The Best Teas to Drink While Pregnant
So you're adding to the world population! What role can tea play in smoothing things out?
The most solid advice about pregnancy and tea is to go for drinks that are essentially healthy for your body and mild in every other way. It is good to avoid drinking teas with effects that are too powerful – often this means strong stimulating or relaxing effects. The antioxidants (I know, we've mentioned these before, but everyone agrees they really are the healthiest thing about tea physically) in all good teas are useful, but high caffeine levels are contraindicated somewhat.
However, research has shown that caffeine under 200 milligrams a day is probably fine, so a cup or two of Tea Plays is not something you need worry about. The Brainstorming bonbon, however, contains Ginseng, which is well known for packing a sweet punch as a stimulant – best to avoid that one. When it comes to herbs, those plants that have a soothing or calming effect that can help with morning sickness or mood swings are useful for expectant moms: Good Morning contains Mint, which can help to calm the stomach, and Sweet Home contains Rose, which brings a warm and reassuring mood when it does its job well.
Moms: like many mothers-to-be, you might hit upon a flavor that you just adore for some reason, and start to crave. This could be a tea – as long as your mood is steadier for having drunk it, there's probably a good reason you wanted it. Tea in moderation can help you stay warm, calm, hydrated and healthy during your nine months.
Congratulations to you from the Tea Plays family!