The moment a woman becomes pregnant, she begins looking at everything she puts into her body differently. While the health benefits of tea are widely known, we have to view normal habits through a different pregnant lens. When it comes to drinking tea during pregnancy – and every pregnant woman should, of course, consult with their physician about what’s best for them and their unborn child (or even while breastfeeding) – there are many teas that can be beneficial to pregnant women.
While pregnant women should closely monitor their caffeine intake, nearly all the teas we have listed below are caffeine-free, making them an even better choice for those pregnant ladies who are craving their daily cups of tea! As with anything, enjoy in moderation, especially while pregnant, and always consult with your doctor.
Ginger is one of pregnancy’s best friends! Well known for its anti-nausea properties, a cup of ginger tea can help ease morning sickness or that sudden aversion to whatever it is your co-worker brought for lunch. Try keeping one or more of these naturally caffeine-free ginger teas near you, and open tin in case of emergency! The ginger powder is especially great for adding to any of your favorite decaffeinated hot teas for an anti-nausea boost.
Since tummies can get upset a little more often than usual during pregnancy, peppermint tea can be another digestive aid for the mother-to-be. Like ginger teas, peppermint teas are widely used during pregnancy not only for their ability to soothe an upset stomach, but because herbal teas are totally caffeine-free. The only exception to that in our list below is the green tea, which contains caffeine, so consume only if your physician has indicated you can have caffeine in moderation.
- Peppermint Herbal
- Organic Peppermint
- Organic Green Tea With Organic Peppermint (caffeinated)
- Mint Verbena
Chamomile is like the lullaby of teas. Soothing, calming, and great before bed. Let’s face it, those nights before your baby is born may be the last chance you get for a full night’s sleep for a long, long time! So make the best of getting your zzz’s with a relaxing cup of chamomile.
- Chamomile Herbal / Egyptian Chamomile (same teas, different names)
- Yellow & Blue
- Death on the Nile (also contains ginger and peppermint)
Raspberry leaf teas during pregnancy are a popular notion, as it is thought that raspberry leaves may help shorten labor by toning uterine muscles and promoting more efficient contractions. Experts say that drinking red raspberry leaf teas during the latter part of pregnancy may be beneficial, but again, please consult your physician. We can’t even come close to promising that these herbal teas will make your labor shorter, but we can promise they’re delicious… and that’s worth something!
When it comes to tea drinking during pregnancy, rooibos tea has got it goin’ on. This naturally caffeine-free herb is well known for its beneficial properties, such as being rich in antioxidants. But for pregnant women, it also contains several minerals that are important for pregnancy, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium. It has calming properties that can help reduce stress and improve sleep. Finally, rooibos tea is full of flavonoids, compounds that have been shown to stimulate milk production in lactating moms. It’s a great alternative to caffeinated teas and is full of deep, rich flavors. And finally, for those die-hard fans of best-selling Hot Cinnamon Spice and Paris, they come in a rooibos blend, too!
- Organic Rooibos
- Organic Rooibos Chai
- Thai Rooibos
- Pumpkin Spice
- Herbal Hot Cinnamon Spice
- African Autumn
- Paris Herbal
- Holiday Herbal
We hope some of these teas bring you enjoyment and a little relief during those more difficult times of pregnancy. Congrats, enjoy, and remember, our little Harney tea bundles of joy are always delivered to your home with free shipping!