Are Pregnancy Teas Safe?
During pregnancy, it becomes even more important for women to be cautious about what they eat and drink. For instance, expectant mothers are often told they need to cut all caffeine from their diet – leading most women to say good-bye to coffee and tea throughout pregnancy (and beyond, if they choose to breastfeed).
Some teas are blended specifically for use during pregnancy
The general rule is that expectant mothers shouldn’t consume more than 200mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy. Many moms-to-be (myself included) avoid caffeine entirely – just to be safe.
But the good news is that many herbal teas are safe to use during pregnancy – and, in fact, many herbs can be helpful in combating things like morning sickness and sleeplessness.
Yes, “pregnancy tea” is a thing. For many years, women all over the world have reaped the benefits of nature’s herbs in order to deal with some of the discomforts of pregnancy.
In the past several years, it’s become even more common for women to seek out natural remedies to help them through pregnancy – and pregnancy teas are being blended for just those purposes.
Secrets of Tea has several teas blended to use during pregnancy, and beyond. Our No to Morning Sickness Tea uses all-natural Lemon verbena, Camomile, Peppermint, Lemon balm, and Lemon peel to help alleviate morning sickness symptoms; and our Healthy Nursing Tea blends Fennel seeds, Anise seeds, and Alfalfa to support milk production for breastfeeding mothers.
Secrets of Tea’s Pregnancy Teas are made from all-natural roots, berries, flowers, seeds, and leaves of a variety of plants not from actual tea plant leaves – they are naturally caffeine-free, and safe for use as recommended.
But if you’re still unsure about herbal teas, know that every mother here has drunk our teas during pregnancy and many still do. Our friends and families all enjoy our herbal teas, and worldwide our herbal teas are consumed without hesitation. But if you’re still wavering, reach out to your doula or medical practitioner for more guidance.
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