I have been reading this thread for a few days now and have got to the end!
I have a 2.5 year old daughter, and I am 39 + 3 pregnant today
I have been drinking 3 cups of RRLT since 37 weeks (would have done it earlier but forgot about it completely, a girl at my daughters play group told me her success story with it and I quickly bought some) and 4 cups since week 38.
I just wanted to share my first birth story with you all and I DIDNT drink the RRLT but did take some calcium mag supplements
My main reason for drinking the tea so faithfully, and moreover being so worried is that I had a very traumatic labour with my daughter, it was actually really suffering and not normal labour pain. I had a 3 day back labour, baby turned from ROA to posterior, I laboured at home for 48 hours (which was very painful, so bad but not out of control, as I had support and more comfort) I got exhausted and went in to be induced by an OB, they broke my water and I went from 3cm to 4cm, no pain relief just walking around. Still coping with back labour my mum was massaging my back for 2 days straight poor thing!
Then baby got stuck and I think I stayed at 4cm for another 10 hrs or so at which point I layed in bed on my back!!! (dunno what I was doing , had no idea about posterior labour or positioning) and was in so much intense agony begged for the epidural and hormone drip to speed things up) my bladder was totally full aswell and for some reason I couldnt empty it due to the posterior labour and it was making things that little bit more unbarable! They put a cathater in and the bag filled up to the brim so quickly ! After my epidural I still felt the back labour!!! but couldnt feel the hormone drip too much. My husband tells me from the hormone drip pitocin to the birth was 5 hours so once she turned I birthed her in 5 pushes, around 15 mins and I contribute this to all the calcium magnesium vitamin c supplements because I didnt even tear or graze and was up and about happy as soon as the epidural wore off and I could feel my legs!
I am ofcourse so determined to avoid this situation again! I am so up for a natural birth without epi and I feel I maybe can do this seeing as I spent so long labouring at home without one. Things just spiralled in hopspital to a bad nightmare situation but I think she would never have turned without the drip and I could never have birthed her posterior
Anyway Im now taking my tea daily and I hope I have a better story to report this time
I dunno I think I am looking for encouragement and some well wishes hehe
Thanks for listening