Organic Merchant Teas for Pregnancy
Pregnancy and birth can be and is for most women a wonderful experience. It can be a time of wondrous health with glowing skin, luscious hair and high positive energy.
However, it can be accompanied by such conditions as – morning sickness, digestive issues, heartburn, constipation, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and anxiety. All of which can make an expectant mother feel decidedly uncomfortable.
Safely using herbs to help overcome these minor discomforts can be a gentle way to sustain good health of both mother and child, for continued enjoyment and benefit of both.
Herbs have been used to alleviate discomfort and treat common problems arising in pregnancy and childbirth dating back to ancient Egypt. However, it’s important to be aware of the safety issues when using herbs in pregnancy, because not everything that’s natural is safe for pregnant mothers. It’s important to be cautious and to use only those herbs with a good safety profile.
There are numerous easily acquired herbs, confirmed by research, that are safe for pregnant women to use under certain conditions, for example:
- Ginger ~ Morning sickness
- Nettle ~ Iron Deficient Anaemia
- Echinacea Root ~ Common Colds
- Red Raspberry Leaf ~ Uterine Tonic
There are multitudes of benefits from drinking herbal infusions, throughout pregnancy and whist breastfeeding as they provide nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and iron. It can also be a great way of maintaining self-care and connection as well as staying hydrated.
Nutritive teas that are known to be safe and can be consumed in moderate amounts regularly include:
- Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
- Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
- Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)
- Rose hips (Rosa spp.)
Partus preparators are herbs sometimes used during the last trimester of pregnancy to tone and prepare the uterus for labour. They have historically been used to facilitate a rapid and easy delivery.
Our Mother Nature tea blend contains Raspberry Leaf which one of the most common uterine tonics. It can also be consumed after labour to help the uterus return back to its normal size, shape and elasticity and is a galactagogue assisting to increase and enrich milk supply after birth.
Most mothers are capable of making bountiful milk on their own without the help of herbs but if you have low milk supply, galactagogue teas may be helpful.
Many herbs have been successfully used for centuries to stimulate milk production and to enhance and enrich the milk supply once started:
- Goats Rue
- Raspberry Leaf
- Star Anise
Our Mother Nurture tea blend has been formulated specifically to support breastfeeding and contains a number of these nourishing herbs.
Our Pregnancy Tea Blends
Mother Nature Tea (Raspberry Leaf)
Ingredients include: Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Shatavari Root, Rose Petals.
Mother Nurture Tea (Breastfeeding Tea)
Ingredients include: Goats Rue Leaf, Fennel Seeds, Star Anise Fruit, Withania Root, Lemon Balm Leaf, Cinnamon Bark.SHOP PREGNANCY BLENDS