Pregnancy comes with many lifestyle changes, including a (seemingly endless) list of dietary suggestions for keeping Mum and baby healthy.
In a lot of cases women give up some of their favourite foods such as; sushi, egg-based dressings and soft cheeses.
Having the familiar enjoyment of your morning or evening cup of tea can keep you grounded, but what are the pros and cons? Here’s 5 things you need to know about tea during pregnancy and postpartum.
- Hit your hydration goals
While you’re pregnant and breastfeeding you’re drinking for 2 and need more water than the average person. Water helps produce amniotic fluid, carries nutrients to baby and supports your bodies energy levels. Tea is a yummy alternative for keeping you hydrated when you’re tired of water and need a hint of flavour.
- Freeze it
One of the most underrated benefits of tea is that it’s able to be frozen and made into homemade popsicles. They’re a great way to keep liquids down during pregnancy nausea or cool you down during the fourth trimester when breastfeeding hormones and hot flushes are in full force.
- Beneficial blends
Many midwives and professionals believe herbal teas can aid pregnancy issues, the most discussed being preparing your body for a faster labour. Our New Mother’s range uses roots, berries, flowers, seeds and leaves with properties believed to settle upset stomach, increase breast milk production and support restless, colicky babies.
- Sip Safely
Just because a food is from nature does not mean it is recommended during pregnancy or postpartum. Studies and research on the effect of herbal remedies on babies is inconclusive and there’s many different opinions on its efficacy. It’s important to find resources you trust and always read the ingredients list. If you have any questions or concerns about your personal situation, please consult with a trusted health professional.
- Flip through the flavours
During different times of your life you require different nutrients so it’s best to have multiple sources of nutrition. Don’t limit yourself to the same flavour of tea for your entire pregnancy; it’s a small way to keep your tastebuds interested and avoid over-exposure of a single substance to your baby.
If you’re looking to add tea to your pregnancy or postpartum routine we have 3 new organic blends designed around common complaints that have been deemed safe, in small doses, and taste delicious too.