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I know this was asked in the beginning but now that we are in our third trimester what herbal teas are considered 'safe'? I love herbal teas but I have been so worried to drink any because there is so many conflicting reports about some herbs. Is anyone drinking tea that is supposed to help with delivery? What herbs are in it? I know red raspberry leaf is supposed to be great towards the end along with a few other ones.
DS #1 07/08
DS #2 9/10
chemical pregnancy 06/12
DD #1 06/13
Due 02/29 with DD #2
"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me?" ~Jeremiah 32:27~
I've just stuck with decaf black tea. I'm not huge on herbal tea, but I do occasionally like green tea and other kinds. I've heard different things about different teas so I just didn't take the chance. Hope you find some answers!
I, too, had heard really good things about drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea during pregnancy. That it won't induce labor, but strengthen and relax the uterus so it contracts more effectively and can help shorten labor time.
I drank RRL tea through my pregnancies and had very overdue babies. It's recommended to prep uterus for labor. Now black and blue cohosh WILL more than likely throw you into labor. That's what I did with my first two. It's kinda like natural pitocin.
I enjoy Green tea. Gives me energy. I'm assuming it's safe. Off to research that now..
I have never heard any contraindication for moderate amounts RRL tea in pregnancy, except in the case of allergies. It can cause contractions, but only in large amounts and in more concentrated form (such as in a tincture or extract). I drink NORA tea which is a blend of nettle, oat straw, raspberry leaf, and alfalfa; I have also added lemon balm for hypertension and stevia for a little sweetness (I do NOT like herbal teas). I drink a quart daily.
If you enjoy herbal teas it is a simple matter to research the herbs in the blend you enjoy to see if it is safe. The teas you buy at a grocery or health food store are not likely to be of medicinal strength or quality.
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many
Robert: 20 Raechel: 18 Daniel: 15 Joseph: 13 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 7 Lucy Marie: 5 John Anthony: 2 AND Baby due Dec. 2015
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