There is nothing more soothing and comforting than a warm cup of tea!Expecting and craving a good cup of tea? Keep reading this post as I give you 5 pregnancy safe teas you can enjoy during this time. I know it can be so confusing with all the information out there. The good news is these safe teas may ease morning sickness or shorten labor.
Consult with your caregiver first before trying any type of herbal drink. In doubt, avoid drinking herbal teas during the first trimester.
FIVE RECOMMENDED PREGNANCY SAFE TEAS
Ginger has been used for thousands of years to curb nausea naturally. Packed with benefits, it’s a great aid in pregnancy especially in the first trimester. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmatic, infection-preventer and soothes and helps the process of digestion.
How to enjoy this tea:
-Chop a few slices of fresh ginger and add it to a teapot filled with water, once it boils, remove it and enjoy.
You can add honey and lemon to your taste preference, especially if you are feeling a little under the weather.
*Ginger can interact with certain medications. Consult with a qualified MD or herbalist if you are on prescription drugs.
I love peppermint tea. It is an ancient herbal remedy used for stomach issues. It eases digestion, gas and bloating after meals and helps relieve nausea. If you suffer from heartburn therefore this tea may be the perfect option.
Considered the pregnancy herb, it is high in vitamins C, E, B complex, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, niacin, magnesium, and manganese.
The best benefit to drinking Raspberry leaf tea is its ability to strengthen and tone the uterus allowing for a more efficient labor. When consumed in larger doses (usually a few cups a day) toward the end of pregnancy it tends to speed up labor by allowing the uterus to have stronger contractions.
*Due to uterine stimulating abilities it is suggested to drink red raspberry leaf tea during the 2nd and 3rd trimester and to avoid it during the first trimester.
Nettle is filled with so many benefits, it is a super nourishing herb, as it is high in magnesium, calcium and iron, which are all excellent and essential minerals to ingest during pregnancy.
One other benefit is that it helps alleviate water retention, meaning less swelling in your legs. This is a great tea to keep drinking after pregnancy too, as it helps support your breast milk production. Make sure to buy nettle tea that contains the leaf and not the root.
This South African tea is sometimes referred to as red bush tea. 100% caffeine free, loaded with antioxidants, high source of calcium, it is a must during pregnancy as it aids in digestion and stomach issues. It also your body absorb iron, an essential mineral for pregnancy.