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Anyone doing it? planning on doing it? I know there's a tribe but I was wondering who's in a similar pregnancy timeline is going to do it.
 

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I am planning on doing it and my tea is on it's way from Mountain Rose Herbs. I plan on doing one cup a day through this trimester and upping that in the 3rd tri. I didn't do it with DS, but look forward to giving it a try this time around.
 

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I'm planning on it, and thinking my MW may recommend starting it soon at my appt with her tomorrow. We shall see!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Fun to be getting close enough to be starting "preparations!"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you tell me the benefits of this? I looked at the group for RRL, but there was so much I got overwhelmed!</div>
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I know it's a uterine toner. It's also supposed to help build the blood... good for anyone who loses a lot of blood during childbirth. Which is why I should start it now! Glad I got a reminder here.
 

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Because of my irritable ute, I won't be starting it until I am past 36 weeks. I wish I could start earlier, but I have just learned that it's better if I don't. I do have a slight amount in my prenatal and I hope that I can continue that since it is such a small amount.
 

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I have some RRLT at home, but my mw advised me to wait until later. Since this is my first pregnancy and I have no idea whether or not my uterus is irritable, I will wait for now. However, I am determined to take it diligently later on, not just to possibly speed up the progression of labour, but also to have a better recovery and less bleeding.
 

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I have some loose that I bought from a local-ish herb place (it's in my province) as well as the Traditional Medicinal RRL tea in baggies.<br><br>
I believe it's a good source of iron and calcium... though I know they don't get absorbed well in the same circumstances.<br><br>
Some of the advice on the big thread is to steep it in a jar with a lid and close it right away, and not to drink it for at least... 1/2 hour? The longer the better with steeping, I guess. Keeping it closed prevents stuff from escaping that is more likely to evaporate while it's hot. I think.<br><br>
In the winter, I like to add honey and milk or cream... in the summer, I put some honey in while it's hot, then cool it on the counter and then chill in the fridge and add some lemon juice and drink it chilled. Some people like adding mint... I'm not crazy about mint drinks (makes me think of drinking toothpaste, yuck) and I like the taste of RRL, so I just have it plain. I add nettles when I think of it, because that's good for other stuff -- lots of minerals in it, and good for varicose veins, apparently. I'm not so crazy about the taste of nettles, though, so I don't like ruining my RRL with them. Dandelion leaf is another good one to add. High in calcium, I think.
 

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So it is probably not a good idea for me until later in my PG. I had uterine irratibility with DS. Darn, it sounds good!
 

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yes, I have been drinking it and now that it is getting warmer, LOVING it cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I drank it with DD and had a fast labor, hoping it does the same for me this time too!
 

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I love rrlt, it is so much better than that mama's milk tea...yuck! I am happy to be able to start drinking it again. I love it when I am not pregnant too. It is good for overall womanly cycles and stuff. I was waiting for 2nd trimester so I am happy to be there now.
 

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Yep, drinking it. It's 85 degrees today, so I like it cold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Yumm! I just got my tea in from Mountain Rose Herbs. Delicious! I had it hot today but saved the extra and plan on trying it cold tomorrow.<br><br>
Is it best to only have one cup a day during 2nd trimester??
 

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I love that I don't get after pains when I drink it during pregnancy. With #1 I had after pains, but not with #2 or #3 (and they're supposed to get stronger with subsequent births) so definitely drinking it this time around too.
 

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wow, if I can avoid those after pains I am all for it! Oh yea and an easier labor. So what's reccomended regimin? if that's the right word <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm 19 weeks. I have no idea if I've had an irritable uterus. I don't even know what that means.<br>
Are there good brands out there? I admit, I know nothing about teas at all! I don't drink them, but herbal's are ok. I'd really like to learn about this. I know someone said there was a post about it but if I could get the low down here it would be helpful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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