I started taking RL tablets last week. I know they might be more expensive, but I'm gagging on taking the tablets, let alone forcing myself to drink the tea!! Have you checked the concentration on the tea to make sure it's the same as the tablets? I heard that the tea isn't as concentrated as the tablets, and you'd have to drink a HEAP of tea to get the same benefits as the tablets. I just found this info by looking at Google...
"""How is Raspberry leaf taken?
Raspberry leaf can be taken in tablet form, teabags, loose leaf tea, or as a tincture. Raspberry leaf can be purchased from many health food stores or from a health care practitioner. Due to the limited research on raspberry leaf - the ideal preparation and the ideal dosage is not known at this stage.
Tablets - Take two 300mg or 400mg tablets with each meal (three times a day) from 32 weeks.
Teabags - 1st trimester- one cup per day -2nd trimester - two cups per day -3rd trimester - up to 4 to 5 teabag cups throughout the day.
Loose leaf tea - Bring one cup of water to the boil. Remove from heat and add one teaspoon of the herb. Stir, cover and let sit for ten minutes (do not boil the herb), strain and sip. Adding sugar or honey many improve the taste. 2 to 3 cups per day is often recommended especially after 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Tincture - A tincture is an alcoholic extract of the herb raspberry leaf. The dosage will depend on the strength of the tincture."""
So looks like if you drink the tea in bags, it's 4 or 5 a day... does it say that on the box?
Also, how has everyone gone with the EPO? I've been hesitant to try this internally due to the ick factor! I think I might get some this weekend and start using it - I'll be 36 weeks. What do you ladies think??