Happy Pregnancy Tea Recipe

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Bump to Birth Happy Pregnancy Tea

Are you pregnant or wanting to get pregnant in the near future? If so, you’ll definitely want to bookmark or pin this happy pregnancy tea recipe from the brand new ebook, Bump to Birth!

 

Herbs can be very beneficial, especially during pregnancy. Certain herbs can strengthen you physically, ease your pregnancy discomforts and prepare your body for birth.

 

The pregnancy tea blend created by Lleaon Rao, Herbalist and author of Bump to Birth, does just that! Lleaon created this special pregnancy tea recipe to help soon-to-be mama’s have a happy and healthy pregnancy. And she is generously letting me share her special Bump to Birth Happy Pregnancy Tea recipe from her new book with you :)

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What makes this tea so beneficial for pregnancy and childbirth?

 Read about the herbs included in this tea and you’ll see why it’s so important to consume this pregnancy tea throughout your pregnancy:

 

RED RASPBERRY: 

  • Prevents miscarriage and postpartum hemorrhage by helping tone and relax the uterus.
  • Eases morning sickness.
  • Reduces pain during labor and after birth.
  • Tones the muscles used during labor and delivery and eliminates many of the reasons for a painful delivery and prolonged recovery.
  • Assists in the production of plentiful breast milk.
  • Helps make labor faster by encouraging the uterus to let go and function without tension.
  • Studies show that women that consume Red Raspberry Leaf have a reduced incidence of artificial rupture of membranes, forceps delivery or cesarean.

 

NETTLE:

  • Nourishes both mother and fetus.
  • Eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms.
  • Helps diminish muscle pains in the uterus, in the legs and elsewhere.
  • A superb source of vitamin K and increases available hemoglobin, both of which decrease the likelihood of postpartum hemorrhage and slows postpartum bleeding.
  • Reduces hemorrhoids. Nettle’s mild astringency and general nourishing action tightens and strengthens blood vessels, helps maintain arterial elasticity and improves venous resilience.
  • Increases the richness and amount of breast milk.

 

OATSTRAW

  • Rich in calcium and magnesium.
  • Helps relieve anxiety and restlessness.
  • Helps relieve leg cramps and other muscle cramps.

 

ALFALFA

  • Helps relieve morning sickness.
  • Improves baby’s Vitamin K levels at birth if Mom drinks during pregnancy.

 

ROSE PETALS

  • Rich in antioxidants that nourish both mom and baby.
  • Helps the body relax.

Pregnancy Tea Recipe

 

Bump to Birth Happy Pregnancy Tea Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 cups Red Raspberry Leaf (Find HERE)

1 cup Nettle Leaf (Find HERE)

1 cup Oatstraw (Find HERE)

1/3 cup Rose Petals (Find HERE)

1/3 cup Alfalfa (Find HERE)

Directions:

Mix everything together and store in an airtight glass jar.

How to Brew Your Happy Pregnancy Tea:

Take 1 tablespoon of your Pregnancy Tea and add it to a glass of boiling water. Let it infuse for about 8-10 minutes. Strain it and sweeten it with natural sweeteners if you prefer it sweeter.

How much to drink?

1st trimester: 1 cup a day

2nd trimester: up to 2 cups a day

3rd trimester (first 2 weeks): up to 3 cups a day

9th month: up to 5 cups a day

Looking for a teapot? THIS is the one I use and LOVE it!

teapot

 

Want to learn about other holistic pregnancy remedies?

If you want to learn hundreds of holistic remedies to common pregnancy ailments, I highly recommend Bump To Birth. This is a fabulous resource for all the soon-to-be mama’s out there that want a happy and healthy pregnancy and birth! This book teaches you how to properly nourish both Mom and baby in this exciting time of life.

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Click HERE to Pin this Pregnancy Tea Recipe to Pinterest!

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To all my soon-to-be mama’s, a huge congratulations from me to you! I wish you all the best through pregnancy and birth :) If you have any advice or natural remedies to give to other pregnant mama’s, leave a comment below!

lovekelly

 

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27 Responses to Happy Pregnancy Tea Recipe

  1. Nina says:

    At what point during pregnancy should mamas-to-be should start drinking this? I’ve seen conflicting opinions on drinking red raspberry tea too early in pregnancy. My own mid-wife advised against it before the third-trimester.

    • Nina, I would always listen to your own mid-wife. I’ve seen no definitive or conclusive studies suggesting not to drink it throughout pregnancy. I know many women who have drank it all throughout pregnancy and there are also many midwives and herbalists that also recommend to drink it throughout the entire pregnancy. Lleaon, who is a qualified herbalist and the creator of this recipe, suggests 1 cup a day in 1st trimester and to increase consumption per trimester (as noted in the article).

      If anyone has concerns, please consult with your own doctor, mid-wife or qualified herbalist.

