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post #141 of 2269
I was wondering....I am due on Sunday, my Dd's were both right on time, so I wouldn't be surprised if this one was too...

Anyhow, I made a strong brew (I think) in a liter jar with 3 bags of nettles & 3 bags of RRL (Yogi Tea.) I let it brew overnight, actually, the bags are still in there 24 hrs later. I had one cup this AM & another just now. Is this really a strong brew? I'm feeling kind of heavy, a tad crampy (but hey, I'm 2 days shy of 40 wks!) & I had a second bm this afternoon which is really not like me...I'm a morning only kind of gal .

I wouldn't mind having this babe tomorrow, it's Dp's b-day & he would love it! I know, I know, a babe comes when it's ready...

Cervically speaking, I'm ripe , now at 4cm, 90% & zero station. I wonder if this brew will do anything??? Ya think??
post #142 of 2269
Metasequoia,

It sounded to me like the strong infusion helped most when you were actually in labor, but who knows, maybe it will help! Anyhow, I wanted to say GOOD LUCK!! I hope everything goes smoothly for you!
post #143 of 2269
Went back to the 1st page..

This is from the Raspberry Leaf Tea Story:

"There were a number of testimonials in the book written by women who had used this herb. Several took the strong solution over a period of time before going into labor. They were instructed in that case to take a wineglassful three times a day. They had 'only two stiff pains and it was all over' or 'no after pains and very slight before.' They never made it out of the house. Box's instructions were, 'But those who take the tea considerably before the time should not leave the house when the time is approaching as many mothers are delivered almost suddenly when at their work, to the great veaxtion of doctors and nurses.'

I couldn't remember the whole story, it was fun to go back & read, maybe I'll read through some of the earlier posts & see what happened with some mama's. Can't hurt to drink it!

Thanks for the well wishes L'lee .
post #144 of 2269
I'm subbing now that I finally found you! I searched a long time last night before I got tired and went to bed
post #145 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metasequoia
I was wondering....I am due on Sunday, my Dd's were both right on time, so I wouldn't be surprised if this one was too...

Anyhow, I made a strong brew (I think) in a liter jar with 3 bags of nettles & 3 bags of RRL (Yogi Tea.) I let it brew overnight, actually, the bags are still in there 24 hrs later. I had one cup this AM & another just now. Is this really a strong brew? I'm feeling kind of heavy, a tad crampy (but hey, I'm 2 days shy of 40 wks!) & I had a second bm this afternoon which is really not like me...I'm a morning only kind of gal .

I wouldn't mind having this babe tomorrow, it's Dp's b-day & he would love it! I know, I know, a babe comes when it's ready...

Cervically speaking, I'm ripe , now at 4cm, 90% & zero station. I wonder if this brew will do anything??? Ya think??
Heh, heh, heh.. was holding babe exatly 9 hours after typing the above post!
post #146 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metasequoia
Heh, heh, heh.. was holding babe exatly 9 hours after typing the above post!
Well that does it. I am steeping my tea overnight and having a nice strong cup of it in the morning.
post #147 of 2269
subbing.
post #148 of 2269
i'm thinking ahead to when the weather warms up about how i'll be preparing iced RRL tea. for some reason i'm questioning putting honey in the jar while the tea is steeping overnight. i mean, it shouldn't interfere with the process or make the infusion less potent, right? i just really like it with a smidge of honey and it's not going to dissolve well once the tea is cold...
post #149 of 2269
I would also like to join this tribe.

I guess maybe I'm a little far along to just now be starting this. today I am 28 weeks. But this sounds great!
post #150 of 2269
My local Whole Foods is transitioning the brand of loose herbs they carry and are OUT of RRL, and I only have a little left... I decided to try it in tablet form... Anyone else try it in pill form? I am in week 39 and was planning on stepping up my steep time/ amount anyhow. Any idea how many mg one needs in order for it to be effective?
post #151 of 2269

joining the RRL tribe

After lurking a bit and reading a LOT (my, this is a long thread) and learning a LOT I'm now joining the RRL tribe

A few weeks ago I started drinking the TM Pregnancy tea and I've gotten some of their organic RRL. I plan on alternating between the pregnancy tea and the RRL as this pregnancy progresses into the 3rd trimester.

