A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Year 2 Day 73: Old Wives Tales
The time has officially arrived to bring out the heavy artillery -- the big guns, if you will. It may be an Old Wives Tale but many women swear by Raspberry Leaf Tea to bring on labour. I did some reading (*cough* Google *cough*) and learned that although there is no scientific proof that this is the case, studies have shown it to be effective for producing shorter labours as the vitamins aide in strengthening the contracting element of the uterus both during labour as well as after, when the uterus must contract back to its original state. So I figure it's worth it in the end because at least I'm setting myself up for a well-functioning ute.
I was quite surprised at the taste as well because I am not really a 'tea-person.' I'm not too keen on the bitter taste that is left in my mouth after a cup, however this didn't seem to have one. Matt brought a cup in to me and it smelled of raspberry (go figure), but the taste overall was fairly light and refreshing. It is definitely something I will be able to easily stomach over the next few days or however long it takes to get the BIG message to certain LITTLE people.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!