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When can I start taking Raspberry Leaf?

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Kyte Sun 23-Aug-09 20:04:23

I've forgotten when it's ok to start taking raspberry leaf. Doe anyone know?

mrswee Sun 23-Aug-09 20:40:08

There's lot of conflicting advise on this. I bought mine from the herbalist, they said one cup a day from 28 weeks, but lots of packets you buy and advise on the net says from 34 weeks.

I did start mine at 28 weeks, one cup a day until 33 weeks then two cups a day. I can happily report that so far everything is still good!! I'm 35 weeks tomorrow and only just started getting a couple of braxton hicks after each cup in the last 3-4 weeks.

Kyte Mon 24-Aug-09 11:34:26

Thanks, I think that's what I did last time.

girlsyearapart Mon 24-Aug-09 11:42:01

I took the tablets from about 35 weeks both times i think. Dd1 born due date dd2 ten days early.
6 hours labour dd1 3 and half with dd2.
Can anyone remind me how far in advance of ttc you stop taking the contraceptive pill?

Kyte Mon 24-Aug-09 12:27:34

I stopped a couple of months beforehand

zelda200 Wed 26-Aug-09 16:43:53

I started at 17 weeks. One cup a day, then two+ in third trimester.
Has to be loose leaf - the stuff in bags is horrible and not the same at all.
I credit it with swift birth (7 hours from waters breaking, not bad for first birth). I also read 'The Gentle Birth Method' by Gowri Motha - brilliant for teaching you how to relax during birth.
Good luck!

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