Consuming red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy is an age old tradition that has proven to be effective in inducing a smooth labor for quite a few women. It helps with heavy and painful periods, toning the uterus, and increasing milk production. In the third trimester, it is supposed to help ease labor and delivery because the uterus is toned and strong. Study found that women who took red raspberry leaf during pregnancy spent less time pushing during labor. Although it didn’t seem to affect the first stage of labor (the time from when contractions begin to when the cervix is fully dilated).
It is known for balancing hormones, hence it can naturally cope up with any hormonal imbalance during pregnancy. Post pregnancy it helps tightening the uterus and brings it to its normal size. It’s also high in magnesium, potassium, b-vitamins and iron plus. These vitamins and minerals are in a readily absorbable form, making Red Raspberry Leaf tea a wonderful, food-based supplement during preconception, pregnancy and beyond. It also helps with skin problems such as eczema and allergies as well as gingivitis and gum disease. Red raspberry leaf tea is also a great tool for women suffering from menstrual cramps and anyone with stomach issues. To get the full benefits of red raspberry leaf while pregnant drink 1-3 times daily throughout pregnancy.
Benefits of Use During Pregnancy
- Helps with morning sickness
- Makes contractions more productive
- Contains B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium
- Helps uterus return to normal size after delivery
- Improve strength of amniotic sac
- Increases milk production – postpartum
Red raspberry leaf tea promotes a good night’s rest and reduces swelling, leg cramps, and bleeding of the gums. During pregnancy, your body will undergo a lot of change. It can increase the free radicals in your body. Tea contains a good quantity of antioxidants that can keep these free radicals at bay and prevent DNA damage. If you are at risk of pre-term labor then it is most likely not advisable for you to use this tea. You want to keep the baby in not take something that helps get the baby out.
Doctors recommends drinking one cup of tea during the first trimester, two cups during the second trimester, and three or more cups after 36 weeks (but check with your doctor or midwife first. Grab your favorite mug and relax with a hot cup of tea. It will do wonders to soothe your spirit, as well as many pregnancy-related ailments you may be suffering from.