Firsly I'd like to apologise if this has been discussed before which is prob has but I couldn't find any exact references.
I am 31 weeks and opinion seems to differ as to when to start taking rasp leaf tea capsules. Obviously I don't want to kick anything off before time but I haven't had so much as a Braxton Hick yet either. Should I start taking them or wait a couple more weeks?
I did a search for the same thing earlier and found this from mumsnetter bensonbluebird:
'Arnica and raspberry leaf. My midwife recommends raspberry leaf from 28 weeks you start with 1 cup per day and increase to 2 cups at 32 weeks then 3 cups at 36 weeks. Arnica should be at the 200c dose. She also recommends a evening primrose oil and omega 3 supplement from 36 weeks but it's as much as I can do to remember to take the raspberry leaf.'
I am going to just take one cup as of next week as I am only just 28 weeks today.
My midwife (36 years experience plus MBE for services to childcare etc) says to start them at 32 weeks. Take 2 640mg tablets a couple of times a day. They don't bring on labour, just condition the uterus. Much easier taking the tablets than the tea I think....
sorry to be cynical but don't assume this will help AT ALL. In my first pregnancy I drank so much raspberry leaf tea I was literally gagging on the stuff AND I took the capsules. My labour was a horrific 56 hours from when the waters broke until he actually came out. I therefore have no faith whatsoever in raspberry leaf tea or capsules!