From the moment we see those lovely double lines on a positive pregnancy test, expecting mothers try their utmost to do everything right! From eating the right nutritious food, avoiding dangerous substances and beverages, reducing stress, practicing mild exercise (if encouraged by your doctor) and resting as much as possible – we want to safeguard ourselves (and our baby) from every aspect.
Most women, especially first-time mothers feel anxious in anticipation of labour. Whilst childbirth is one of the most amazing opportunities gifted to us women, the fear of difficult labour is enough to have us loose our sleep.
Born to Birth
Let’s face it, women can do anything they set their mind to. Nowadays women occupy high level roles in business, politics and in other spheres of life. They are not only capable but also relish in leading a fast-paced full life, and so it must be.
It is truly wonderful being a woman today, not only are we able to achieve beyond our wildest dreams, yet there is also a very humbling, primitive aspect that only us, females can experience, and that is the wonders of bearing children.
If we dig deep into our female being, we realise that there is nothing quite as natural to carrying and birthing a child. This is not only fascinating, but also entirely encouraging because when you find yourself on that labour bed, you realise that no matter how hard the moment is, your body seems to know what it is doing. This, coupled with experienced midwives and modern medicine, encourages us to face giving birth with courage!
Back to Nature
So, once we establish that giving birth is one of the most natural things a woman can do, this further draws us to nature, to help support the journey as we grow our baby, give birth to him/her and recover our strength.
Natural remedies in the form of nutritious foods and beverages such as teas, enable us to call upon nature’s help.
Raspberry Leaf Infusion – nature’s gift to expecting mothers
Raspberry leaf is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants and has been used for centuries to treat various ailments and support labour during pregnancy.
This infusion carries a particularly earthy taste, is bursting with vitamins B and C, as well as minerals that support muscle contractions such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and iron. Red raspberry leaves contain polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in your body and can help protect cells from damage.
According to studies, the leaves also contain small amounts of ellagic acids, which neutralizes carcinogens.
Overall Female Health
Since this infusion, is thought to support muscular contractions, research also supports the anecdotal evidence of women saying that the leaves help relieve premenstrual symptoms, such as cramping. The leaves also contain fragarine, which helps tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic area.
How Much to Take
We recommend asking your mid-wife and gynecologist before taking the tea.
Some moms prefer to wait until the third trimester, or even until 34 weeks to start drinking red raspberry leaf tea, whilst others do so as of the second trimester. Please consult your childbirth advisor.
A call to all Health-Conscious Mothers-to-be
We love mummies! You can collect a FREE sample of this tea, from Tettiera’s Facility opening hours in Mosta on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.30am to 1.30pm. Please call 99929376 beforehand.
Otherwise, Shop for it on www.tettiera.com and benefit from free delivery on orders above 15€ or visit Dical House.