      • Nina says:

        Thanks for your response! Sorry to be daft, but I re-read the article again, and I still don’t see where it says, to quote you, “1 cup a day in 1st trimester and to increase consumption per trimester (as noted in the article).”

        Was there another link I was supposed to click on to read? Or is this something she mentions in her book? (Which looks excellent!)

        • Ohmigosh I apologize! That part must have got erased (or somehow not put in) my article. I will put it back in!! Thank you so much for making me aware that it wasn’t in there!! So sorry!

          And I completely agree – It’s always best to do your own research and I’m actually really glad you brought it up. I would never want to recommend something that I think would be harmful and think it’s very important for people to do their own research and to ask questions! Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

      • Lindsay says:

        I also want to add that I have an herbal remedy book that advises against drinking Red Raspberry Leaf prior to third trimester.

  2. Wow! What great tips. I’m definitely sharing this post!

  3. Katy says:

    I literally just found out I’m expecting my first (shh, secret!) and jumped on buying all of this. The comment above gave me a bit of worry, but I researched it and even WebMD recommends it during pregnancy (meaning, it’s not just a bunch of bloggers touting it’s effectiveness). One person also made the point that ONE study showed it “might” be dangerous in early pregnancy so a lot of American doctors have told patients to avoid it, but in reality, women have been using red raspberry tea for literally thousands of years to promote healthy pregnancy. So I think I’ll go with thousands of years of success stories over one study showing it MIGHT be dangerous. So happy you shared this, Kelly :)

    • omg, congrats, Katy!!! That’s so exciting!! I totally agree with you – it’s something I personally would take from the very beginning to optimize a healthy pregnancy. I wish you the best!! xoxo

    • Nina says:

      Katy, I certainly didn’t mean to cause anyone worry! I am a first-time mama to be and I have high regards for herbal medicine and all the years of experience people have had using it. I am a scientist by trade, so I like to do thorough research and lay it all out on the table before I make my decisions, it’s just in my nature. When I come across conflicting information, I just want to do the right thing! It was my hope that by asking that question, a little more light could be shed on the topic.

      Congratulations to you on your pregnancy!

  4. Raia Torn says:

    Great recipe Kelly! I drank this during all four of my pregnancies. I like to drink it as an unsweetened iced tea (or maybe with a tad bit of honey), and it’s good with chia seeds soaked in it as well! I left out the oatstraw, though, because I’m allergic to oats – it’s still wonderful without it. :)

    Thanks for sharing this article! I’ve pinned it to my pregnancy & birth board!

  5. Memagoli says:

    Actually calcium has not been proven to help reduce leg cramps. When I was a kid I got leg cramps all the time so my doc gave me calcium pills and they didn’t do anything for them.

  6. Janee says:

    I’ve been drinking raspberry leaf tea for about a year. I had researched and read that it was also good for helping to become pregnant. While unfortunately that has not happened as yet I will say it had the added benefit of regulating my menstrual cycles so that pregnancy is more likely. When my mom was pregnant with her 4th and 5th child her midwife recommended it all during her pregnancy. She could tell if she wasn’t drinking it. Those were her easiest deliveries of the 5. I had not heard about the other herbs though. I will have to look into adding those once I am pregnant. Would this work as a cold tea? I’ve been making my raspberry leaf tea a gallon at a time into iced tea so that I don’t have to brew it every day. I’m just not sure of the effectiveness if its kept for several days (I make it twice a week). There are a lot of herbs in this that I don’t know much about.

  7. Lisa says:

    I made this today, and it’s lovely. I did add some peppermint leaves as well, as I don’t care for the taste of oatstraw or nettles. It adds a nice layer of flavor, but is only for personal preference. I like that it’s a mild tea. And I LOVE the high nutrition content. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  8. Jamie says:

    What amount should be consumed for trying to conceive?

  9. sarah says:

    Does anyone know how long dried herbs like this are effective/potent for? I have a lot of red raspberry leaf left from my first pregnancy (purchased 3 years ago). Is this still good?

  10. alison says:

    do you know where I can buy organic loose leaf teas in the UK? Can’t seem to see these varieties on Amazon uk website either. thanks

  11. alisa says:

    I am 34 weeks, do you think drinking the tea starting now would be beneficial even tho I haven’t the rest of the pregnancy?

  12. April says:

    Can this be used while nursing as well? Ive had low supply issues. Beyond that are there any other benefits for me to drink this? I wish I would have known about this when I was pregnant!

  13. Emily says:

    Has anyone tried something not in the mint family for flavor? (Dried fruit, etc). I loved adding peppermint during my first pregnancy, but we’re planning to TTC #2 soon and I’m still nursing #1 (18 months). I know pregnancy and milk supply can be tricky in and of itself, without adding something that may reduce supply.

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