Having a cup of tea (or 2) while I was pregnant was something I looked forward to everyday. It relaxed me, soothed me and gave me a caffeine pick me up when i needed it. I did A LOT of research into what was considered safe and unsafe – Most mums would agree with me that it’s a constant internal battle when we are pregnant about what we should or shouldn’t be eating, what medication we should or shouldn’t take and it goes on and on.
During my second pregnancy i decided to take charge and ownership of my body and do what was right for me. Did I have pregnancy symptoms? Yep you betcha! Although mine were in no way life threatening to me or bub, i suffered some terrible days with morning sickness, major sinus attacks, restless legs at night and heartburn. Yes i know what youre thinking, poor husband had to put up with her!. While he was fantastic at helping me through growing this tiny human, I found Herbal Tea a huge help for me to relieve some symptoms and most importantly relax me.
I sipped on Raspberry leaf tea everyday after the 1st trimester and while there haven’t really been any studies done most recommendations are that you wait until the second trimester to pour yourself a cup.
What does it do you ask?
*It has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy to increase fertility
*Strengthens the uterine wall while relaxing smooth muscle in the uterus, which improves chances of implantation and prevents miscarriage
*Full of vitamins, minerals that help the body to detoxify extra hormones that may impede conception.
*Helps with Morning sickness
*Provides vitamins and minerals to help baby grow while keeping mum nourished.
*Helps strengthen and tone the uterus in preparation for child birth (hopefully shortening the second stage of labour)
*Reduces leg cramps and swelling
I could go on forever about the benefits during pregnancy and even when you aren’t pregnant Raspberry Leaf tea is super amazing and has been shown to reduce menstrual cramps and may help to regulate the flow of menstruation due to its effects on the uterus and can be very helpful during times of hormonal shift such as menopause or for women who experience PMS.
NOTE: This blog is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. All information contained in this blog is the opinion of mummy tea and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Consult your prenatal care provider to discuss using any herbal products during your pregnancy.