I'm finding it is a nice treat for myself to put my feet up, grab a good book, and sip my tea - a very nice ritual for this mama (we need a tea sipping smilie LOL)

best wishes!
post #152 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metasequoia
Heh, heh, heh.. was holding babe exatly 9 hours after typing the above post!
Aww! Congrats!!! How did the labor go??
post #153 of 2269
Oops, forgot to subscribe
post #154 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by kellykins
My local Whole Foods is transitioning the brand of loose herbs they carry and are OUT of RRL, and I only have a little left... I decided to try it in tablet form... Anyone else try it in pill form? I am in week 39 and was planning on stepping up my steep time/ amount anyhow. Any idea how many mg one needs in order for it to be effective?
I bought the capsules during my last pregnancy because I heard so many people complain about the taste of RRL. Personally, I thought it tasted great, but I already plunked down the cash for the capsules, too, so I took them.

I still swear up and down that the RRL is what helped me push so long (3.5 hours) without ever feeling like I couldn't keep pushing. I was physically exhausted, but I NEVER felt like I just couldn't go on. I swear by it, and plan on starting even earlier with this pregnancy (I just have to remember to brew the tea!)
post #155 of 2269
I have been drinking rrl throughout my pregnancy. My mom and aunts drank it with their pregnancies. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I went to my local health food store, bought my prenatals, and ordered a pound of rrl! I have just started doing the infusion (steeping it overnight) because of the info in this thread. I have always been into herbal supplements, but this thread made me look into teas more. I ordered nettle, rosehips, spearmint, alfalfa, and red clover form Mountain Rose last night! I want to be well prepared as I get closer to peak blood volume and my third trimester. I also ordered Susan Weed's book Herbal for the Childbearing Year and her Menopause Herbal for my mom! Thanks for the enouragement!
post #156 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by KnittingKara
A few weeks ago I started drinking the TM Pregnancy tea and I've gotten some of their organic RRL. I plan on alternating between the pregnancy tea and the RRL as this pregnancy progresses into the 3rd trimester.
Hi Kara!

I was doing something like that: I have a 24 ounce ball jar, and I'd pour almost boiling water over a bag each of (TM) pregnancy tea and RRL each morning, then sip it through the morning and early afternoon, then I'd have a cup of RRL in the evening (you know, put the feet up and relax!) That seemed like a good way to get the teas in. I did that for the first couple of weeks of my third trimester (after just alternating during the second trimester: Pregnancy tea in the morning, RRL in the evening.) Since then, I ordered some loose tea (RRL, nettles, oatstraw, alfalfa, and mint) and I've been mixing it myself and steeping a little longer. I've heard that this is more potent than the tea bags. It's definitely less convenient, though!

Good luck!
post #157 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metasequoia
Heh, heh, heh.. was holding babe exatly 9 hours after typing the above post!
Metasequoia, that's AWESOME!! I noticed that you had changed your signature, glad it worked!!
post #158 of 2269
Congrats Metasequoia
post #159 of 2269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sydnee
Aww! Congrats!!! How did the labor go??
Thanks Mama's! Labor was a long 2 hrs! I've heard that 3rd babe can be a wild card! My labors were getting progressively faster, #1 was 3.5 & #2 was 1 entire hour, so I was thinking this guy would fall out in a half hour or so....but nope, a long 2 hrs & I actually had to push!

I have my whole birth story typed up - just haven't posted it because....we can't decide on a name & he'll be 2 weeks old tomorrow!

Here's what I think about the RRL though, at least IME, I was already 4 cm & 90% effaced, babe at zero station, so I was "ripe." I think that it relaxed my uterus but possibly did kick start labor (but who knows, my babes are always on time.) The first half of the labor was pretty mellow, contraction wise & I didn't feel the urge to push when my water broke - which is a first for me. I hated the sOB that I ended up with & didn't really want to go to the hospital, so maybe that is why my labor took longer than the last one (he was also
8 lbs, 4.5oz - which is bigger than my girls were.)

If I were to do it over again, I'd still drink the RRL...but I'd stay home .
post #160 of 2269
Hi all! I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and I have been taking rrl in capsule form for a month now. I was worried that it would cause early labor but I read that it won't and to take it regularly and increase as delivery draws near. Question is: Is it the same in capsule as in tea? Also, I have alot of Braxton- Hicks contractions. They are much stronger than with my dd (10 months old). The nurse at the drs said that's normal. If tea is better I will get it b/c I don't want another 21 hr labor. Thanks!
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