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Ginger Tea

Drinking ginger tea while pregnant helps to ease nausea (goodbye morning sickness!), aids the digestion process, and relieves stomach issues.

Ginger is a warming digestive herb, a circulatory stimulant, anti-nausea, and a great source of zinc.

Nettle Tea 

Nettle leaf tea is described by Nicole as being a brilliant nutritive tea to sip whilst pregnant, especially as you near the end of your pregnancy.

It provides high levels of water-soluble iron, magnesium, and calcium.

Stick to one or two cups a day, or drink in a blend with other herbs.

Raspberry Leaf Tea 

Raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy prepares the uterus for labour due to its rich mineral content. 

It also helps to prevent post-partum haemorrhage due to its gentle astringent effect.

Raspberry leaf tea was traditionally used in late pregnancy to prepare for birth and breastfeeding.

Raspberry leaf is also a galactagogue, so it supports breast milk production, this herb is also high in calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Raspberry leaf tea is safe to drink from the second trimester onwards.

Dandelion Leaf Tea 

Dandelion leaf tea is a wonderful support in late pregnancy when fluid retention is an issue.

Dandelion leaf tea is high in potassium and has a gentle but effective diuretic effect.

It’s also considered to be a kidney tonic and gentle digestive and is alkalizing.

Adding a dandelion leaf to another tea such as spearmint or chamomile, as it has a slightly bitter, grassy taste.

Spearmint & Peppermint Tea 

Spearmint and peppermint tea during pregnancy is great for relaxing your stomach muscles.

They’re great to help settle an upset stomach. These mint teas also help with nausea and vomiting, which is common in early pregnancy.

Spearmint is preferred to peppermint tea as it doesn’t increase reflux (as peppermint can).

Both are pregnancy safe teas and are fine alone or in blends.

Rooibos Tea 

Rooibos tea is highly recommended in pregnancy!

Nicole thinks this is the best tea for pregnancy and switches most of her die-hard tea drinkers to rooibos during their pregnancies.

Of all the herbal teas, its taste is most similar to traditional black tea.

Rooibos is caffeine-free, contains calcium, magnesium, and loads of antioxidants.

It also has positive effects on digestion and can ease colic and reflux.

Unlike black tea, rooibos is not high in tannins, which reduce nutrient absorption.

Children can also drink rooibos.

It’s lovely with milk of your choice and a little honey.

Rooibos is also a great base for caffeine-free chai or iced tea.

Green Tea Matcha

Green Tea Matcha is the healthiest beverage on earth. It is chock-full of antioxidants which are extremely healthy for you and your soon-to-be-born bundle of joy.

It's mostly fine to drink Green Tea Matcha whilst pregnant, however the recommendation is to enjoy just 1-2 servings per day.

Matcha releases caffeine into your bloodstream much slower than coffee does, however we always err on the side of safety. It's not always simple to take into account the other foods and beverages containing caffeine that you might eat and drink during the same day.

Other Safe Pregnancy Teas

  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Morning Green Moringa Blend
  • Green Tea Sencha

 TEAS SAFE WHILE BREASTFEEDING

  • White Tea
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Dandelion Tea
  • Rose Hips  Tea
  • Fruit Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Fennel Tea
  • Raspberry Leaf tea
  • Peppermint Leaf Tea
  • Melissa Tea
  • Citrus Tea

Teas To Avoid During Pregnancy:

  • Black, e.g. English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Ceylon (due to caffeine content)
  • Green/Matcha
  • Oolong
  • Lichee
  • Lapsang Souchong
  • Hong Mao
  • Golden Monkey black
  • Quinshola Clonal
  • Nilgiris

Green Tea 

Wondering why it’s probably not a good idea to drink green tea during pregnancy?

Green tea contains high amounts of caffeine and is said to reduce folate absorption.

If you’re a green tea lover, consider limiting yourself to maximum one cup a day, or try sourcing a caffeine-free green tea.

There is still some discussion concerning how safe green tea is for pregnant women.

Chai Tea 

Chai tea contains caffeine, but 1-2 cups per week are okay.

You can purchase dandelion chai at organic shops and healthy cafes, which is caffeine-free and great for your liver.

Teas and Herbs to avoid during pregnancy due to their risk of side effects:

  • St John’s Wort
  • Don Quai
  • Ginseng
  • Yarrow
  • Pennyroyal (known to cause miscarriage)
  • Ephedra
  • Liquorice Root

Stay clear of Rosemary, Oregano and Marjoram in large amounts.

Otherwise, stick to the pregnancy safe tea list and feel free to sip away.

Please speak to your Obstetrician-Gynaecologists if you have any concerns about which teas are safe to drink during pregnancy.

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