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Raspberry leaf capsules

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southernbelle77 Sat 31-Oct-09 14:51:19

Does anyone know how many you should/can take a day? I tried the actual tea, but I couldn't stomach it (quite literally!) so am resorting to capsules to get this baby out (38 weeks now with severe spd). On the packet it says 3-6 times a day with food, but I'm not sure if this also applies if pregnant!

Any help gratefully received.

puffylovett Sat 31-Oct-09 14:56:52

The manufaturers will be expecting it to be pregnant ladies who are taking it, so I would go with the maximum recommended dose. I took 2 caps per day but they would've been a different make to yours.

notasausage Sat 31-Oct-09 15:01:06

I also did 2 caps a day. 3-6 sounds a lot but depends what strength I suppose. Didn't work for me btw but suppose anything is worth a try - that's how I felt anyway. Went to 41 + 6 and 2 sweeps!!

southernbelle77 Sat 31-Oct-09 18:56:12

Thank you! Think I'll stick to three and hope for the best! Thankfully I know I won't go to term because of the spd, but I'm just hoping that the raspberry leaf and the pineapple with do some magic so when I'm induced (probably next week) it will be a quick affair, rather than the 5 days it took with dd!!

TOK Sat 31-Oct-09 21:43:59

I am 39+5 and have been taking 6 a day for the past 2 weeks- I am desperate to try anything to make this labour better than the last one! I have been having braxton hicks but don't know whether thats down to the rasperry leaf or not.
And a word of advice on the pineapple- don't overdo it. I bought one at the beginning of the week and (unintentionally I must add) ate it all in one go because it was really sweet and tasty. Well, I suffered the next day, running to the toilet and being sick. I was getting mild contractions but they died off. But it just made me feel so horrible I actually didn't want to go into labour feeling that bad. So just a little warning on that front!
I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything goes OK for you, I'm sure you are as desperate as I am to get your bundle of joy into the world!

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