thread: raspberry leaf tea

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    clare076 Guest

    raspberry leaf tea

    Can anyone tell me where I can find a supplier of the tea leafs, rather than the tablets in Perth?
    I want to start taking the tea next weekend when I hit 30weeks.



    Clare

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    Clare,

    I know some supermarkets stock it in the health food isle, a pharmacy may also be able to order you some in. You might be able to order some online from somewhere if you do a search on google.

    It's safe to take from 12 weeks so you can start now if you like.
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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
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    Hi Clare,

    Bec was kind enough to post hers to me a while back and i have it still. i am now having a c/section so wont be needing it. if you email your postal address i will post it to you if you like.

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    I know in melbourne that most health food shops, and Safeway/Woolies tend to sell it in the health food section. The health food shops can probably get it in if you ask.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
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    I was going to start taking this in a few weeks time... is there a time that's too early to start? I don't want to bring anything on too soon! 8-[

    Also... I'm not really a fan of the tea so do the tablets do the same job?

    Sorry to hijack your thread, Clare! O

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    May 2003
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    CharleyGirl.........you'd be safe to take it from now, no problems.

    I always take the tea, but I believe that the tablets are as good?

    You can buy the tablets from health food shops, and the tea bags from Coles or Woolies in the healthfood section.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
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    Thank you!! *off to chemist now!*

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

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    umm.... can I ask what the tea does? I was under the impression that it brought on labour... but if you're saying it can be taken from early on... what's it for?

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    It doesn't bring on labour so much as tone the uterus ready for labour, if that makes sense?

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

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    hehe.. I made it sound like an alternative to being induced didn't I? I just remember something somewhere deep down in my brain that I read to avoid it early on because of that. hmm... sounds interesting... I shall go do some research Thanks!

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    BellyBelly Member

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    i think people with high risk pgs are actually advised to avoid it early in pg, so it may assist in bringing on labour in large quantities,

    Linda