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For thousands of years, most people have been practicing the ritual of drinking tea, and this is for a very good reason. Different teas contain polyphenols in order to protect your heart, nutrients to boost your immune system as well as antioxidants to help reduce the risk of getting cancer. When you’re pregnant, the benefits of this teas even gets better. A cup may ease the occurrence of morning sickness and even make for a short labor. Although most teas are safe for pregnancy, while some can be dangerous for pregnant women and they should be avoided.
Herbal teas are an ideal choice for keeping your body hydrated when women don’t want to take or drink plain water. Some of these teas provide women with vital pregnancy nutrients which includes iron, magnesium, and calcium.
The rooibos tea is an ideal tea to take during pregnancy due to its antioxidant properties contained in it as well as caffeine-free. The morning sickness can be gotten rid of and alleviated by other herbal teas, promote more effective contractions during label and also prevent insomnia. Most midwives believe that intake of the red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy changes the uterine muscles, which may aid in the effectiveness of contractions.
This is an herb that is recommended by different midwives and found in pregnancy teas. It is an amazing source of irons, vitamins, minerals, vitamin K, C, and A. nevertheless, you should also make sure that any nettle tea you take in or drink makes use of dried leaves and not the root. You should also avoid drinking too much tea mostly in the first trimester and this is because of its ability to stimulate the effect on the uterus. However, the tea is usually safe for the pregnancy all through the second as well as the third trimesters. You can also steep your own tea by adding a dried nettle leaf to a quart of boiling water.
Different herbal teas are not safe when you’re pregnant: these include teas with herbs such as blue cohosh, black cohosh, dong quai and many more. You should also try to avoid herbal laxatives, so you should use according to prescription. Taking some naturally occurring substance like the senna, cascara sagrade can lead to the change in electrolytes.
Without minding the type of tea you choose, you shouldn’t take much or overuse them. A study suggests that high intake of tea may interfere with the absorption of nutrient which is essential for preventing neural tubes defect such as spina bifida.
Generally speaking, moderate is the key when it comes to consumption of teas.