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Pregnancy Teas

Has anyone drank any of those organic pregnancy teas? I have heard that Rasberrry leaf is good for strengthening the uterus. The tea my husband bought for me has that in it, plus strawberry leaf, nettle leaf, spearmint, fennel fruit, rose hips, alfalfa leaf, and lemon verbena leaf. On babycenter.com it mentions that some of these herbs could cause uterine stimulation and a miscarriage. But my due date is in exactly 1 week. So if it starts up labor it shouldn't be a problem, right? I will, of course, ask my midwife about the tea and get her OK to proceed....but I was just wondering if any of you ladies have an opinon or experience with the tea as well.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_herbal-teas-during-pregnancy_3537.bc?page=2&articleId=3537

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volc0mchiick
Oct. 6th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
i tried the tea with my first with the ok from the my OB.. but i ended up getting induced for medical reasons.. so i duno if it did anything but its worth the try! i want to try it again too after i get to the full term mark.
magdalene156
Oct. 6th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Right now I am just sticking with Red Raspberry Leaf tea, all it does is tone and strengthen the uterus to prepare it for birth.
I am also only 36w3d so I do not want to cause contractions just yet.
Asking your midwife is the best thing to do.
mon_enfant
Oct. 6th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I've been drinking Yogi Mother to Be tea pretty much every day since I got pregnant. I drink raspberry leaf tea when I get my period to help with the cramping and nausea, so I figured MTB tea would help with that, and it does.

I think the main reason they warn you against herbal teas is because they haven't been tested by the FDA and therefore they have no conclusive evidence pointing one way or the other.

39w1d
jupitertear
Oct. 6th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
I drank RRL tea like a fish through my last pregnancy and I totally swear by it. I had a super speedy labor and an even faster recovery. This time around, unfortunately I keep forgetting to drink my tea!

When I have been drinking it, however, it's a combination of nettle and RRL that I purchased in bulk. You'll be fine drinking it this time around, if it sets off an internal alarm, then just ask your doc or midwife.
timecankill
Oct. 6th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
i may actually have the same tea. my best friend got it for me and she drank it during her last pregnancy. i havent actually had it because drinking anything warm made my queezy stomach that much worse. i have thought a few times about drinking it lately since i feel much better than i was.
and i think as far as any of the herbs causing miscarriage or any problems they are referring to each herb itself, not a little bit of each together, if that makes sense?
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