39 wks with ds. I had 3 cups of it and my waters broke 6 hrs later!!! Probably coincidence..... but just in case it wasn't, I started drinking it at 35 wks with my dd. Switched to the tablets at 37wks as the tea gave me heartburn..... dd was born at 39wks also.
Don't know if it worked, but if there is a next time I'm too superstitious not to try it again!
I drank is non-stop from about 35 weeks and had a VERY quick labour. I also used homeopathic remedies as well which could also have helped. It turns my stomach now if I even smell the stuff, I drank so much!
Pineapple works the same way castor oil does.... it irriates the bowel and gives you a sore tummy! In theory, if you are nearly in labour the irritation on your bowel can tip you over the edge (so to speak ) and kick off contractions.
RLT doesn't work like that. It is supposed to ripen the cervix. Which might not put you into labour, but can mean a speedier labour when it comes. Don't know what's in it though!
I don't think it matters whether you take tea or tablets. The tea will mean more fluids going in which could help prevent UTI's in later pregnancy, however it gave me really bad heartburn! So I resorted to double strength tablets.
I drank buckets of it from 36 weeks ...
Sorry but it didn't do anything for me .... failed induction that ended in a c-section ... Mind you, DD was so big (10lbs 10oz) that if I hadn't had the c-s I would still be pregnant now (she is 12 months old!!!)