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BostonianBaby 05-09-2007 12:06 AM

I've been following the RRL tribe thread and my MW said it was good to drink once a day, but I had a cup last night and had NOTICEABLE cramps for about a half-hour afterwards. It made me really paranoid. Anyone else had experience with RRL previously, or planning to drink it this time?

WishingNHoping 05-09-2007 12:24 AM

I've heard to stay away from RRL in the first trimester.

Before I heard that I too had noticible cramps one day when I decided I was in the mood for it. Im not planning on trying again until Im safely into my 3rd tri.

Momma2DoubleCuties 05-09-2007 01:16 AM

I had two cups one day and didn't notice anything and was bored so I googled RRL and everywhere I saw says to wait until further into the 2nd trimester cause it can make your uterus contract and cause a m/c. I've also read chamomile its good either.

paniscus 05-09-2007 03:46 PM

I drank it during my last pregnancy - kind of off and on - without any problems. I know some sources say it is ok and some say to wait. This time around I am waiting until I can talk to my mw about it and get her recommendation.

That being said - I noticed my prenatal vits have RRL in them but I assume it is a tiny tiny amount.

Fruitful4Him 05-10-2007 01:49 AM

My prenatal vits have RRL in them too (Rainbow Lights/6 a day) I probably won't start drinking RRL until 3rd tri. since the vitamins have it in them..besides.. my labors are like 2 hours.. I don't want any more toning, LOL..


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