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Had 2 cups so far today, I might have one more before bed. I've found that it actually relaxes me and helps me sleep too
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i used up my bags and went to loose leaf. It DOES taste different and has a bit of an aftertaste...i can see more how some would want to flavor it...but i'm fine with it being plain. If its easy, i'll do it.

So, i have been adding a couple TB to a large french press and drinking that every day...but i'm really not sure how much to be adding.
Anyone know? i'm just going to keep going for it!
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Is it possible to drink too much RRL? I drink a 1L pot during the morning but find I want to make another pot in the evening, would that be too much?

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I've been finishing up my last box of pregnancy tea (main ingredient is red raspberry leaf), and have been having two cups a day, brewed double strength. I think I only have a few days worth left, so then it will be on to the RRL.

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Ok my first time drinking RRL tea. Is it normal to not get any BH's when drinking the tea. I'm drinking double strength steeped over night brews and nothing.........
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i used up my bags and went to loose leaf. It DOES taste different and has a bit of an aftertaste...i can see more how some would want to flavor it...but i'm fine with it being plain. If its easy, i'll do it.

So, i have been adding a couple TB to a large french press and drinking that every day...but i'm really not sure how much to be adding.
Anyone know? i'm just going to keep going for it!
I think, or what I'm doing, is 2 tsp rrl for each cup of water used. In my french press, it ends up being 10-12... Not positive which at the moment. I think I used 12 last night. Then one half to one whole tsp per cup for any of the other herbs you add.

Goddess, sometimes I have BH and sometimes not... It seemed to happen a lot more until recently, for whatever reason. Your uterus must be really well-toned, maybe?!
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thanks for that!

I wish I got BH. i want my uterus conditioned and i only got BH one time a few weeks ago. I want an easier labor!!!
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thanks for that!

I wish I got BH. i want my uterus conditioned and i only got BH one time a few weeks ago. I want an easier labor!!!
You're welcome!

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I've been drinking like 4 cups a day (i drink it cold, don't know if it makes a difference) and I've never gotten BH afterwards.

my routine so far (have only done it twice but it lasts me for like a week)

i make a huge pot of it in the morning (like 20 cups water and 20 tea bags) and add 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (because i hear its good for blood sugar?) let it steep all day (maybe 10 hours or so) and then put it in a container and let it refridgerate overnight and voila! RRL iced tea that lasts about 5 or 6 days

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I make one pot (approx 32oz) a day and add 1-2 tbsp RRL, 1 Tbsp nettles,
1/2 TBSP peppermint, 1/2 tbsp chamomile (to relax me in the evening), sometimes a pinch of hibiscus to change it up...

My friend told me a tbsp for every cup....

I need to get some cinnamon granules man they taste great in the tea!

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What about the drops? I bought a vial of extract that has a dropper. They say the dosage is 30-40 drops in a little water. I do that about twice a day now.

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No idea about the drops... Did you try google? I'd do what it say on the bottle otherwise, unless you have a midwife you can ask.
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I just started drinking RRL. 3 cups a day! I also noticed that my prenatal vitamins that I've been taking all this time contains a small amount of RRL. Whoo-hoo!
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Wellll????

I almost spewed trying to drink it the other night! Helpful hint: Lemon & sugar!
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Still drinking mine! Just 2 cups a day though, I'm sure I could be drinking more but I guess 2 cups is better than none
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Still drinking mine! Just 2 cups a day though, I'm sure I could be drinking more but I guess 2 cups is better than none
I hear ya. I've had days where I drink a pitcher and some where I've had none. Hey, whatever I can manage to get in at this point, I'm happy. I'm trying to stay on it now... It's much easier with the sugar & lemon.
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I just started drinking two cups brewed really long and double strength. I don't know if it's connected or not, but my braxton hicks contractions have really picked up since I started brewing it so strong. I read recently that RRL is supposed to "focus" BH contractions.

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