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Iron tablets and rasberry leaf

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Angeliz Mon 31-Jan-05 12:12:42

Just a quickie this time.
I'm taking 2 iron tablets a day and have just started taking one rasberry leaf tablet too.
That is o.k isn't it??

Leogaela Mon 31-Jan-05 13:52:55

I thought rasberry leaf tea was to bring on labour. No idea about the tablets.

Has your MW or doctor advised to take so much iron?

suzywong Mon 31-Jan-05 13:54:42

raspberry leaf tea is a uterine tonic and .... tones up your uterus

It is recommended that you take it in the last three weeks

Make sure your iron tablets don't give you constipation, that's the last thing you want

Angeliz Mon 31-Jan-05 20:42:36

Rasberry leaf doesn't nessasseraliy bring on labour, it's supposed to make it quicker and easier.
My first birth was quick, wether or not it had anything to do with it i don't know.
I've been on the iron tablets for a few weeks. (They actually told me 3 but am only taking 2)

What i meant was, it is o.k to take them both together isn't it???

highlander Mon 31-Jan-05 21:41:07

NICE no longer recommends pregnant women to take iron unless you have a clinical anaemia (haemoglobin of less than 10.0).

kama Tue 01-Feb-05 19:40:02

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