With DD I started at about 38.5 weeks - about 3 cups a days - on a Thrusday and had her on the following Monday. The end of my labor was quite fast. Likely partially from the tea???
DD 8 and DS 4
This time I've been having a cup of TM's Pregnancy Tea nearly every day since maybe 10 weeks? I've heard that it GREATLY reduces your afterpains, which is am very curious about--afterpains are by far the most hideous thing ever IMO. I had them so terribly with both my kids that I coudln't nurse w/o 800mg of Advil in my system every 4 hours, and YES my midwife and doctor recommended that for me So we'll see...
I'm curious as to what everyone else has heard/experienced with RRL, how much they've all had and at what points of pregnancy...
Freethinking Earth-mama of five.
I don't know if it really will help in labor or not...but I sure do like the way it tastes!! (I have to LIMIT myself to three cups. Otherwise, I would drink WAY more than that!)
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Otherwise you could find it online too...
I drank a cup a day in my 1st Tri, then stopped.. I attempted to start drinking it again last week, but lost my dedication and motivation. I would like to make a bunch in bulk and keep it in my fridge too.. Do you use your coffee pots or what?
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
My mw (whose apprentice is a master herbalist) suggested that I drink a quart of RRLT per day for the entire third trimester, and anything less than 3 cups a day is unlikely to be enough to have any substantial effect on the pregnancy. Instructions were to steep 1/2 cup of RRL in 1 quart water, covered (with a few nettle leaves thrown in as well, if I want) overnight and that's my supply for the next day.
Mw said that she would love to see more studies done on its effects, because anecdotally, she can usually tell who drank RRLT immediately after their birth, because the amount of bleeding is very, very low afterward.
BIL Oct. 1961 - Jun. 2009 taken by cancer