rather than quick labour really. That isn't a bad thing I don't think.

ThursdayLast Mon 06-Jul-15 13:21:07

They made not a jot of difference to me first time around so I wouldn't bother taking them at all smile
If you're worried, then don't.

ItsNotAsPerfectAsItSeems Mon 06-Jul-15 13:21:39

It doesn't bring on labour just ripens the cervix to make labouring faster and apparently easier.
Unless you've been advised otherwise, I'd take it. I took the tea. Horrid taste but I read the tea was more potent than the caps.
Good luck

Hophop987 Mon 06-Jul-15 13:25:38

My first labour was 5.5 hours and pushing stage was fairly short,so I'm taking the tea again hoping it had something to do with it!

Ashwinder Mon 06-Jul-15 13:29:54

I was advised not to by the consultant as I had previously had two very fast births with an almost non existent pushing phases (3 pushes for first baby and 1 for second). My uterus was apparently I'm no need of toning! If you're concerned, ask your midwife.

Superexcited Mon 06-Jul-15 13:33:08

I have had two quick labours (3 hours and 2 hours) without taking raspberry leaf tea or anything else.
Quick labours can be more painful as everything happens so much more quickly so everything is intensified. I would only take raspberry leaf tea if advised to do so by the midwife / doctor.

youlemming Mon 06-Jul-15 13:41:22

My pushing phase was only about 20 min and yes ended up with quite a few stiches due to the speed.
Think I will hold off for now and ask next time I have an appointment.

Picklesauage Mon 06-Jul-15 13:48:09

I was told not to take it, my first labour was 3 hours (with rasp leaf) my second was 55 mins (no rasp leaf)! If you are close to hospital I might take it, otherwise no way!

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