Alright, Mamas, you've been growing that apricot into a watermelon. You've been waddling around with achey, swollen feet. You've passed the "Aw, the baby's kicking!" phase, and you're ready to evict the tenant! Cheers, the third trimester.
Welcome to what I like to call "the bottom of the ninth." You're in the home stretch now, baby, and there's no slowing down. As you prepare for the touchdown (oh gosh, am I mixing my sports metaphors?), your physical health is important as ever.
Many expectant Mamas are surprised they can actually help prepare the uterus for childbirth. That's where we come in with a pregnancy safe tea to help prevent preterm labor.
To help moms prep for delivery day, The Spoiled Mama turned to the science behind Mother Nature's purest ingredients. Using whole, loose herbs, we created "Bottom of the Ninth Tea," a 100% organic pregnancy safe tea that helps strengthen and tone the growing uterus. The blend contains healing herbs full of vitamins, bioflavonoids, and calcium that have even been proven to help lower the chance of C-sections and forceps birth.
Organic Red Raspberry Leaf. Red raspberry leaf is the star of this organic pregnancy tea. Revered for its medicinal properties, red raspberry leaf has been used for centuries to help combat painful periods, gastrointestinal disorders, fever, diabetes and vitamin deficiency. For pregnant women, drinking an herbal tea made with red raspberry leaf can help ease morning sickness, prevent miscarriages and ease your labor and delivery. According to WebMD, the chemicals in red raspberry help relax blood vessels and may also cause muscles to contract or relax, such as the uterus. With a well-toned uterus, vaginal childbirth can become easier and much more efficient.
Organic Stinging Nettle Leaf. Nettle leaf is high in vitamins A, C, K, calcium, potassium and iron. It's a great all-around pregnancy tonic and has a stimulating effect on the uterus (which is why we strongly recommend Mamas drink this tea in their third trimester only).
Organic Oatstraw. Prepping your mind and spirit for childbirth is just as important as getting your body ready. Oatstraw, rich in calcium and magnesium, helps relieve anxiety and restlessness. Steeped into a soothing tea, oatstraw helps nervous expectant Mamas sleep and settle their minds.
Organic Chamomile Flower. In its dry form, the chamomile flower becomes a medicinal herb that's high in calcium and magnesium. Used in our herbal tea, chamomile will help pregnant women with restlessness.
Organic Rosehips. Rose hips are the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals and contain the seeds of the rose plant. When fresh, rose hips are an excellent source of Vitamin C and help boost the immune system. Many midwives consider these pretty red herbs one of the most effective organic sources of Vitamin C, which aids in iron and calcium absorption -- vital minerals for your baby's development.
Organic Alfalfa Leaf. Alfalfa leaf is packed with Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Many midwives advise drinking alfalfa tea during the last trimester of pregnancy to boost Vitamin K, which helps decrease postpartum bleeding and the chances of hemorrhaging. Alfalfa also increases breast milk, as alfalfa hay is fed daily to milking goats and other dairy animals.