June 2013 Moms

red raspberry leaf tea

Just enjoying my first cup of red raspberry leaf tea with honey and cream.  So good! I spoke with a FTM today who told me her labor was FOUR HOURS and that she drank it regularly.  I drove immediately to the store after reading up about it online and bought some.  Anyone had experience with short or easier labor after drinking this regularly? 


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  • skioskio
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    One can only hope, right? I'm praying that drinking this will help make labor faster and more effective than last time. Or, at the very least, if I end in c/s again, that my recovery won't suck so bad.

    FWIW, I was told I need to drink 4 to 5 eight ounce cups a day for it to do anything. I've been making pitchers of iced tea with it and having one big hot cup a day with honey.
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  • I've been drinking the Earth Mama Angel Baby 3rd Tri tea for a few weeks now. It is actually really good! It only says to drink 1-3 cups a day, so I have been trying to get in two.
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  • I drank a ton last time until I found out I needed a section, then I stopped because I figured it was pointless. That being said I went into labor before the section and it seemed pretty easy for the 10 hours I was in labor so who knows! All I know is that I don't really like it and I am forcing 3 cups a day now and know its supposed to be more like 4 to 5 cups to be useful.
    Random RRL tea question though: is it, well, cleaning anyone else out? I swear since I started drinking it 2 weeks ago I have been running to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day. Last time I used loose tea and it never happened and now I am using tea bags but I can't imagine that would make a difference!

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  • I know, I realized I only bought a box of 24 tea bags, and it was NOT cheap ($8.99).  That will last me a week....


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  • don't know about the bathroom thing, yet. I'll have to get back with you :) 


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    Random RRL tea question though: is it, well, cleaning anyone else out? I swear since I started drinking it 2 weeks ago I have been running to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day. Last time I used loose tea and it never happened and now I am using tea bags but I can't imagine that would make a difference!

    I believe RRL is high in magnesium.  That might be the culprit!  :)

     

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  • Thanks for the reminder...I'm going to get some tomorrow!

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  • I bought some and have been meaning to drink it but can't seem to squeeze it in. I am going to have to start this week. My mom had a 4 hour labor with me so I am hopeful I don't need it but I'll try anything!
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  • skioskio
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    I know, I realized I only bought a box of 24 tea bags, and it was NOT cheap 8.99. nbsp;That will last me a week....

    I decided to buy the loose tea and I got this HUGE bag from amazon for 12 bucks. It will last me a long, long time, lol. I don't think I realized how much a pound of loose tea is, but the bag is easily 14x10 or so.

    I use a tea ball for when I want it hot and I just throw the loose tea into a pot of boiling water for making the iced version, then let it steep and pour it through a coffee filter into a pitcher, and add cold water until its a good strength.
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  • Oh, it has definitely been cleaning me out! At first I didn't realize what the culprit was!
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    image skio:
    image jo27key:
    I know, I realized I only bought a box of 24 tea bags, and it was NOT cheap 8.99. nbsp;That will last me a week....
    I decided to buy the loose tea and I got this HUGE bag from amazon for 12 bucks. It will last me a long, long time, lol. I don't think I realized how much a pound of loose tea is, but the bag is easily 14x10 or so. I use a tea ball for when I want it hot and I just throw the loose tea into a pot of boiling water for making the iced version, then let it steep and pour it through a coffee filter into a pitcher, and add cold water until its a good strength.

    thanks for this. I will buy it tmrw 

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    One can only hope, right? I'm praying that drinking this will help make labor faster and more effective than last time. Or, at the very least, if I end in c/s again, that my recovery won't suck so bad. FWIW, I was told I need to drink 4 to 5 eight ounce cups a day for it to do anything. I've been making pitchers of iced tea with it and having one big hot cup a day with honey.

    this?

     http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Raspberry-Certified-Organic-Ounce/dp/B001VNGO9G/ref=sr_1_4?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1368064738&sr=1-4&keywords=red+raspberry+leaf+tea

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  • skioskio
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    SLaB, here's the link to the stuff I bought; meant to post it earlier!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001A1VIFE/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1368060179sr=85pi=SL75
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