Originally Posted by Kate&Joey
As usual, I have a question:
A lot of you seem to be drinking RRL tea and/or pregnancy tea. I bought some pregnancy tea a month or so ago and asked my doctor about it. She immediately said she didn't want me drinking it until 36 weeks (due to the RRL).
Is she overreacting / being overly cautious?
Yeah, my midwife with my first pregnancy was also really against RRL. I'm not sure why. If you have preterm labor, an insufficient cervix, etc, you should stay away, but I think otherwise it's great! My midwives this time recommend nettles, alfalfa, and RRL throughout pregnancy. I drink a TON. 1/4 C RRL and 1/2 C nettles, steeped, per day.
I have noticed some pretty strong BH this pregnancy, as compared to last one where I didn't feel them at all. But that could just be coincidental. Plus, I feel like - the more early labor I can get out of the way before the big day, the better! Let those BH do their work!
I, too, feel sort of lame posting my little food diaries. But it actually gives me motivation to eat better on days when I stumble, thinking about how I want to post on the list with good ideas for others!
All day: 2 quarts pregnancy tea with RRL and nettles
Breakfast: 2 eggs mixed with a little milk and cheese and fried in butter, 1 slice homemade toast with butter and raspberry jam, strawberries, 1/2 C hawthorn berry tea
Lunch: was at an assisted living facility doing visits and ate lunch there. Was actually pretty tasty! Lasagna, sweet potato fries, salad with iceberg mix, beets, cucumbers, carrot-raisin salad, little ranch dressing. Handful of Haribo gummi colas (Haribo can do no wrong).
Snack: celery sticks and half a cucumber with homemade ranch dip.
Supper: will be an avgolemono (Greek lemon chicken soup made by poaching a chicken, picking the meat and adding back to stock, and adding sauteed onion and garlic, lemon juice and zest, and beaten eggs), green salad and vinaigrette, and possibly homemade cheese crackers. 1/2 C hawthorn berry tea.
May also have a chocolate malt for dessert! Homemade chocolate ice cream, raw milk, malted milk powder. Yum.