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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

My midwife started me on an herbal pregnancy tea with my second

 

Red Raspberry Leaf

Alfalfa Leaf

Comfery Leaf

Nettle Leaf

 

I have made some changes to her recipe. I'm out of some of the herbs now, but I plan to order them soon. The pregnancy tea I am drinking really seems to help me have more energy and keep my stomach settled (along with eating every two hours). When I have all the herbs I want it will have: 

 

 

Red Raspberry Leaf*

Alfalfa Leaf*

Comfery Leaf

Nettle Leaf

Red Clover Leaf*

Red Clover Flower*

Oat Straw*

 

*herbs I currently have

 

It is so tasty and my body is just craving it. I can easily go through two courts of an infusion a day! 

 

Do you drink a pregnancy tea? 

post #2 of 14
Just red raspberry leaf, drank it last time & bought a bunch today.
post #3 of 14

My midwife has me start the Red Raspberry Leaf tea in the third tri... first tri is chamomile (it helps with the nausea?) and second is nettle leaf (I dont know what it does. I just trust her judgement, she's been doing this almost 40 years.)

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Chamomile is defiantly an herb often used for nausea. Nettles (like most herbs in my list) is a nutritive herb. It has great vitamin and mineral content (so does Red Raspberry). Red Raspberry is best known for the way to tones the uterus. It doesn't cause pressure waves, but it does tone the muscle and relax the tension present in the uterus (which is why it is great for birth). I LOVE herbs =-)

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Ordered the herbs I was low on and the ones I was out of on Thursday! I cannot wait for them to get here! biggrinbounce.gif

post #6 of 14

Last time I ordered my pregnancy tea here: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Mamas-Red-Raspberry-Brew_Organic  and really should do it again.  

 

OT, Lactomom, do you know anything about hibiscus during pregnancy?  I had been drinking a lot of iced tea that includes hibiscus- until a few days ago when I read somewhere that it's not safe during pregnancy.  ?

post #7 of 14

Here is the link to the NORA tea recipe that we suggest to clients at our office (im an office manager/doula/placenta encapsulator at Riverside Midwifery)

 

http://riversidemidwifery.com/web_documents/nora_tea_.pdf

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by tolovemercy View Post

Last time I ordered my pregnancy tea here: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Mamas-Red-Raspberry-Brew_Organic  and really should do it again.  

 

OT, Lactomom, do you know anything about hibiscus during pregnancy?  I had been drinking a lot of iced tea that includes hibiscus- until a few days ago when I read somewhere that it's not safe during pregnancy.  ?



I know large amounts of Absorbic acid (lab made vitamin C) can bring on a late period (even cause miscarriage). I do know that hibiscus is very high in vitamin c (but the natural version). I'm not at home and so I don't have most of my references. I'll look into it. 

post #9 of 14
Lactomom, where do you order your herbs from?

I'm really interested in trying rrl tea/infusion this preg. I'm going to talk to my mw at my first appointment.
post #10 of 14

I'd love to drink an infusion this pregnancy but nobody seems to know which herbs are safe for clotting disorders.  Anyone know which ones are ok and which ones should be avoided?

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by smilingmama23 View Post

Lactomom, where do you order your herbs from?
I'm really interested in trying rrl tea/infusion this preg. I'm going to talk to my mw at my first appointment.


If I need small amounts I get them from my local health food store. If I need bulk amounts (like this order) I get then from http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by nicolemarie View Post

I'd love to drink an infusion this pregnancy but nobody seems to know which herbs are safe for clotting disorders.  Anyone know which ones are ok and which ones should be avoided?



I'm not sure. You would be best to talk to your midwife (if she has great herb knowledge) or see a natropath. 

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lactomom View Post

My midwife started me on an herbal pregnancy tea with my second

 

Red Raspberry Leaf

Alfalfa Leaf

Comfery Leaf

Nettle Leaf

 

I have made some changes to her recipe. I'm out of some of the herbs now, but I plan to order them soon. The pregnancy tea I am drinking really seems to help me have more energy and keep my stomach settled (along with eating every two hours). When I have all the herbs I want it will have: 

 

 

Red Raspberry Leaf*

Alfalfa Leaf*

Comfery Leaf

Nettle Leaf

Red Clover Leaf*

Red Clover Flower*

Oat Straw*

 

*herbs I currently have

 

It is so tasty and my body is just craving it. I can easily go through two courts of an infusion a day! 

 

Do you drink a pregnancy tea? 



I'm going to drop the red clover from the tea. I knew it was a great uterine tonic, but I did some more research on it. The phytoestroges are not good fore pregnancy. Still a great herb for TTC. 

post #14 of 14
Thanks! I have a few other things I need from MRH anyway!
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