Soothing Pregnancy Tea Recipe

Ok, mammas this is one for the books. (That means you need to save this one!)

I mean you had me at soothing……and it can help during labor. Now I am sold!

During my first pregnancy, I kind of winged it. You know, I ate healthy here and there and made sure not to consume too much caffeine. I tried the best I could to remember those horse pills called prenatals and the rest; well I left that up to nature.

But you know what that got me……a 15hr labor that ended up with forceps, a thin un-nourished placenta and a hemorrhage. That was not fun. I was totally unprepared.

The second go-round was a totally different experience. I was determined. I was tackling this pregnancy head on. I researched, read, and then researched some more.

Wanna know one of the biggest tools?

Yep! Cute, tasty, dainty tea.

But boy, does it pack a punch on your health!

Here is quite the success story about a special DIY Pregnancy Tea Recipe. Talk about two wildly different deliveries of babies! Learn how to make it here...

Red Raspberry Leaf –

A study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health in 2001 found that women who drank raspberry leaf tea had shorter labor, and fewer of their babies were delivered by forceps.1

  • It is packed full of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and magnesium
  • It also has fragrine – an alkaloid that tones and strengthens the uterus and makes contractions more effective
  • Helps ease morning sickness and upset stomach
  • Helps uterus return to normal quicker and easier postpartum
  • Learn more about Red Raspberry Leaf

Nettle Leaf –

  • Nettle has lots of Vitamin K, which is essential for blood coagulation and decreases likelihood of hemorrhage
  • Can increase the richness and availability of breast milk
  • Eases leg cramps and muscle spasms
  • Learn more about Nettle Leaf

Peppermint Leaf –

Here is quite the success story about a special DIY Pregnancy Tea Recipe. Talk about two wildly different deliveries of babies! Learn how to make it here...

Soothing Pregnancy Tea

Ingredients:

Make It:

With the approval of my midwife I drank this tea at least 2-3x a week in the 1st and 2nd trimester and every single day in the 3rd.

And the success? I labored for 4 hours and pushed my healthy 9.5lb baby boy out on the third push. That was enough evidence for me. This will definitely be in my routine when baby No.3 comes around one day.

~Post written by Emilie of The Toups Address


NOTE: We have received a few reader comments regarding nettles and red raspberry leaf during pregnancy. Of course, consult with your own naturopath, midwife, herbalist, MD, etc for any questions you have, as we are not in the business of providing medical advice.

According to Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women, “Four herbs are particularly recommended by experienced herbalists and have been used safely by pregnant women for centuries. Rich in vitamins and minerals, red raspberry leaf, nettles, alfalfa, and dandelion act as system supporting tonics for overall health of the expectant mother.”

Red raspberry leaf, taken as a tea or in capsule form, strengthens the uterus, alleviates morning sickness, eases labor and delivery as well as postpartum discomforts, and aids in milk productions. Women with a history of miscarriage, however, should not use this herb until the second trimester.

Nettles, a mineral, is high in calcium which nourishes both the mother and fetus and can ease painful leg cramps and the pain of childbirth. Nettle has been known to improve the elasticity of the veins and strengthen the kidneys. 1



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4 thoughts on “Soothing Pregnancy Tea Recipe

  1. Bridget

    From what I’ve read, anyone not hoping for imminent delivery should stay away from red raspberry leaf. My OB and the OB nurse I initially asked agreed to avoid this entirely during first trimester. This can be tricky for people that like pre-packaged herbal tea, it’s a pretty common ingredient. The same effects that can lead to red raspberry leaf shortening labor (better, stronger contractions) can increase your chances of a miscarriage.

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  2. Danielle

    Make sure you’re only taking this if already in labor AND if you don’t have pregnancy induced hypertension, placenta previa, or other bleeding issues. Raspberry leaf may cause miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy and will exacerbate bleeding issues.

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