Raspberry leaf tea..!!??!! Inducing natural labour??

Hiya! Im 36+4. Ive started on the raspberry leaf tea.. 2 teabags a day. Usually 2 cups (from 1 tea bag) in a morning and then 2 cups (from 1 tea bag) in a evening...

Just wondering what peoples experiences/advice are to help induce labour naturally!!??

Its my 2nd baby and desparate to labour naturally as my 1st was an emergency c-sect & all risks increase with induction etc...

Ive also bought a birthing ball to bounce on.. Does this even work to bring baby down? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you :) xxx

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Raspberry leaf tea is supposed to tone the uterus so that you'll have a faster labour, it isn't supposed to induce labour. I've drank it and had two natural births - who knows if it helped or not!

Definitely keep bouncing, I'm sure it gets baby moving. And go for long walks, I've gone into labour after a long walk both times.

Good luck, I hope it kicks off soon :-) x


Keep active..bouncing. .walking etc. The raspberry tea is to soften the cervix. .if your baby isnt ready then it wont hav too much of an affect..x


Hiya, I've tried raspberry leaf tea in the past but I don't think I was very good at remembering it! I have a long history of going well over my D-Day so this time I am trying dates - there was a very interesting study a couple of years ago about women eating dates for the last 4 weeks of pregnancy it was a only a small one off piece of research but the results were so good (not just more 'on time' babies but lower haemorrhage rates for example - it seems to make the uterus contract well) that it seems worth trying. Having said that I am currently 2 days past my due date and still pregnant but for me that is not bad going especially as I feel more like something might happen soon than I have in the past... will let you know how it goes! There is a summary on this website (point no.13) along with a link to the original research: All the best. x



I had my 2nd child last November 13' & although I've never or even got to try drinking this raspberry leaf tea I spent a lot of time on a birthing ball & successfully went into labour at 39+4 wks of gestation.

I'm not sure if it was the fact that I also kept a lot active with also having a 4 yr old child to look after but I was very happy regardless as I very narrowly escaped having a c- sec with my 1st child back in 2008.

My advise is keep bouncing on that birthing ball & stay as active as you can as it definitely helps for the whole labour process & for when you get home to tend for your other child.

Good luck! :)


I did pineapple, spicy curry, sex, raspberry leaf tea & used a birthing ball but needed to be induced in the end -as baby was far too comfy! When the time comes my tip to you is walking up and down stairs to speed up labour.


birthing ball helped me raspberry tea not


Thanks for these replies. My partner has just been out to buy a birthing ball for me to sit on so glad that most of you think it will help!! I'm 35+3 and getting very uncomfortable especially at night time and after eating. Might try the raspberry tea too!


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