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Raspberry leaf tea and Almond oil....When?

(6 Posts)
bambino1andbump Sun 16-Sep-07 23:24:23

I remember when I was pregnant with dd I took raspberry leaf tea tablets and massaged almond oil on my perenium....but when is the safe time to do these things to prepare for labour?

j20baby Sun 16-Sep-07 23:38:35

holland and barratt said the raspberry leaf from 34 weeks and i think about the same for the almond oil, hth

dal21 Mon 17-Sep-07 08:01:25

34-36 weeks as J20 says. If you start getting strong/ uncomfortable braxton hicks then stop with the raspberry leaf tea as that can make them worse.
I had both and was about to start taking them when was booked in for c-section. Now use the almond oil for baby massage! LOL!

julie07 Sat 22-Sep-07 13:08:19

what does the raspberry leaf do??

missbumpy Sat 22-Sep-07 14:12:50

It's meant to "ripen the cervix" or something Julie hmm. I've been drinking the tea. Apparently it doesn't induce labour but is supposed to help make labour a bit shorter. I have no idea if it's true or not but there's no harm in trying!

MrsFish Sat 22-Sep-07 21:01:25

Ah Dal, didn't know that about the raspberry leaf tea, only been taking it for two days but co-incidentally I just mentioned on the ante natal threads that my BH's have suddenly got worse the past couple of days too... didn't think it would work that quick though

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