<span>I've heard of some woman starting right when they find out they are pregnant and some waiting until the second and third trimesters. I guess it just depends. when I was about 18 weeks along, I had a midwife tell me NOT to drink it until I was closer to my due date. I have not started yet (i'm 29 weeks), but I'm thinking of trying some out. I take a prenatal vitamin that has RRL in it and I just found that out. (i've been taking the vitamin since the begining of my pregnancy). Here is something I keep seeing:<br><br>
1 cup of RRL tea daily in the first trimester<br>
2 cups daily in the second<br>
and 3 cups daily in the third<br>
(I think i'm right on this)...<br><br>
Just from certain things I have read, I think its better start drinking it later on, but thats just a personal preference. Just do your reasearch and decide whats best for you and your babe. Good luck!!</span>
Everyone reacts differently to it. Some it will cause more contractions/BH and some it doesn't have much outward effect. My suggestion would be to try it and see. I like to take it as soon as I find out because it doesn't seem to cause any additional ctx/bh and it helps provide me with vitamins, etc and tones my uterus. However, I also start slow with one capsule and work my way up as the pregnancy progresses.
I started a week ago at 15 weeks with RRL tea bags..... there's also a RRL tea tribe on this forum with TONS of awesome info. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
I want to start right now, but I'm only 4 wks today and had a m/c at 6 wks in September, so I'm being extra cautious.<br><br>
I drank it from 34 weeks in my pg with DD, but I'll probably start much sooner this time. I really just want to get to a heartbeat before I do anything at all.<br><br>
For me, it does cause slight cramping (even when not pg), but I think it's GI related. It's great for constipation because of that.