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Just can't be bothered to drink RRL tea...will I regret it?

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amitymama Tue 26-Aug-08 22:56:24

Is it really that good/useful? Some people swear by it but then I've heard of others who drank it religiously and still had long, slow, difficult births. I want to drink it but I just can't seem to remember or else just don't fancy drinking any when I do remember.

TheBlonde Tue 26-Aug-08 22:59:15

you can take tablets instead

mybabysinthegarden Tue 26-Aug-08 23:00:56

I drank gallons of it with dd1 and despite waters breaking never went into labour (was induced eventually) so won't be bothering this time around. Also the proper stuff tastes horrible, though if you're determined to stick with it I found adding a fruit teabag to it made it marginally more palatable.

Heated Tue 26-Aug-08 23:04:37

Generations of women have managed without.

I took it for my first and wished I hadn't.

mybabysinthegarden Tue 26-Aug-08 23:20:24

I also think if it actually did anything, you wouldn't be able to just pick up a packet in your local nuts 'n' lentils shop.

Anglepoise Tue 26-Aug-08 23:56:11

I found it really hard to drink it as a hot drink because I'd rather have proper tea instead! So now every other day I make a huge pot, leave it to brew/cool overnight, and then decant it into a jug in the morning. It's actually pretty quick/easy to knock back a couple of glasses of cold drink during the day.

Though I did go looking for tablets in Tesco the other day grin

amitymama Wed 27-Aug-08 18:11:17

Yes, maybe the tablets would be the answer. I can take a tablet I just can't drink 2-3 cups of bland tea per day. I don't think I'll actually worry about it though.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 27-Aug-08 18:17:28

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Lovage Wed 27-Aug-08 21:58:04

I took the tablets religiously (supposed to be better than the tea) and still had a horrendously slow labour with pathetic contractions. Of course it might have been even worse without...

Not bothering this time round

cyteen Wed 27-Aug-08 22:00:29

I've been drinking it since 33 weeks, am now 40+3 and the only noticeable effect so far has been scorching heartburn angry I shall let you know what my contractions are like once (if) they start grin

yogabird Wed 27-Aug-08 22:03:39

don't do it yet - wait until september and then darlilng lo will be the eldest in the school year, not the youngest which a recent report has just shown to be a disadvantage esp if you have a boy

PigeonPie Wed 27-Aug-08 22:04:37

I didn't bother with it in either pg and both DSs arrived a day early!

LittlePushka Wed 27-Aug-08 22:08:35

I drank lots of it from 36 weeks in booth of my PG's on advice of a rind.

Both labours were relatively quick, natural and only took gas and air. So maybe it did help...but I'll never know!

littone Wed 27-Aug-08 22:46:04

Like LittlePushka I drank it from 36 weeks. Fairly short labour only used TENS....but you never know what it would be like without!

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