It's obviously difficult to say if it helped, but Alice did shoot out (a bit too quickly!) and the placenta came out without any injection as soon as I stood up about 15 minutes after the birth. When the midwife rubbed my belly afterwards to help my uterus to contract, she was quite surprised that it already had.
I started drinking a few cups of tea a day from about 37 weeks, and I went into labour at 40+4.
I noticed when i started with RLT that i wee'd less, that my belly felt 'firmer'
My labour was 27 hours and i needed my waters broken, it certainly didnt help with the first stage, the 2nd stage was easy/quick but i think that had more to do with positioning than any tea... Plus my mum and grandma both told me it took 20mins to to push out baby at the end and thats exactly how long it too x
I drank RLT from about 34 weeks. I'm not sure if it helped or not. My labour was less than 7 hour start to finish but it was an emergency forceps due to my baby being in distress so I wasn't really pushing for that long before he was pulled out.
I drank and took rlt since 32 weeks and for my first the pushing stage was half an hour which is good for a first. It could have been the squatting position which helped too though - it's hard to know what caused what.
i took it from 33 weeks with ds and did not with dd. so this time with ds my labor was only 8 ours. the second stage of labor was only 3 hours and that includes pushing. i pushed about 4 times. with dd it was a 13 hour labor and i pushed for 3 hours so i say yes it worked!! i will drink it again with my next LO too
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