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I hear about this everywhere now. And am interested. I have seen some cool articles on the benefits of it and was thinking I wanted to try it this time around. I am hoping it shortens my labor times...both boys were slow-progressing labors (which might just be my style, I don't know).
Where would I get it?
Is it in a bag or do I need to brew it myself (with one of those tea balls)?
When would be the best time to start it? I have read not to do it before 36 weeks. But then I know women who start at 30 weeks and still have late babies. Additionally, if baby is not here by 39 weeks, I will be induced...and therefore don't want to hold off as long as I might if I didn't have a "timeline." (I am being induced for a valid medical reason, something I don't plan to fight, but would like to avoid if possible).
I could be wrong, but I've heard you can take it throughout your pregnancy. I buy it from a health foods store and it is in tea bags already. I think its just good for your uterus, I started drinking it at 35 weeks with DD and I went to 41 weeks, so I don't feel like it put me in labor.
With my first pregnancy I started it around 12 weeks... I took it daily increasing the amount daily... I used it for the hypoglycemic benefits since I was claimed to have GD... My sugars were awesome my entire pregnancy...
I ordered mine off amazon. I actually started drinking it a few weeks before we ttc and we got pregnant the first month
I continued to drink it during the first and part of second tri but stopped when I started having contractions at 22 weeks. I just started drinking it again at 36 weeks and drink a few cups a day. Will continue until after baby is born.
Mine comes in bags. I pour boiling water over the bag in a cup, cover and let steep for 10 mins. Add a bit of honey or sugar and drink!