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#541 of 2269 Old 11-29-2006, 06:06 PM
 
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Just finished reading through this ENTIRE THREAD! *Whew*! I didn't do it all at once, though, did it over several days.

So I am going to jump in here. I didn't do RRL last pregnancy (son was born 5 1/2 years ago) and am newly pregnant now. I know RRL is a great womyn's herb, but also lends great nutrients as well. Knowing that, I have nothing to loose to drink it during this pregnancy. I am not due until Aug. but will be following this thread and give my 2cents here and there.

Happy to join you all on the RRL trail!
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Hello all,

I am new to the site but not to this tea. I just found out I am pregnant. 5 weeks going on six and I have just started taking the tea. I am using tea bags for now that I bought a bit ago. I am hoping this will help prevent any problems I have had in the past. This will be my first and I think it will be all OK. Thanks for reminding me of this tea and its benifits to pregnancy.

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Hi nebemiw. Sounds like we are just days apart from each other in our pregnancies!
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here and still drinking tea. 9 days until my due date. I actually had to order some more tea this month b/c with me drinking a stronger brew (as opposed to more glasses), I worried that I would run out. DH also wanted to try some teas so he looked through the catalog and picked some out for him too.

I hope to be posting my birth story in the next couple of weeks.

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Yay Harmony96! Hope that baby comes soon!!! I have 17 days left till due date. Drinking my tea like crazy. December babies!!!
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ok so i have a question!! i just started the RRL regime this week, i am 32w. I have been making my own blend-nettles, alf, oat straw, rosehips, RRL, all put in a quart jar loose with hot water and steeped over night. and my pee has been totally neon yellow and with a definite odor-not an ew smell but just a noticable smell for sure...what's that all about? just my body adjusting?? is this normal?

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are you taking a prenatal vitamin too? B vitamins causes your pee to turn bright yellow when it's excreated.

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i am taking rainbow light prenatals, but i've been taking them since like week 9 and no issues with pee...just since starting RRL. i hadn't heard anyone on here mention any smell/color with peeing so i was kinda like what the! guess it's normal though, who can know...

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stop the tea and not the prenatals and see if the yellow color stays.

then stop the prenatals and drink the tea. see if you have the yellow pee.

then you'll know which it is.

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I am in search of a replacement for my pregnancy tea I had with DS2 as I am expecting a baby in June.

If I ordered: red raspberry, strawberry leaf, alfalfa, nettles, spearmint, lemon balm, fennel, pau d'arco, hibiscus, orange peel. I think these are the ingredients in my origional favorite tea. How do I mix it? In equal parts or something else. I am trying to read through this whole thread but it is 3:00 am and my eyes are getting a little wacky.

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i swear by the stuff! RRL and nettle are my #2 favorite teas, pregnant or not. they are great for postpartum and moon times as well!
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i am taking rainbow light prenatals, but i've been taking them since like week 9 and no issues with pee...just since starting RRL. i hadn't heard anyone on here mention any smell/color with peeing so i was kinda like what the! guess it's normal though, who can know...
My pee smells different when drinking strong RRL, or several cups of it a day. The bright yellow, if neon, is suggestive, as others have said, of B vits. I don't know if doing RRL tea and prenatals will give you this result (if your prenatals haven't done this previously). Sure you are not taking something else, like Emergen-C or something?
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here and still drinking tea. 9 days until my due date.
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Yay Harmony96! Hope that baby comes soon!!! I have 17 days left till due date. Drinking my tea like crazy. December babies!!!
Can't wait to hear your experiences!
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My pee smells different when drinking strong RRL, or several cups of it a day. The bright yellow, if neon, is suggestive, as others have said, of B vits. I don't know if doing RRL tea and prenatals will give you this result (if your prenatals haven't done this previously). Sure you are not taking something else, like Emergen-C or something?
My pee also smells stronger and looks neon green. My OB before I swtiched to a miwife said I need to drink more water. But I notice it only gets that way when I take my pre natals on a regular basis. I take Maternal Symmetry. RRL tea I drink doesn't do it though, so I would guess is the pre natals?
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i am taking rainbow light prenatals, but i've been taking them since like week 9 and no issues with pee...just since starting RRL. i hadn't heard anyone on here mention any smell/color with peeing so i was kinda like what the! guess it's normal though, who can know...
I am also taking rainbow light prenatals (and daily RRL tea) and I know that when I take the vitamins at night, my next few pees are bright yellow from the extra B vitamins....

don't know if that helps at all.....

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I am in search of a replacement for my pregnancy tea I had with DS2 as I am expecting a baby in June.

