Wow. This is quite a thread! LOL I am in my 5th pregnancy. My 1st labor was 9 hours, 2nd was 34, 3rd was 36, and 4th was 29. I started thinking a few weeks ago that the only real difference between the labors is that during the 1st I was faithful with drinking Red Raspberry- and I wasn't even drinking as strong an infusion as people here recommend. By the last trimester of that pregnancy, I was using 8 RRL tea bags to make a gallon of tea, like I would make sweet tea. So, I started a few weeks ago, 2 tea bags per 6 oz of water each morning. My order from Mountain Rose Herbs came in yesterday, so now I'm steeping an infusion of a little over 3/4 c. RRL with a 1/2 c of nettles in a quart jar. Planning to continue that through the rest of the pregnancy (I'm 29 weeks), and step it up to the labor strength infusion at 37 weeks. Here's hoping for a MUCH shorter birth this time!