Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Rhonda
Posted on: May 16, 1998

I am having problems with bleeding in my very early weeks of pregnancy, and a friend recommended Red Rasberry Tea. I have heard that this can be taken at the end of a pregnancy to cause contractions. Do you recommend it for problems with the uterus and bleeding in early pregnancy?

First, see your health care provider for a diagnosis.

Well respected herbalists Rosemary Gladstar and Amanda McQuade Crawford both recommend the use of Red Raspberry during the entire pregnancy, especially during the last trimester.

Rosemary Gladstar, in "Herbal Healing for Women" (available at Richters) suggests after seeing your health care provider, to ensure rest and removal of stress by allowing friends and family to help you with your chores. To stop spot bleeding she recommends a tea of 2 parts shepherd’s purse, 1 part raspberry leaf and 2 parts nettle leaf. Pour a cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the mixed herbs, cover and steep for 10 minutes. Drink one quarter of a cup every half hour until the bleeding subsides.

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