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I am 32 weeks...should I start drinking RRL tea now and if so, how much?<br><br>
Also...what kind of tea is good for anemia?
 

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You can drink RRL tea through your whole pg so no problem to start now. It just tones your uterus it does not stimulate labor in any way. I started taking it late in the 2nd tri with DD#1 because I had irritable uterus. I think nettles help with anemia but I could be wrong.
 

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I thought nettles weren't good during preg, but maybe it's that they're not good during bf. I'd doublecheck...<br><br>
RRL -- It's a diuretic, so be sure to drink plenty of water.<br><br>
Just curious why do you want to drink a tea for anemia? Seems like it would be easier to handle by eating chicken or taking Floridex.
 

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My midwife recommends (and late in my last preg. 28 weeks on? I used)nettles tea to help prevent hemorrhoids. Not my favorite post partum experience.<br><br>
As for tea to help with anemia, Peppermint is safe after the first trimester and contains highly absorbable amounts of vitamins A, C, silica, potassium, and iron.<br><br>
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Nettles are actually a galactophage (sp?) so they are considered safe while BFing. I had nettles in my pg tea so as far as I know they are safe while pg as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Just found this link which says nettles are fine in a tonic (tea?) but stinging nettles taken in large quantities can be an abortafacient.<br><br><a href="http://www.homemakingcottage.com/mother/takeherbs.html" target="_blank">http://www.homemakingcottage.com/mother/takeherbs.html</a><br><br>
My pg tea had nettles, alfalfa and dandelion leaves as well as RRL and mint. I remember at least one of those things was good for anemia. :LOL
 

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Hi Nettles is great for Hemroids - I drank it throughout my 2nd & 3rd Tri last time around and didn't have one problem with them! Also, it has a lot of vitmin K witch is good for blood clotting ( ? from what i remember ) Since I had so much in the last prego months I felt comfortable Refusing the Vitamin K shot that most Hoospitals administer to the baby regularly!<br>
Alfalfa is great for anemia! You can do the tea, or tablets, and it doesn't cause constipation like iron pills.....Also a + if you have problems with Hemroids!<br>
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Just thought I'd pop in and say I'm taking RRL capsules several times a day.<br>
When I first started taking them, I got Braxton Hicks A LOT. But after awhile, the BH went away and that was it. I don't know if that's a side effect of the RRL, but I thought I'd mention it.
 

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I'm at about the same stage and taking RRL capsules 3x / day. They've helped a LOT with the irritable uterus stuff. Also, I was anemic in my last pregnancy, and nettles and floradix totally fixed it.
 

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My midwife recommends 3 cups per day every day throughout pregnancy.<br><br>
Unfortunately I think it's the most vile tasting stuff I have ever swallowed so I haven't had a cup in months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I started the RRL tea this week, the start of my 3rd tri. (it's a vomit inducer for me in the early months so I always wait a while)<br><br>
I make it iced, using 3 bags to make 2 quarts. Right now I am having a big glass every morning and will increase that amount. With my last pg I was averaging 2 quarts a day in the last month.
 
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