Happy sipping ladies!
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Happy sipping ladies!
In the first post on this thread, Birth Junky gives the following quote:
"It was not until sometimes after the birth of my daughter that I read a book my mother had brought with her from Scotland entitled Dragged to Light by W.H. Box of Plymouth, England. In it I found the secret of just how to take the tea so it would truly work wonders during labor and delivery. Box said, '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.'
Anybody know if this is an ounce of fresh leaves or dried? I imagine an ounce of dried leaves is considerably stronger than an ounce of fresh...
I have been drinking a brew made with fresh leaves every day since the first few weeks of pregnancy, and will definitely be drinking the stronger brew on labour day :-)
One ounce of Dried Raspberry leaf is a rounding cup.
Hi ladies. I just wanted to crash to ask a quick question. I started drinking RRLT with my second pregnancy and thought that it really helped (like 1000% better!) with my after pains and recovery and just pregnancy and labor in general. I have been wanting to drink it again with this pregnancy but for some reason all tea has been tasting gross to me. Has anyone tried it with some sort of flavored coffee creamer? I know it has more of a black tea flavor so I wonder if that would taste ok in it. I don't really like other sweeteners in my tea but I am usually a coffee drinker, and since coffee has been tasting badly to me too I thought maybe this would be a good sub?
I am up to around almost .7 of an ounce in around a quart of water or less daily now at least 4 hours usually.... I do get lots of Braxton Hicks from this, my uterus is tight for hours afterwards. I am 33 weeks 2 days. That is close to 1 cup of red raspberry or so
I have gotten used to the tannin taste alot. It isnt the best taste, but I dont really care about that part too much. Hoping for a wonderful birth and recovery, God willing!
Hi Jennyfriend, thanks for the reply. I have RRL in my garden all year round but if it is seasonal in more northern climes then it makes sense to assume it's dried, thanks. Interesting that you didn't get BH after drinking the strong brew!
I started drinking the tea at about 6 weeks, but like splath, I gradually make it a little stronger.
35 weeks and up to .8 of an ounce now. It seems to bring on strong contractions, but they are not really doing anything to my cervix at this point. Midwife checked me yesterday, cervix is still very high, she never said it was dilated or anything.
The thing is the contractions seem to be getting harder to feel sometimes even though Im up to almost an ounce. I touch my stomach and it can be as hard as a rock, but my level of pain isnt really feeling it much or something, this happens alot. I feel my belly to see if I am having a contraction. I have read alot of women say they didnt realize they were in labor until they were more in active labor or significantly dilated. Other poeple say that when labor starts it goes really fast. Hoping for a fast and easy birth, God Willing!