Hey I’m Nina the Founder of organic herbal tea company, Nurtur Tea. I’ve had two beautiful pregnancies and the most incredible births. In fact, my second was a magical home birth. My experiences are down to a few factors but feeling comfortable in my own skin and regularly drinking Nurtur’s herbal tea were huge components.
Tea is one of the healthiest beverages that pregnant and breastfeeding women can enjoy throughout their journey especially when the blend is caffeine-free like ours at Nurtur Tea.
So whether you’re drinking hot or iced here’s our top reasons why drinking tea is so beneficial during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
1. It can speed up labour and post-birth healing
Evidence shows that drinking a herbal blend of red raspberry leaf tea, like our delicious Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, may reduce complications and interventions in childbirth. The fragarine compound found in the leaves is also known to tighten and tone the walls of your uterus, which can speed up delivery.
Rich in immune-boosting nutrients, Raspberry Leaf provides B vitamins, iron, niacin, manganese, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A and astringent alkaloids. This is a tea that can bring so much nourishment and healing in the last stages of pregnancy and post-birth too.
2. Ease morning sickness and offer instant refreshment when breastfeeding
Being low on energy, feeling tired and sick is common in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Our Morning Lift blend will naturally help the common symptoms of nausea and settle an upset digestive system. It will importantly help you get some fluids in you when sometimes plain water makes you feel even worse (this was the case for Founder Nina with in her second pregnancy). You’ll also receive a natural energy boost that can help ease symptoms of morning sickness and help you get on with the rest of your day.
For anyone who has has breastfed knows it's thirsty work! This is down to the hormone oxytocin which is released when breastfeeding (the same hormone that is released in childbirth) and this can be make you really thirsty. It’s your body’s way of making sure that you are getting enough water to produce enough breastmilk for your bubba. We recommend our Nursing Tea hot, iced or even a fruit infusion in our unique Tea Tumbler to keep you hydrated.
3. Lullaby you to dreamland
I suffered from pregnancy insomnia in her second trimester onwards with her first, I remember waking up in the middle of the night and my mind was racing from one thought to the next. I effortlessly, an in-house naturopath and herbalist to formulate a tea blend that not only helps to lower stress levels and feelings of anxiety but also create good quality deep sleep.
Nurtur’s caffeine-free Sleep Tea contains antioxidants that binds certain receptors in your brain shown to promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia. Furthermore, blood sugar spikes and crashes can keep us up at night. The organic cinnamon ingredient contained in Nurtur Sleep Tea, keeps everything balanced and helps prevent those spikes from happening. Allowing for a better, uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Written by Nina Morgan
Founder of Nurtur Tea