Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:17 pm
Post subject: Raspberries
I know I have written this on other topics, but I felt I should post it in a new topic, as that way I will have a clear conscience when I see people putting raspberries in their recipes.
I don't know if there is any truth to this, but I have been told to avoid raspberries as they can make your uterus contract, resulting in miscarriage...so I just thought I would warn people...
Apologies if you have already seen me write this, but like I said...clear conscience and all that jazz!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:46 pm
hi ya x would just like to know where u hread that from as i was told that drinking cranberry juice helps with water infections so when i found out i was preg i started drinking canberry and rasberrie jucie as i can't drink cranberry on it's own this won't harm my baby will it? x
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:49 pm
Erm i heard it from my midwife and she said herself that not many people mention it, even other midwives...i think it's because nothing has been proven about raspberries. i wouldn't worry too much if you have already had raspberries as i don't think it harms the baby, just makes your uterus contract, which obviously if that happened you would know about it. so if you feel fine, and baby seems fine, then i'm sure everything is fine.
i'm sure it's nowhere near as dangerous as smoking, or drinking, or stuff like that, it's just something you should be cautious about xxxx
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:07 pm
raspberries? no, i think theres been a misunderstanding there! its raspberry leaf that holds that theory and even then, it doesnt necessarily make you go into labour, it helps to tone the uterine muscles to make them more efficient and therefore making it able to produce more effective contractions. its supposed to also shorten the length of the second (pushing) stage. i tried it with my jake and i pushed for 45 mins, whereas with my first it was over 2 hours!
anyways, in regards to raspberries (the fruit) themselves, feel free to eat them if you fancy, as they are a great source of vitamin c and antioxidents