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Anyone else doing RRL? I'm having one cup a day right now, a lot of times I want more, but I think I've heard some different things about it. One cup a day early on / don't drink it early on / drink as much of it as you can early on, bah! And all of that hearing was done with my last pregnancy, so I don't remember details about any of them. I did tell me MW that I was having one a day and she said good, so I'm okay with that, but she didn't really give me any more info on it. We haven't had an appointment yet, this was just while I was setting up with her over the phone, so I don't know. I probably won't have an appointment until end of November, she's going to call me mid November to see how things are going and set that up.

So... anyone have any good, solid info on this?

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my appointment with my mw is Monday evening. I was planning on asking her about that, so I'll let you know what she says! I am going to buy some pregnancy tea tomorrow, because it sounds so so good tonight, but I don't want to leave the house...
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No solid evidence but I drank 4 cups a day from 35-42 weeks with DS and had a 4 hr labor.

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Now that is definitely something I want to look into. I really want to avoid a long birth (3 days) like I had with dd. Good-bye birth plan! Hello interventions!

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I drank it at the end of my last pregnancy but was wondering if it would be better to drink it the entire pregancy to get the full benefits?

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This is something I'm curious about too. I wanted to start with a cup a day, but also heard various things about drinking it in the first trimester.

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I googled RRL tea in German and English this morning. A lot of the sites I browsed through said it's good for m/s - 1-2 cups a day - but most say not to take it until 4 weeks before EDD, and then only 2-3 cups a day. I'm not suffering m/s yet, and even if I do, I'll be waiting until the third trimester before drinking this tea. I don't know if I'll manage to hold myself back and drink only 3 cups though!!!

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I know there's a big thread about this somewhere. I'll look.

Ok, found it.
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I tried going to that tribe, and I panicked it's really big. I know my MW encouraged me to be drinking it before my third trimester last time, so I'm not going to wait that long. I'm still doing 1 cup a day right now, I've heard that it is really supposed to help with making your baby sticky.

Anyone found anything else about this yet?

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I'm going to hold off (I have a history of miscarriage) for now, and ask my midwife in a few weeks at the next appointment.

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That's the thing, I do believe it is supposed to help prevent miscarriage

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I actually went into the health food store today to ask about buying it in bulk.

By a cup a day, do you just mean a cup/teabag etc. or do you mean the whole loose leaf infusion thing?

I'm confused as to what is the correct method, or if it's all just "as long as you have it"

yeah. this is why I didn't do it last time. I don't know why it confuses me.

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I am drinking a cup right now. My midwife said to go right ahead, and recommended a tea shop that makes a pregnancy tea. I can't remember what all is in it... RRL, and Dandelion is all I can remember. I plan on one cup a day, then stepping it up as we move along. Its nummy, and I'm cold, so it all works out!
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By a cup a day, do you just mean a cup/teabag etc. or do you mean the whole loose leaf infusion thing?
I am making one cup with one teabag per day right now. I don't know that it is the best way to be doing it, though.

I remember buying some dried, loose leaf bulk red raspberry leaves for my last pregnancy, but I never used them, I don't really remember why. I think I just kept them around wanting to figure out exactly what would be best to do with them and then probably forgot

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