Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by Avi Steen
If you’re on a journey to grow your own tiny human (or maybe just thinking about it), you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re spilling the tea – raspberry leaf tea, that is!
Trust me; this isn’t your grandma’s cup of herbal brew. We’re about to dive into five juicy fertility benefits that could make all the difference on your journey to a healthy pregnancy.
So, grab your mug, get comfy, and let’s chat about the incredible benefits of sipping on some good ol’ raspberry leaf tea.
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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Fertility Benefits
1. Uterus Toning
One of the main reasons I decided on raspberry leaf tea as my fertility tea of choice is its ability to tone the uterus.
This can be helpful for contractions, yes, but also during fertility to improve the uterine lining and strengthen the uterus for conception and implantation.
2. Healthy Periods
Due to the above benefits, this fertility tea can also help your menses. This benefit is for the ladies who struggle with unbearable cramping and heavy days. Toning the uterus and decreasing inflammation can assist with and improve symptoms.
3. Decrease Inflammation
Inflammation is the main cause of multiple diseases and conditions, specifically endometriosis and PCOS, in the fertility world. Incorporating this tea with the addition of anti-inflammatory foods can help heal your body for conception.
4. Full of Vitamins and Nutrients
As a herbal tea, it’s no surprise that raspberry leaf is full of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins C, A, and E, as well as calcium and potassium.
While these specific nutrients don’t directly help fertility, they can help your body become healthier for a successful pregnancy.
5. Improves Digestion
Raspberry tea has natural laxative properties and can help with digestion. Optimal digestion is important for fertility due to the correlation between our hormones and the digestive system.
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When should I drink red raspberry leaf tea for fertility?
You can start drinking raspberry leaf tea on the first day of your cycle leading up to ovulation. Because of its ability to tone and contract the uterus, you do not want to continue using the tea during the two-week wait as a precaution.
Herbal teas can be amazing for pregnant women but closer to birth in the third trimester.
Does raspberry leaf tea help with hormones?
Raspberry leaf tea has unique health benefits that all help with improved hormonal health, including improved digestion, decreased inflammation, and the number of nutrients available in the tea. It’s a great herbal remedy and uterine tonic for helping to balance hormones naturally.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea and Pregnancy
When pregnant with my first daughter, I drank raspberry leaf tea three times a week in week 34 of my pregnancy and saw the health benefits. In my second pregnancy, I drank 1-2 cups starting at around 35 weeks pregnant.
With my first baby, I went into labor at 38 weeks pregnant, and the labor was precipitous labor (less than 3 hours), so that’s why I decided to wait to start it with my 2nd pregnancy. My second baby came at 38 weeks as well, and I labored with mild contractions for 14 minutes.
Check out my labor and delivery vlogs for both babies on YouTube:
Fertility Tea Recipe
- 8oz hot water
- Raspberry Leaf Tea (this is the one I use)
- Honey (I love this brand)
- Wild Berry Zinger (optional- to help with taste)
Prepare 8 oz of hot water. Steep raspberry leaf tea bag in hot water for 7 minutes. Add wild berry zinger and steep another 3 minutes. Remove both tea bags, and add honey or other sweetener of choice. Drink and enjoy.
Drink 1 -2 teas per day.
Wrapping Up and My Experience with Raspberry Leaf Tea
Wrapping up, I can’t help but share my own journey with red raspberry leaf tea. You see, I’m currently expecting my third bundle of joy, and I’ve been sipping on this herbal remedy since my very first pregnancy.
I turned to it while trying to conceive my third child, too. It’s safe to say that raspberry leaf tea has become my go-to tea for all things motherhood.
The benefits extend far beyond fertility, though. It’s like a little helper for pregnancy and postpartum recovery that deserves a spot in every mama’s toolkit.
From easing those pregnancy discomforts in the third trimester to potentially smoothing the path to childbirth, this tea has been my secret weapon.
So, whether you’re on the fertility journey or well into your pregnancy, consider giving raspberry leaf tea a warm welcome into your daily routine. It’s a soothing sip of support for your body on this incredible ride.
Trust me; you won’t want to miss out on the benefits it can bring to your pregnancy and postpartum experience. Here’s to happy sipping and a beautiful journey ahead!
Octavia Steen is an NBDA certified fertility doula, health coach, certified fitness nutrition specialist, aspiring missionary with the COGIC, and owner of Mother Mindset. She helps future and current mamas become more consistent in faith + fitness and grow closer to God so they can create a healthier lifestyle from the inside out!