Friday, 25 May 2007

When you're pregnant you try, as much as possible, to eat nutritious food plus taking all the supplements that you discover from your research, suggested by friends and family and your doctor's advice. And those information feeding goes on and on as you get bigger, rounder and heavier. Sometimes, you wonder what's really good for you!

In my early stage of pregnancy there was these days that I took almost 10 pills a day. I don't have phobia with medications nor the kind that can't take capsules or humongous tablets but the thought that I only have little, if not vague ideas on how these pills affect my system scared me. Those pills were not just prescribed by one person so there was this possibility that my body will react adversely when the medications took effect altogether. Goodness, they didn't and I came out of that phase unscathed. Now, I am only taking this pill twice a day and probably until I wean our baby. It is for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

And when I thought, I am in a limited-medication-intake-phase, in last night's antenatal class, the midwife mentioned the help of taking raspberry tea leaf in slow labor as it enables uterine contraction. I gather that it is of great help especially if the baby is overdue. The downside is you'll just have more braxton hicks while you're taking the tea or capsule.

I only heard of raspberry juice in detox diet so I did my own research and found out more useful and encouraging information about the raspberry tea.

The help of raspberry leaf tea goes way back thousand of years ago in the western countries. It was taken by women to support healthy menstruation, tone and strengthen the uterus and prepare the womb for childbirth. The tonic and relaxing action of the leaves reduces the pain of uterine contractions and makes them more effective and productive, thereby easing and shortening the duration of childbirth. These are only some of the benefits during pregnancy not to mention the aid it brings to breastfeeding mothers. It promotes plentiful supply of breastmilk.

Learning all that, I am now thinking and weighing things if I will have raspberry leaf tea/capsule or not. Nuninuninu!



Life in a home with gluten-free diet, preventing Diabetes 2 and trying to be lactose-free. And a little bit fussy child. It sounds difficult and complicated but not really. It's been roughly ten years on - we have a lot of practice.

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