If I ordered: red raspberry, strawberry leaf, alfalfa, nettles, spearmint, lemon balm, fennel, pau d'arco, hibiscus, orange peel. I think these are the ingredients in my origional favorite tea. How do I mix it? In equal parts or something else. I am trying to read through this whole thread but it is 3:00 am and my eyes are getting a little wacky.
I didn't use a specific formula but used about 75% RRL and the rest of the herbs as flavoring. I had less herbs than you have though. I figured what I really wanted was to get the benefits of the RRL at this point, and the other things coul be helpful too. HTH!
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GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT???????

No, I didn't have the baby yet. But, my water did break this morning about 8:30 (it's 9:40 now). So.... I'm drinking my "strong brew" right now. I've been contracting but so far they haven't felt any stronger or more regular than the BH's that I've been having all along.

We're waiting to go to the hospital so that they don't put us on a timetable or deadline or anything. My water was a little bloody but other than that it was clear (no green).

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GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT???????

No, I didn't have the baby yet. But, my water did break this morning about 8:30 (it's 9:40 now). So.... I'm drinking my "strong brew" right now. I've been contracting but so far they haven't felt any stronger or more regular than the BH's that I've been having all along.

We're waiting to go to the hospital so that they don't put us on a timetable or deadline or anything. My water was a little bloody but other than that it was clear (no green).
Warm wishes, strong labor vibes, wishing you the best!
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I went into PTL this past weekend should I stop taking RRL or will it still be ok to take?
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I went into PTL this past weekend should I stop taking RRL or will it still be ok to take?
what's your diet like?

i guess there are other things i would look at first befor ethe tea, but you have to do what you are comfortable with.

none of the studies i read said anything at all about increased risk of preterm labor.

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Ok so I tried to drink my strong brew but maybe it was too strong or something... I threw it up. :P There was a little bit left so I drank that and it stayed down.

Contractions are about 3 minutes apart but still fairly mild... they don't feel any stronger than bad menstrual cramps so far. I may be in "active" as opposed to "early" labor but I still feel like I have a ways to go.

This'll probably be my last update until after I have the baby. Hope to see you in a couple of days.

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what's your diet like?

i guess there are other things i would look at first befor ethe tea, but you have to do what you are comfortable with.

none of the studies i read said anything at all about increased risk of preterm labor.
My diet is very good, I drink about a gallon of water a day and eat a lot of whole grains, veggies, that sort of thing. I just recently started taking RRL in capsule form (not a fan of tea) and then about a week later at 34 weeks I went into labor, I just wasn't sure if there was a correlation. I will talk to my midwife tomarrow about it.
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My diet is very good, I drink about a gallon of water a day and eat a lot of whole grains, veggies, that sort of thing. I just recently started taking RRL in capsule form (not a fan of tea) and then about a week later at 34 weeks I went into labor, I just wasn't sure if there was a correlation. I will talk to my midwife tomarrow about it.

how much protein are you eating every day? you should be getting at least 75 grams. low protein consumption has been linked to preterm labor and pre-e.

keep track of it if you need to with a little sheet on the fridge.

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Ok I'm back and my baby daughter is born. I'll post my birth story on the birth stories forum in a while but wanted to give my mini-stats here.

First-time mom, bloody show started at about 8:30 am, very light contractions (nothing worse than menstrual cramps) started at 10:30 am but were very close together from the get-go. Went to hospital at 7:30 pm and she was born at 10:28 pm, so only 12 hours of contractions, and only the last 2 hours or so were super strong. No drugs, no induction.

(PS, posting this here b/c I did do RRL throughout pregnancy.)

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YAAAAAY ANDREA!!!

I've "known" you since early PG from another board. When I saw your same screen name here, I took a peek. I've been thinking of you ever since, and I hope you don't mind me updating the sweet ladies on the other board. We've all been "cheering" for you. SO HAPPY it went well!!! :
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Yay! Happy birthday, baby! Sounds like a great experience.
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Harmony96! That is Awesome! Congrats to you!

Your story gives me a lot of hope that this labor and birth will go smoothly if I keep up with all the RRL!

Enjoy this time and take real good care of yourself.
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Yay Andrea!!!!!!!!!

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Just had to barge in and give a BIG CONGRATS to my girl ANDREA!!!!!
Girl ALL of us over in RPPB are waiting in anticipation!

Hope you don't mind I found ya!

Enjoy that baby moon and congrats on the awsome easy labor! Sounds like my first labor I woke up around midnight to steady contractions and labored all day at home with no probs and got to the hospital at 7pm and had Cheri at 10:30pm
So happy you got the birth you wanted!!!
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Congrats Andrea!!! : baby!
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