7 Safe To Drink Pregnancy Teas – For The Expectant Mother…
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in every woman’s life, but it can also be a time of change.
There are many things in your daily routine that may not be safe for your developing baby over the next 9 months.
We wake up and most of us have a cup of tea (or coffee), right?
But do you know what types of tea are safe to drink during pregnancy?
If you are a regular tea drinker like me, don’t despair that you must give up your wonderful morning brew!
There are many teas and herbal infusions available that can still give you enjoyment and at the same time aid in your pregnancy.
The Tea Cleanse Guide To Caffeine Limits)
First and most importantly:
Limit your caffeine intake during pregnancy
Did you know most teas (black, green and oolong) typically contain 40 to 70 milligrams of caffeine per cup?
While studies are still underway as to the effects of caffeine on a developing baby, the NHS has stated that 200 milligrams of caffeine per day is a safe amount to consume while pregnant.
In addition, they claim:
“High levels of caffeine during pregnancy can result in babies having a low birth weight, which can increase the risk of health problems in later life. Too much caffeine can also cause a miscarriage”
While 200 milligrams may not seem like much, sip four or five cups throughout the day and you’ve gotten about 200 milligrams of caffeine.
Remember, caffeine is often found in products such as chocolate and soft drink.
Our advise is to limit your intake to about 1-2 cups of tea each day at a maximum.
Or you can follow a natural de-caffeination process by:
a) Placing the tea bag or loose leaves to steep in hot water for 30 seconds
b) Now remove the tea bag or loose leaves (caffeine usually releases in the first 30 seconds of the steeping process)
c) Empty the tea and place the ‘used’ tea bag or loose leaves back in the cup or pot before filling with hot water again.
This is a simple but effective way to create a much lower version of a caffeinated tea!
Teas and Herbs To Avoid
You would think that all herbal teas would be safe during pregnancy since they are caffeine free and natural, right?
Well, that is not always the case.
The main teas you should stay away from during pregnancy would be any detox, diet or cleansing teas.
They are meant to detach toxins lodged in the body and process them out, and this can often lead to miscarriage.
Herbs you should avoid due to their side effects are dong quai, St. John’s Wort, ginseng, yarrow, evening primrose, chamomile, feverfew, kava kava, licorice root and senna.
If unsure, always seek advice from your health professional or midwife.
7 Safe To Drink Pregnancy Teas
Put up your feet up to enjoy some time out during this special time.
1. Pregnancy Tea
Our Pregnancy Tea is created with the finest and carefully selected herbs for mums-to-be.
This soothing herbal infusion of fiery ginger root, aromatic rooibos and delicious raspberry leaves will support you during pregnancy.
It is full of vitamins and minerals and perfect for any mum-to-be to gear the body up for the arrival of your new baby.
Why Pregnancy Tea From Tea Cleanse Is The Perfect Tea For The Expectant Mother
a) Caffeine free and suitable to drink during the 2nd and 3rd trimester
b) Ginger helps prevent feelings of nausea, morning sickness and vomiting
c) Peppermint maintains liver health, supports the body’s defenses because of vitamin C and essential oils and is great for a healthy digestion
d) High quality, handmade loose leaf in re-sealable pouches
e) Small batch production for perfection every time!
2. Ginger tea
Ginger tea helps relieve nausea and vomiting, so goodbye morning sickness!
Simply add a few slices of fresh ginger root to a cup of freshly boiled water and enjoy.
3. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is helpful in relieving nausea/morning sickness and flatulence. It is soothing, calming and aids a heathy digestion.
If you like a combination of a cool, minty and refreshing taste with a pungent ginger finish, try our herbal peppermint & ginger tea. This herbal is very helpful in alleviating morning sickness in early pregnancy.
4. Raspberry Leaf Tea
Rich in iron, this herb prepares the uterus for labour, decrease nausea, and ease labor pains. In addition, it is high in calcium and magnesium.
This drink is very popular, you will find many pregnancy teas also contain red raspberry leaf.
Recommend using it during the second and third trimester only.
One of my favourites – Rooibos — Pregnant or not!
High in antioxidants to protect your cells and tissues from oxidation and strengthens our body’s defences
This aromatic herbal tea packed with flavour and full of health benefits – a great substitute to your regular black or green teas.
Not only is this drink suitable for pregnant women, it is suitable for children too (caffeine free) – so much better than all those sugary drinks.
6. Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon Balm (also called Melissa) has a calming effect and can be used to find better sleep.
It is also known to relieve irritability, insomnia, and anxiety.
7. Dandelion Leaf Tea
Dandelion leaf supports digestive and liver health and is high in potassium. It also has a gentle diuretic effect. It can taste a little bitter on its own but is good to mix with any of the above mentioned herbs if you like to experiment.
Regular use of these teas has often helped mothers have much shorter labors and easier deliveries.
The vitamins and minerals are key factors in developing strong, healthy babies, and help against miscarriage or premature birth.
Enjoy your tea – while still knowing that you are helping your body and the development of your little one!