Can Raspberry Leaf Tea Help Relieve Morning Sickness?

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1 Herbal Remedies For Pregnant Women

Pregnant women usually try to take care of themselves in the best way possible. For most pregnant women, that means taking a daily prenatal vitamin, getting enough exercise, making sure to get adequate prenatal care, and eating a healthy diet.

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However, some women want to go above and beyond the normal things that pregnant women do to improve their health. For those women, herbal treatments, supplements and remedies can sometimes be a very good option. One very popular herbal option is raspberry leaf tea.

2 What Is Raspberry Leaf Tea?

Red Raspberry Leaf is a herb that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is derived from the leaves of the red raspberry plant. You can use the leaves to make a tea that contains large amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, fragarine and Vitamin B complex. red raspberry leaf is used to treat flu, diarrhoea and acne.

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It is used to lower the blood sugar of diabetic women, regulate irregular menstrual cycles, decrease heavy periods and lower blood pressure. It can even ease nosebleeds for frequent sufferers, as well as lowering fever and providing relief for sore throats.  So what can it do for pregnancy?

3 Raspberry Leaf Tea in Pregnancy?

When used during pregnancy, raspberry leaf tea is known to ease morning sickness and promote better body circulation. It can also aid the mother’s immune system and assist with breast milk supply.

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Some experts even swear that by strengthening the uterine muscles and toning the pelvic floor, red raspberry tea can even help women to have an easier experience in labor. Many women swear that the tea also helps to ease the bleeding gums that are often associated with pregnancy. All in all, there are many great benefits associated with raspberry leaf tea that many pregnant women swear by.

4 How To Use

It is pretty simple to use raspberry leaf tea once you get the hang of it. First of all, if you are not a fan of fruit teas like the raspberry tea, you can buy the red raspberry leaf in tablet form. You should look for tablets that are 300-400mg each, and you should take two tablets at each meal, starting from week 32 of your pregnancy.

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If you choose to use the tea, you can get either tea bag or loose leaf form. Both work just the same. You should remember to drink one cup of tea per day during your first trimester, two cups of tea per day during your second trimester, and three to four cups per day during your third trimester. Keep in mind the fact that raspberry leaf tea is known to cause constipation, and pregnant women are already at risk of constipation.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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