Loose Leaf Tea during pregnancy and breastfeeding
We know how important this time in your life is and we are here for you to support you. While you are pregnant you can still drink loose leaf tea, unless your midwife will tell you otherwise.
The only tea you should be careful with is the loose leaf tea with caffeine and theanine. It doesn’t mean you can drink it but check with your midwife how much of this brewerage you can have per day.
Some loose leaf tea provides important pregnancy nutrients, including calcium, magnesium and iron. So you definitely should not quit drinking your favourite drink if you don’t have to.
Rooibos tea, in particular, is a good one to try because of its antioxidant properties; it’s also caffeine-free. Other herbal teas may help alleviate morning sickness (ginger and mint), prevent insomnia (chamomile) and promote more effective contractions during labor (red raspberry leaf). Many midwives believe that drinking red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy tones the uterine muscle, which may help make contractions more efficient.
Nettle leaf (also known as stinging nettles) is an herb commonly found in pregnancy teas and recommended by many herbalists and midwives. It’s a fabulous source of vitamins and minerals, including iron, vitamins A, C and K, and potassium.
Now we shed some light regarding drinking loose leaf tea during pregnancy go ahead and pick your favourite tea or try something new.