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DIY: Basic Pregnancy Tea

Sarena-Rae Santos October 7, 2022

Recipe by Kate Tietje, and Sarena-Rae Santos is a contributing writer. 

Pregnancy tea has been a must for many women. Pregnancy is miraculous, but it seems like the body’s physical needs are changing constantly. Everything, from building a birth team to planning aftercare, sleep, exercise, and what you eat, is crucial. That’s why many women count on pregnancy tea. 

You will undoubtedly save a lot of money and have fresher tea if you buy herbs in bulk and make your own tea. So, let’s get down to business: what basic herbs do you need to build the perfect pregnancy tea? 

Basic Pregnancy Tea

Always remember NORA: Nettle, oatstraw, raspberry leaf, and alfalfa. These four herbs should always be your pregnancy tea’s base. 

Nettle is an anti-inflammatory full of vitamins and minerals (1,2).

Oatstraw is rich in iron, manganese, and zinc (3).

Raspberry leaf tones the uterus without forcing contractions (4).

Alfalfa is rich in many vitamins and minerals (5).

Of course, these four herbs are your tea’s base. As I said, a pregnant body’s needs are always changing. Five additional herbs that can be used to ensure your pregnancy tea is exactly what you need are:

  • Catnip is a mild sedative that helps ease gastrointestinal distress (6).
  • Ginger promotes gastrointestinal health and is beneficial for gut health (8,9).
  • Lemon peel has soothing effects on the digestive system (10).
  • Spearmint helps balance hormones and relieve digestive upsets (11,12).

Of course, you can buy something like Earthley’s Pregnancy Tea, formulated to support pregnant mothers nutritionally and soothe upset stomachs due to morning sickness. A nourishing brew very similar to the one I will share in just a second to support a healthy pregnancy!

Basic Pregnancy Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of red raspberry leaf
  • 1/4 cup of nettle
  • 1/8 cup of oatstraw
  • 1/8 cup of alfalfa
  • 2-4 tbsp. of catnip, dandelion, ginger, lemon peel, and/or spearmint

Directions: 

Step 1: Mix the ingredients in a bag or jar until well combined.

Step 2: When ready to brew the tea, scoop one teaspoon into a tea infuser and pour in one cup of boiling, filtered water.

Step 3: Add a small amount of honey or desired sweetener, and enjoy.

Of course, pregnancy tea can be purchased in the store, but they’re not customizable; you have no idea if the tea bags contain microplastics, and it can be outright expensive. If you Earthley’s purchase a store-bougWhat’sgnancy, be sure it’s organic or try Earthley’s Pregnancy Tea.

What’s your favorite herb to use in pregnancy tea?

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Sarena-Rae Santos is the founder of The Holistic Hipppie blog, dedicated to natural health and plant-based eating. Her journey to natural health began in 2019 when she swayed away from allopathic medicine after becoming wheelchair-bound due to the side effects of 20+ medications. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and dizziness due to nystagmus were the sources of her many health complications. Sarena's symptoms diminished after adopting a healthier lifestyle surrounding whole foods and herbs, leaving her a fantastic quality of life and a passion for educating people.
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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

I’m the author of Natural Remedies for Kids and the owner and lead herbalist at EarthleyI hope you’ll join me on the journey to a free and healthy life!

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