From early on in my pregnancies I consume a raspberry leaf tea mixture that I make myself. I believe this recipe (among other habits I’ve instilled) has helped my uterus be able to have as many children as I’ve had and still remain healthy.
When I make my teas I either use herbs I’ve grown myself or teas I purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs. Occasionally I’ll buy them on Amazon but I make sure the herbs are organic and have 4.5 star minimum ratings.
If you’d like to learn a little bit about raspberry leaf tea and its’ benefits you can read my blog post about it here.
I have two recipes I’m going to give you to choose from. I’ve made both, continue to drink both, but prefer recipe #2. These recipes can also be useful for those going through their monthly cycles as they strengthen your uterus so the monthly contractions won’t be as intense (that’s the raspberry leaf working for you!). Your uterus will basically accomplish more with less work.
Pregnancy Tea #1
1 part Oat Straw (greens)
1 part Nettles
1 part Alfalfa
1 part Raspberry
Pregnancy Tea #2
2 parts Raspberry
2 parts Oat Straw (greens)
2 parts Lemon Balm
2 parts Nettle
1 part Alfalfa
1 part Spearmint
1/2 part Rosehips
Every ingredient in these recipes have a purpose to them so, if possible, try to get as many of them as you can in your mixture. If you don’t have one that’s okay! Just get as many as you can.
To make your tea put a teaspoon into a bulk tea holder in your cup. Pour boiling water on it that has slightly cooled, cover, and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes. Drink up! You can sweeten it a little with honey, stevia, or xylitol if you like.
I usually make this by the quart the night before, let it sit out overnight and refrigerate it in the morning. I then drink it as iced tea throughout the day. I drink this early on in my pregnancies and all throughout.
If you are susceptible to miscarriages to should wait until your final trimester before starting to drink this tea. As with everything you consume during pregnancy talk with your care provider before starting to drink this.
Do you drink raspberry tea already? If you have a different recipe you like I’d love to have it and give it a try!