Okay so it is officially week 18 of my pregnancy and I wanted to share something I am completely obsessed with right now. If you have followed my blog for any length of time you might have noticed my deep love of tea and so it obviously made sense that there had to be amazing pregnancy tea out there right? Well yes, the answer is yes and I'm going to share a few of my favorites with you today all from Euphoric Herbals.
My entire pregnancy so far has been plagued with horrible headaches and so its been nice finding a few products that not only help with the headaches but with all the other general aches and pains of pregnancy. Seriously being pregnant is hard enough it doesn't hurt to have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve for getting by. Oh and my headaches have been so bad they actually sent me to see a neurologist just to make sure everything was okay (think arms going numb, blinding light, basically hell type headaches). Everything is fine by the way... apparently my body just doesn't handle excessive amounts of estrogen well.
The first tea I want to tell you about is womb wellness. Initially I was a little nervous to try this tea because I have had a few pregnancy teas in the past and they tasted honestly disgusting, not the case here, didn't even have to add sweetener or anything to mask the health benefits. The ingredients are "red raspberry leaf, alfalfa, nettle, oat straw, dandelion, and lemon balm." Their website explains that this tea is good for pregnancy, postpartum, and even after a miscarriage and like exercise needs to be taken regularly for the most benefits.
I've been completely loving using it and there is something comforting about even doing something small in pregnancy to promote your own health and the health of your little one. Euphoric Herbal has a blog post HERE that shares more about the benefits of herbal teas for pregnancy if you want more information.
The next tea I want to tell you about might be my favorite, and a complete life saver for headaches because honestly if someone offers me Tylenol one more time I'm going to lose it. This tea is called Headache Releaf and is a combination of, "lavender, skullcap, passionflower, lemon balm, citrus peel, and a hint of peppermint." It says it can help ease tension and hormonal headaches which I am all too familiar with and I am only just reading this it can be served iced or hot which I have only tried it hot but am totally going to try it iced now!
Having migraines in pregnancy I cannot say that this tea has completely taken them away but it does take the edge off and for me personally has helped a lot. If you are experiencing migraines I would definitely recommend talking to your doctor as I can only share my own experience and what has worked for me. I am going to stock up on this tea though as it has become a staple for me through this trimester!
Lastly and very importantly still is the Vascular Toning tea. This tea is a combination of, "Nettle, Red Raspberry Leaf, White Oak Bark, Butchers Broom Root and Citrus Peel." I haven't honestly had any issues with varicose veins yet this pregnancy BUT I am certain it is still coming and really appreciate the benefits of this tea and due know this is a problem for a lot of moms so if you haven't checked it out yet you definitely should!
If you have any pregnancy remedies or tea suggestions (or questions) please leave them in the comments below!