Good grief, Metasequoia -- are you going for the record here?!?
post #121 of 2269
3/1/06 at 11:35pm
Originally Posted by Birth Junky
'On one ounce of raspberry leaves pour one pint of boiling water, cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain, and when the time for delivery is approaching drink the whole as hot as possible.'
Originally Posted by noodlepopsmom
Hello, I have been waiting for the birth of my child to relate my RRL Tea Labor Story...
I was taking the tea off & on up to 33 weeks when I had to spend the night in the hospital with contractions. (prob. due to a fender bender the day B4)
So, Feb 14 (4 days past my due date) I woke up at 5am w/contractions 5 min. apart & went back to sleep. Woke up, still 5 min apart, drank a very strong large mug of RRL tea infusion. I let it steep 30 min. Spent the rest of the day @ 5 min apart but totally bearable. Drank another strong infusion later in the afternoon. Around 4:30/5 I went from 5 min apart to crazy strong contractions on top of each other! 30 min tough drive to the hospital, got there @ 7/8cm. full transition & Kaia was born 60 min later... I even had to wait for the MD to get there to push (she would have been born sooner) I think I pushed for 5 min? Anyway, with my first child we had quite the extended labor so I was looking for anything to help! I kept calling it my secret weapon! & I think it really made the difference.
Warning: It can really speed things up, so if you have a long ride to your birthing location, watch out! Also, I skipped alot of the midlabor pains. so, I went from "ok I can handle each of these" to the full blown end of labor pain, nothing inbetween to get me used to the worst pain. Thank goodness for our Bradley classes!
Anyway I wanted to share how it seemed to work for me.
Good Luck to you all! What a blessing our new babe is!
Originally Posted by Brisen
Haven't read the whole thread yet, but wanted to ask -- I'm in Toronto, Ontario. Are there any other Canuck ladies here who have bought online in Canada? Or who have a store recommendation? I currently get TM Organic RRL as well as another brand (don't remember the name... the boxes have green and yellow on them, and a painting/drawing of the plant) for nettle and dandelion leaf, at Loblaws, but they seem sooooo pricey.