Herbal Teas For Morning SicknessAnn E. Butenas
Pregnancy comes with ups and downs. For many women, the most disenchanting aspect of pregnancy is morning sickness. While there are dozens of medications available to treat general nausea, few are available for the pregnant women. It is because of this fact that many women turn to herbal remedies, in hopes of making the nausea go away. Carla Stange, a Certified Nurse Midwife in California, advises awareness about using herbal remedies. " Most pregnant women take great care to eat healthy foods, exercise and are especially careful not to take medications unless absolutely necessary. But with herbal remedies so easily obtainable many women might think, "what's the harm - herbs are natural, don't require a prescription and - they worked great for my friend."" She also advises that you discuss any herbs you are using with your doctor or midwife. Carla recommends Raspberry Leaf tea as a "pregnancy tonic."
"If you are pregnant grab a good book, put up your feet and enjoy a cup of healthy, soothing tea...Raspberry leaf tea is prepared by pouring 250 ml (1 cup) boiling water over 1-2 U.S. teaspoons (5-10 grams) of the herb and steeping for ten to fifteen minutes. Larger quantities can easily be made and refrigerated - but try to use it up within two to three days."
If you are having severe nausea, work with your doctor or midwife to arrive at a solution that is healthy for both you and your baby.
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