thread: EPO and RLT and Per Massage... when???

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007
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    EPO and RLT and Per Massage... when???

    hi all
    i bet i asked this exact question in my last pregnancy.... but i have forgotten
    when is it best to start drinking RLT and in what amounts?
    and when do i start EPO insertions? again in what dosage...
    and while i am at it, perineal massage - around 34wks?
    thanks!


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    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    I think RLT and EPO from 36wks. I actually can't remember the dosages though. I know someone who does so I'll give her a call and let you know...By then another BB member would have answered for sure.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007
    3,734

    thanks honey... i thought rlt was def earlier than that...??? but i am not sure...
    maybe i am a bit ahead of myself!

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    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    Ok heres the go from a very good source.

    RLT anytime preferably start in the second tri. Start with 3 cups per day and up to 5 cups from 35kws.

    EPO orally from 34-35wks and then add vaginally 2 at night (wear a pad) from 37wks. 38wks + up the EPO internally to 3 or 4.

    Personally I can't cope with drinking that much tea so I took RLT in tab form from 36wks.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007
    3,734

    thanks bekz. ok i will start having the tea soon then...

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Oct 2008
    269

    what does this tea and tablets do?

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    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    The tea prepares your uterus for birth and the EPO helps to soften the cervix for birth

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Oct 2008
    269

    ah ok thank you

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    Registered User

    Nov 2008
    U.S.A
    1,459

    Now I think RLT= Raspberry Leaf Tea, correct? Yet, what is EPO?

    When should I start taking these things?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007
    3,734

    HI jessica
    yep RLT - rasp leaf tea. you can drink the tea itself or have tablet form
    EPO = evening primrose oil....
    I will follow the guidelines Bekz put above...

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    Registered User

    Oct 2008
    269

    Oh yes I have heard about RLT. Was not sure when you can start taking it though or when it was best to start taking it.