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I know Susun considers nettles and RRL to be nourishing tonics and doesn't recommend a limit that I can remember.
I emailed Susan whether herbal infusions are safe throughout pregnancy - even at a quart a day. She replied it is very nourishing to the mother and fetus and no limit is recommended.
I plan on continuing Susan Weed's herbal infusion when I get pregnant. (I know I am not pregnant - I just love this thread).
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(I know I am not pregnant - I just love this thread).
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Hmm, I don't think I want to drink tea made from nettles with their burning venom intact. It was my understanding that nettle tea is made from tender young nettles that haven't developed the ability to sting yet; not from mature leaves.
I just had to ask Matthias & Andrea at Healing Spirits about this, so I called them! They assured me that nettle stings no matter its age - just like most babies are born with hair, nettle plants come up with stings. My favorite quote, said with a laugh: "Nettle stings. That's just what they do." (She said I could quote her )

Oh, and also - months ago, when I first experienced that, since I hadn't experienced it with the other bulk nettle I'd tried - I called them in a panic, like, "Um...what was that? I just have to make sure I won't scorch my mouth & throat by using this, right? Hot water takes care of this?" They assured me that boiling water gets rid of all the stingies Which it does!

I just ordered more from 'em, actually. & I ordered some oat, too, to throw in there since that's supposed to be good also!

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Oh, and I wanted to tell you one other thing I love about Healing Spirits - even with my first order, they actually put the herbs in the mail before I'd even sent them a check! Definitely not your standard ordering process...they're just very trusting, cool herbal-y people.

ps - I'm not getting kickbacks! I just think they're really neat!
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Hi Ladies...

Thanks for the replies about the infusions. Now
I can happily drink my quart a day with no worries
The other thing I wonder about is how Susun says that one
should only drink one type of infusion per week to really
notice the effects. But other ladies like to mix RRL and Nettle
and drink that everyday. Any comments on that?

Thanks!
Holly
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Hi Ladies...

Thanks for the replies about the infusions. Now
I can happily drink my quart a day with no worries
The other thing I wonder about is how Susun says that one
should only drink one type of infusion per week to really
notice the effects. But other ladies like to mix RRL and Nettle
and drink that everyday. Any comments on that?
Huh! I hadn't ever seen that.

An herbalist suggested the blend I'm drinking now. So even if I don't notice a particular effect from it other than an overall "yay," that's good enough for me
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Hi Ladies...

Thanks for the replies about the infusions. Now
I can happily drink my quart a day with no worries
The other thing I wonder about is how Susun says that one
should only drink one type of infusion per week to really
notice the effects. But other ladies like to mix RRL and Nettle
and drink that everyday. Any comments on that?

Thanks!
Holly
I have heard this. She doesn't recommend mixing herbs. She suggests rotating a week of nettle and a week of RRL in the last trimester.
Hey, but whatever works for you!!
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Does Healing Spirits have a website? What is the URL?
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BUMP!!

Mama to Munchkin  and Chickadee ...and co-parent to 3 additional bundles of energy!
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Man, I need to catch up with this thread! Maybe later during a nursing session

Gavin Elijah is here! He arrived Friday am at 9:09 via c-section. Most of you may know it was my third, planned this time.

He is beautiful, perfect, and weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces. My smallest baby so far! But he did come the earliest at 39 weeks 4 days. Everyone was all "he's huge!" but he was so tiny to me

I was in the hospital until Monday morning because he had a bit of jaundice that was increasing, and we know how slow hospitals are! He had to have 3 sessions under a blue light between nursings to get his levels down. They were concerned with the rising levels because our blood types are incompatible. He is A+, I am O+

He is doing fine now though, not yellow anymore, and my milk came in quickly enough. I am totally swollen stiff though because of the IV after surgery! Hopefully this water weight comes off soon. I am also trying to get the engorgement down.

So if anyone has idea for swelling after a c-section, let me know! Adjustign to home life and 2 busy kids is wearing me out as it is.


I will put together a picture heavy blog post this afternoon about it all.

I hope eveyone is well,and congrats to any new babies I missed!

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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Congratulations Lelialu!!!!
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Holy old thread batman!

Head on over to the March/April thread!
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