What's Your Favorite Pregnancy Tea?
Curious what your naturopath recommends, and what he/she means by more complete teas.
I drink mostly RRL tea (when I remember).
Sometimes I'll add nettle tea (high in iron, but my iron is high anyway atm.)
Oatstraw tea (counteracts the effects of stress)
Chamomile tea (calming, plus I grew it and have lots ;) )
RRL tea and Nettle are the best for pregnancy from what I read. Most pregnancy teas include those 2 and maybe peppermint for flavor. I think peppermint has some health benefits too, but yeah. I have been making iced tea with nettle, RRL, and peppermint tea. Just throw a bunch of bags according to what I think would be good for a gallon of tea. Think it works out to be 3 bags RRL(gonna up it to like 6 or more), 4 bags peppermint, 8 bags nettle. Some use loose herbs to brew. I have yet to try that, though I'm sure it's easy enough. Just too lazy to figure it out.
If you want a name brand preggo tea, the yogi pregnancy tea is pretty good and not terribly expensive. The traditional medicinals one is good too, but pricier. I buy on amazon or vitacost usually. It's much better priced that way.
Edited by dayiscoming2006 - 3/5/13 at 5:32pm
Every night, my husband boils a gallon sized pot of water and adds a decent handful of RRL and a smaller amt of nettle. It steeps over night, he puts it in the fridge before he leaves for work in the morning and I drink all of it every day. It used to last me two days before I got pregnant, although thru the first tri, I couldn't drink on an empty stomach and I had a hard time eating for a while, so I didn't drink nearly as much each day.
Sometimes I'll add skullcap or chamomile or rosehips. Depending on my mood.
I use all loose herbs, bought at mountain rose herbs online.