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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by hotpinkangel, Jan 24, 2011.
I wanted to try it to see if it would help, but does anyone know if I've left it too late or not? X
im not sure i was thinking the same thing, im unsure whether to start taking it at all as i was only in labour with my first for 3 hours and they say it gets quicker
well as you could actually go till 42 weeks you could have another 4 weeks... so no hunny its never too late its also advised to take during and after labour.... iv heard the tea bags are better as get into system much faster... i got mine from tesco and there suprisingly luch i really enjoy drinking them...
good luck hunny x
The lady in the healthfood shop I bought mine from recommended I take the capsules instead of the tea as I started at 39 weeks. She said the tea would not be worth drinking.
Hope this helps x
my friend works in a HF shop and she said they will tell you this as there more expensive...lol . tea is ment to be much better.....
I was going to say is that bcos the capsules are like £7 and the tea in tesco is 1.79 - I bought it yesterday- It smells lush and tastes of nothing so its all good
I dont expect him to come earlier bcos of it but wouldnt mind the quicker labour!
Thank you girls, it can't hurt to try I guess!! Didn't know tesco sold it, was going to waddle to holland and barratt so thanks Hun, you saved me a trip!!! Xx
The teabags were $5.50 and the capsules were $20
Who's the pregnant lady who just got sucked in! I thought the lady in the shop seemed to helpful and friendly to be true!
D: what a con!....
we paid probably the same amount for 25? teabags of it.... (in Australia as well )
gosh... if i could id have thrown it back in her face! lol
The capsules are just easier to take considering the amount you need to make a difference. You should be drinking 6 cups of the tea a day. I don't think I could drink 6 cups of anything (besides water) in a day! So I've opted for the pills myself. I didn't find them too bad. I got 100 for only £7 at H&B and at the moment they're doing a buy one get one 1/2 off so you can get 2 for like £11. The packets of tea were 20 for about £1.50. So if you were bump that up to 100 packets (so in other words buying 5 of those) it would be £7.50. Sounds the same to me.
Grrrr so cranky, I hate being conned! Interestingly, the lady in the shop said that around the heal/ankle is the pressure point for the uterus so my birth partner should massage my heal/ankle during labour. I wonder if that is true?
would anyone take them if they had a fast labour the first time round?
6 cups a day??
I'm on 4 a day at the moment, and even though I love the tea, I don't think I could physically drink any more of it!
I don't think I would, tbh. I know every labour is different, and this one may be longer for you, but if you had a fast labour first time round then your body clearly knows what to do already. And the last thing you want is a labour that's too fast - it'd be nice to make it to the hospital before you deliver!
Thanks whoops that was what i was thinking
6 cups a day I think I read somewhere max is 3/4 that u are suppose to drink!!
Also the tea doesnt taste of anything just smells lovely
That is most definitely true. You can look up online where it is. It's what you would get if you went to a reflexologist. Mind you obviously they're better trained and know where and what exactly to do you can totally get you OH to give it a go.
Foxy, you're completely right I made a general comment on the stuff I take! I got mine from H&B and it only had 50% Raspberry Leaves. It's supplemented with other things to make it taste yummy so for me I would need to drink more. (Health and Heather brand). But there are really great teas out there with like 1.5g RLT per bag. Drinking 2-3 of those would easily get you the amount you need. At the moment I take 6 pills with 400mg each so that's just about 2.4g. I remember reading somewhere to at least get 2g in and you're good.
Aw I will see, I will have to check the stuff I have got now!!
I bought some!!!
I think the H&B ones, Heath&Heather ones are just fine, I drank 3-4 cups in my last 2 pregnancies and had VERY short 2nd stages with both, DD2 my labour was 5.5 hours and 2nd stage was recorded as 1 minute, DS labour was 6 hours and 2nd stage was about 3 minutes and he was a big baby! 1st DD didn't drink the tea at all and had a very long labour, 2 hours pushing and ended up with ventouse delivery, so I would say drinking the tea was effective for me
I've been drinking, the tesco one and the H&B one this time round since 32 weeks and already noticed a big intensity in BH
hi so u would recommend from 32 weeks then???
im hearing different stages of when to take it like 32/34 /36 wks
should i ask my mw ????