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    Default Does raspberry tea leaf start labour?

    Does raspberry tea leaf start labour?

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    No. It is used to tone the muscles of the uterus to make labour, when it does start, more efficient.

    In a very few women it can cause uncomfortable contractions, but that is the exception, and if that happens, you simply stop taking it.

    I took it in my third trimester for the first 2 births, and I think it did help, I obviously do not over react to the herb, as I've never had even a Braxton Hicks contraction in any of my 3 pregnancies.

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    No.

    I used it, but I bought it before doing proper research. Proponents of raspberry leaf tea will say that it can shorten the second stage of labour, but this is based on 1 or 2 small studies by the same people. It did show a small difference between the control group and those taking the tea... the problem is that it wasn't statistically significant, meaning that the difference was small enough that it could easily have occurred by chance.

    It's something that may be worth more research, but at this point there is NO evidence that it does anything, at all, with regard to bringing on or shortening labour.

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    No. You read this so often but it doesn't. It helps tone uterine muscle.

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    No, it just tones the muscles of the uterus. Apparently it helps your uterus contract better and shortens labour.

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    See here's the point. It doesn't - at least, there's no evidence that it does (ETA: tone uterine muscles).
    It's touted as something which will do so... and there's a theoretical mechanism for it, but there's no evidence that it does.

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    It is touted as softening the uterus etc, but that is usually in regards to the raspberry leaf tincture and then the tablets and tea. As Renn has said, there is no actual proof that it does, but a lot of women swear by it anyway. But no,does not start labour.

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    I was sceptical as my ob said my baby was too high on a Tues and lets book a c section for the following week but my midwife friend said in order for raspberry leaf to work you have to have 6 cups a day. Blow me down my waters broke early hours of Saturday so thrilled and baby born a few hours later. I think the raspberry leaf did its job thank you very much.

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    Nope. Well, I tried it from 37 weeks until 40+6 alongside a few other 'labor starters' and I was induced 6 days over and had a 29 hour labor.

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    No. I took it from 35ish weeks (tablets). Baby was overdue. Born within 3hrs. I'll definitely be taking it again this time.

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