Raspberry Leaf Tea

Have you guys ever heard of this stuff or used it?  Well, this is now something that I love, not for the taste, the taste to me is absolutely horrible no matter how you try to make it better, I just don’t like it one bit as far as that goes, but the benefits far outweigh that.

I drink it at the end of all of my pregnancies, sadly I didn’t learn about this stuff until I was pregnant with Isabelle, but at least I was able to drink it with her and now with this pregnancy.  What it does is it tones the uterus and helps you have much more efficient contractions which means a shorter labor and easier pushing or in my case, no pushing at all!!  Not to mention the fact that it helps you get in lots of fluids which helps you be more healthy.   I usually start drinking it at about 28 weeks of pregnancy, some people say it’s not safe to drink earlier in pregnancy but I’m not sure I’m no doctor so I’m not going to give advice on that , but I have never tried it at the beginning just because I don’t think I could bear drinking it for that long but I can’t weigh in on that part of it.  But, I do recommend it for the end of pregnancy for sure.

But what I do know is that it really does work, it made my labor much shorter and as I said as far as delivery goes, it was very, very easy!  You have to think of it in this way, our uterus is a muscle and it needs to be worked out the same as any other muscle in our body, but we can’t just go to the gym and work it out so here is a wonderful plant that God gave us to do that. Here’s how I make mine:  I boil 8 cups of water at a time, remove it from the heat and then add in 8 heaping Tablespoons of the loose leaf tea I stir it all together then cover it and let it steep all day long then I strain the tea and I drink 4 cups per day so you will have to repeat the process every two days unless you brew more.  The way I make my tea, it’s really strong but that’s the way I learned to make it and I’m sticking with what works.  You can also buy the tea in bags and I think they even make capsules you can take but I prefer making mine from loose leaf plus it’s a whole lot cheaper that way too.  So, if any of my readers are pregnant as well, I would certainly recommend you try this tea!

Have any of you tried this tea before?  Did it help you in your labor and delivery?  Let me know.

*As I said before in the post I am not a medical professional and I’m not giving medical advice, I’m just sharing what worked for me so you could choose if you want to try it out for yourself.