I was fortunate to not go over my due date, in fact Bub was a few days early. I SWEAR by RT as it made literally did the pushing for me as I lay in warm water tub juz deep breathing and less than 2 hours of active labor contractions and 20 mins of my body doing the pushing for me my 2nd baby was here ?. This is my first time being pregnant and I am 32 years old. I use this space to be genuinely myself about topics that I am passionate about. I’m now 39 weeks and 3 days and am eager to have my baby! I do my ball exercises and nothing is progressing I’m still one and a half centimeters. ?? Thanks so much Natural Mama need more information to make better decisions! 4 days before my due date my labor began by my waters breaking and contractions were immediately 5 minutes apart and lasting about 1 minutes. Hi there, I am 18weeks pregnant with my first child. It really does work i have 5 kids. Hello Genevieve! I literally just heard about this for the first time 2 days ago, but I’m hoping I’m not too late! On or after your due date is ideal if you are sure of your dates. Again, I would talk to your doctor before taking the leap but something to keep in mind when doing your own research. I had an irritable uterus with my first and just couldn’t seem to handle RRL until later in my third thrimester. I would be open to speaking to a doctor regarding this topic but since I’m not seeking medical help at the moment, I am just going to put it aside for now. I was only there 4 hrs. Gradually increase from 1 to 2 cups per day and then to 3 cups as you approach your due date – if you do not experience any uterine cramping or other reactions. I started contractions at 1:00 Friday morning, I tried not to wake my husband who had a 4 hour exam the next day but I finally did and we got ready and made the strong tea. I wish i am not late to consume this and for it to work on me. I went passed my due date, but I was a nice 3cm dilated when I went into the hospital. Hi Emily, congratulations on your pregnancy! Trust me, drink it, it really makes a difference. I was in the hospital for less than an hour before she was born, the doctor didn’t need to cut me, the nurse said my fundus was so firm it was as if this was my first child, and I had NO AFTER-PAIN when nursing! I worry that it has many other herbs (all reasonable and related) and if perhaps it’s so diluted in amount of RRL that it’s not going to be really worth drinking it. At my first appointment, my acupuncturist recommended that I start drinking 1 cup a day of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea to lengthen my period from 2 to 5 days. If it does I plan on making a triple bag tea on my 3rd trimester. Haha. What does the science say? It’s amazing stuff! Two days before scheduled C-section, I plan to do Labor day tea. I am hoping for a VBAC with this one and i am hoping that rrlt will help with the labour and delivery. I wish I could have said it was effective but my contractions lacked the strength, something I had hoped RRL tea would help my utuers to build during the months I drank it. Which brand is it? When I was researching I found myself confused a lot, since there seems to be so many variables when it comes to fertility. Is drinking RRLT same as taking RRL capsules? Thanks for the great article. Hmmm nothing about fertility or all of the claims above. Hi! When should I start and how many cups should I drink? I know it’s ok for the Vital proteins powder during pregnancy I went overdue by 10 days with my first when my water broke, which is what started labor. It was a short labour and I didn’t even tare. I had cramping but didn’t realize that was bad, until we lost the baby at 8 weeks. But I am a little concerned that it will shorten my labour though (having already had a very quick labour and this being my second Bub), I do want to make sure I get to the hospital! The birth was very painful and I had pitocin going for 6 hours. Benefits Of Raspberry Leaf Tea During Pregnancy And Birth. Is RRLT safe to drink while nursing or should I stop once baby is born? What time of the day should I drink it? Bless you and your family! And it did not hurt, I only felt intense pressure. I don’t see the recipe for your Labor Day Tea. I’m confused as to drinking it before I sleep, together with my breakfast or during my snack time. i am 23 weeks today! I highly recommend this tea. Talk to any midwife, doula, or crunchy mama and you’re practically guaranteed to hear about the importance of drinking red raspberry leaf tea for pregnancy. I just don’t think I can keep gagging it down. Like chai but no caffeine and lots of nutrients. Herbal teas to avoid during pregnancy Beaulieu recommends drinking four to six cups of raspberry leaf tea a day in the third trimester. I’ve read that’s because of a bacteria that can cause infants problems (reasoning for no honey to children under 1 year.) next thing I knew, he told me to feel my baby and when I reached down, I felt her shoulders and he instructed me to grab her. And baby is very healthy. Herbal teas have been used by midwives and alternative therapists to help pregnant women through their pregnancy for the longest time. Cats and dogs are more sensitive, but humans have the same side effects at high doses. I added 1 teaspoon of honey to my daily tea. I intended to try it with my first child, but was delivered 3 weeks early and so never really got into the swing of things. Reduced pain during labor and after birth. I found this article in my first trimester and have been SO excited to get to my third to start RRLT. Great learning about all the health benefits of red raspberry tea. Has less effect on your blood sugar levels. My 8 pound son flew out at 6:10. I increase my Rrlt today to 2 cups…And at 38 weeks 3 cups and Epo daily. I had been listening to a meditation (hypno-birthing) CD for about a month before giving birth. So much information, and I love that you back up your info with conducted research. Can you provide the amount you were drinking? The botulism in honey will not hurt anyone with a closed gut. Everyone is different. I started drinking this at 28 weeks and it made me super nauseous each time I had a cup. Thank you for sharing your story! I will keep everyone posted. With my first pregnancy, I remember my midwife recommending red raspberry leaf tea. “Sunset chaser, late night star gazer, early morning coffee drinker, and afternoon deep thought thinker. You do need to eat healthy and just eat when you are hungry as you are not eating for 2 (u only need 200-300 more calories which can be done by just having an extra glass.of milk) and using RRLT definately does help…. I’m only 14 weeks into my first pregnancy, but I’m going to try drinking on a regular basis and see how it helps with labor, and I’m excited to try some of the recipes you posted for RRT as well! Thanks for the great article and recipes. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. This was SO helpful. I made something similar to the labor day tea the evening before I was scheduled for induction and drank about 2 quarts over ice (so I could drink more) before going to bed. !while I was in hot watee tub to give birth i kept in sipping the super strong raspberry leaf tea and guess what I only had a slight graze (as opposed to 3 stiches down there with my 1st one). I’m taking the tablets, what is the equivalent to the tea? Contractions were 12 minutes apart when I decided to go ahead and get a shower. I was just thinking it sounds like your pregnant, congrats! Can someone explain? The last few days I have had some slight lower abdomen cramps. Also so you recommend drinking it before I have gone into labor? Is red raspberry leaf tea safe during pregnancy? Definitely talk to your provider about it first but, you could start out with just a cup and see how you feel. That evening at 9pm I started getting the faintest cramps (I’d had NO signs of labor up until this point), went to sleep for a couple hours and woke up at 3am realizing it was the real deal. I do have severe and irregular periods so I am hoping this will help. With my first pregnancy last year, I started drinking red raspberry leaf tea right away (in the pregnancy book I happened to be reading at the time, it didn’t mention the potential hazards at all). When should you start drinking it? Let’s hope it works! But I do let others know it can cause prodromal labor if baby’s not in the right position. Sometimes. Which tea u used means I bought it but it’s flavoury… N red color tea bags plz guide me. OMG! Thank you and I thoroughly enjoy all of your information! Someone told her about the tea and she began taking it right away. I would suggest taking 3 thermoses of the strong brew in case, like me, you throw up. On seeking healths website, they have several B spectrum blends that would work with mthfr and the one I used had a very similar blend to their prenatal.