Trying to get pregnant? Whether you are thinking about conceiving or have already been trying to conceive these delightful drinks are for you! The following teas I recommend often to patients to increase chances of conception and maintain a healthy pregnancy. I love the use of teas during this time, because it is something easy to add to a woman’s daily routine. Let’s face it, we are all busy! Keeping up with healthcare recommendations can be tedious, and patients often fall off the wagon after a short period of time. Adding in a couple cups of tea a day is pretty easy and reasonable request. So fire up your tea kettle and start sipping!
Red Raspberry Leaf
Probably the most well known by women and one of the most recommended by midwives! Red raspberry leaf tea is your uterus’s BFF! This very yummy drink strengthens uterine walls and nourishes uterine blood. A strong uterus decreases chance of first trimester miscarriage and provides a nutrient rich environment for your baby to grow. Red raspberry leaf is packed with nutrients to help you conceive and sustain a healthy pregnancy; rich in iron, calcium, potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, and E. Drink before conception, to prepare for birth (contractions), as well as after birth (repair those walls) and your uterus will be a happy strong lady!
Never heard of nettle leaf? Not surprising, so allow me to introduce you to the herb that contains a high amount of chlorophyll. Nettle Leaf tea is essentially a kale salad in a cup! It provides folate, calcium and tons of vitamins, all necessary for pre and post natal women. Your body needs to be in tip top healthy shape in order to conceive and make it through nine months of being a human oven. Nettle leaf provides extra nourishment for your system that is necessary to conceive, grow, and birth a little human being.
I am o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with the benefits of oatstraw leaf tea. Let’s be real for a hot minute, the idea of conception, the process of conception, and pregnancy itself is super stressful! Oatstraw leaf helps to keep the autonomic nervous system calm and the endocrine system healthy. Both essential for conception and a healthy pregnancy! Oatstraw reduces inflammation in the body and works to keep cells relaxed. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, E, G, K, iron, folate, potassium, fiber and phosphorus. Have you been feeling stressed the f*ck out over all this baby stuff? Oatstraw leaf tea is for you then my dear.
Once conception occurs and you have a confirmed pregnancy test I always recommend asking your healthcare provider about any herbal tea consumptions. Never assume that these tasty little tea leaves are not potent AF!