Collection: MOTHERHOOD & TEAS

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. Limit one or two cups a day, or drink in a blend with other safe blends.

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. Is high in potassium and has a gentle but effective diuretic effect.It is 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! This is the best tea for pregnancy and switching to this tea instead of coffee during pregnancies benefits the mother and baby. 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 makes for a delicious and healthy beverage 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.

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

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