Sunday 31 January 2010

Raspberry Leaf Tea and where to find it in Bromley.

Ok so before I was pregnant, I had heard of Raspberry tea but not Raspberry Leaf tea (the difference is important!) and I did a fair amount of research before I made the decision to try it.

There is a common myth / old wives tale that it can start labour - this isn't true at all - it doesn't start or induce labour. - So what does it do?

It helps to prepare your uterus for labour and can help the second stage to be quicker, it also helps your uterus to return to normal afterwards so you can keep taking it after baby arrives if you want to.

It can come in different strengths but the norm is to start off on one cup a day after 32 weeks and slowly increase your dose as you get closer to your due date.

Friday 29 January 2010

Bromley (TFL) buses 261 & 126 and prams - shame on you!

This morning for me was just the last straw so RANT ALERT! I'm a mum of a 7 month old baby and in these last 7 months I have repeatedly felt victimised by bus drivers and I know I am not alone.

If I have the pram - a bugaboo - so nice and compact, many bus driver don't stop to let you on the bus, even when there is clearly room for a pram. Some don't acknowledge you at all and others think it's ok to point a the pram, shake their heads and not even bother to open the door or speak to you like your a humanbeing!