A Tea for Each Trimester: Herbal Tea Blends for Pregnancy


Consistency is good – and consistent variety even better!  When I began to create a blend to support the needs of a growing pregnant body, I created birthed three.  Triplets!  While each tea can be enjoyed at any time during your pregnancy, I crafted them to build upon each other and to address specific issues that tend to happen during different parts of pregnancy.  Budding pays special attention to building up nutrients in the body and relieving morning sickness.  Blooming brings in herbs that are especially strengthening and tonifying to the uterus, as well as calming herbs like Chamomile, to regulate and sustain energy levels.  Blossoming continues to tonify the uterus and also includes herbs to help bring milk and the development of colostrum.

Budding: First Trimester Tea Blend

Nettles Urtica dioica: Abundantly nutritive, Nettles also strengthen the body against environmental pollutants which is important during early pregnancy. Nettles contain vitamin B, C, E, K, beta-carotene, calcium, silica, and more, providing energy to support you throughout your pregnancy. They also improve circulation and tone muscles, tissues, arteries, and skin.

Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna: A gentle adaptogen. Strengthens the heart through its circulatory powers and also benefits the joint lining, collagen, and discs in the back – needed to support extra weight..

Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria: In an herbal from 1597 the scent of Meadowsweet was said to “mak[e] the heart merry and joyful and delighteth the senses.” Along with joy and delight, Meadowsweet also contains vitamin C, iron, and silica, easing the body of inflammation, heartburn, nausea, and general aches and pains.

Peppermint Mentha piperita: Clears the head, soothes muscle spasms, and relieves morning sickness. Also contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and B-complex vitamins.

Ginger Zingiber officinale: A classic remedy for morning sickness and tasty, too! Ginger is warming, uplifting, and protects against colds and the ‘flu.

Strawberry leaf Fragraria vesca: A pregnancy tonic, Strawberry leaf is cooling to the system, helps protect against miscarriage, and adds sweetness to the blend.

Blooming: Second Trimester Tea Blend

Raspberry leaf Rubus idaeus: Raspberry leaf is one of the best herbs for pregnancy because it strengthens and tonifies the uterus. With a high mineral content, Raspberry leaf is very nourishing and can help prevent false labor, miscarriage, labor pain, placental delivery, and the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Raspberry leaf also increases colostrum in the milk.

Oat Avena sativa: Nourishes hair, skin, and nails with its high silica content. Calming and nutritive, Oats also help to relieve insomnia.

Rose hips Rosa canina: Rich in flavonoids, Rose hips relieve night sweats, prevent UTIs, hypertension, hemorrhoids, and exhaustion. Also effective in treating and preventing stretch marks from inside out.

Alfalfa Medicago sativa: Aids in the body’s assimilation of nutrients. Contains vitamins C and K, folic acid, iron, manganese, zinc, digestive enzymes, and is very rich in chlorophyll.

Chamomile Matricaria recutita: Calming and sweet, Chamomile relaxes the nerves while restoring energy. Excellent digestive tonic, Chamomile also helps with morning sickness, insomnia, and headaches.

Blossoming: Third Trimester Tea Blend

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis: An herb that helps the mind, body, and spirit adapt to change. Lemon Balm relieves nervousness, improves concentration, and lightens the mood.

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare: Valuable herb in aiding milk production. Also improves digestion, assimilation of nutrients, and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

Partridgeberry Mitchella repens: An ingredient of the famous “Mother’s Cordial,” Partridgeberry tones and nourishes the uterus.

Raspberry leaf Rubus idaeus: Raspberry leaf is one of the best herbs for pregnancy because it strengthens and tonifies the uterus. With a high mineral content, Raspberry leaf is very nourishing and can help prevent false labor, miscarriage, labor pain, placental delivery, and the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Raspberry leaf also increases colostrum in the milk.

Alfalfa Medicago sativa: Aids in the body’s assimilation of nutrients. Contains vitamins C and K, folic acid, iron, manganese, zinc, digestive enzymes, and is very rich in chlorophyll.

Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum: Rich in antioxidants, Blueberries are also high in vitamin C, potassium, and pectin. They are antibacterial and antiviral, too.

To purchase our trio of daily pregnancy tea blends visit our S H O P.  Order all three together and receive 15% off!

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2 Comments

  1. Interesting. I also had triplets and remember taking some of these ingredients.

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  2. Okay so I’ve suddenly started craving strawberry leaf tea (never had it in my life) and of course I started up the ‘ol Google to see what’s behind the craving. Found your blog! Thank you for this article. 🙂

    Much Chi,

    Paulineeee

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