Raspberry leaf in pregnancy: its safety and efficacy in labor.

  title={Raspberry leaf in pregnancy: its safety and efficacy in labor.},
  author={Michele Simpson and Myra Parsons and Jeremy Greenwood and Karen Wade},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={46 2},
OBJECTIVE Many women consume the raspberry leaf herb during their pregnancies in the belief that it shortens labor and makes labor "easier." METHODOLOGY Because of the paucity of research regarding this herb, particularly in relation to pregnancy and birth, the authors undertook a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The sample consisted of 192 low-risk, nulliparous women who birthed their babies between May 1999 and February 2000 at a large tertiary-level hospital in Sydney… CONTINUE READING
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