This post is sponsored by Traditional Medicinals, an herbal tea company.
Talk too much about self-care and you can expect some eye-rolls. I know, I’ve gotten them. And yet, pregnancy is a time when a body can use some special attention. Things are shifting and growing and morphing on a daily basis and still it can be surprisingly easy to forget to honor those changes. Life marches on, of course. Pregnant or not, there’s work to do, and people to care for, and chores to check off the list. Despite the many very obvious signs that my body is doing exceptional work to grow another human, I still need little reminders to find time for extra comfort and attention to wellness.
In this pregnancy, I’ve added the very lovely Pregnancy Tea from Traditional Medicinals to my daily ritual. Recommended to drink three times, daily, I do my best to carve out those moments, even if it means doing something else at the same time (and it usually does). Note: Because each person’s pregnancy is different, pregnant folk should talk to their healthcare provider about the use of herbal products during pregnancy.
I brew a cup in the morning as I start my work day, another in the late-afternoon while I’m finishing up the day’s emails, and one more before bed. The tea is a special blend of herbs selected to help tone the uterus and support a healthy pregnancy.* It’s mild and delicious—a blend of organic raspberry leaf, strawberry leaf, stinging nettle, spearmint, bitter fennel fruit, rose hip, alfalfa leaf, and lemon verbena—something I’d be compelled to drink even without a uterus to whip into shape.
For other common pregnancy woes, Traditional Medicinals has other helpful teas for the brewing: Ginger to relieve nausea, Lemon Balm to relieve indigestion and to relax nerves, and Raspberry Leaf to help tone the uterus.* Traditional Medicinals teas are developed with the help of expert staff herbalists who use traditional techniques to blend herbal teas. The herbalists use high quality USDA-certified organic herbs and Fairwild-certified herbs harvested from their native environments. (You can learn more about all the Traditional Medicinals certifications right here.)
I’m a particular fan of the teas because they’re free of so-called natural flavors (a surprising rarity in the herbal tea world), they’re easy to find in most grocery stores, and because the packaging they use is made from 100% recycled materials and manufactured using 100% renewable energy. Those little tea bags? Compostable.
If you need me, I’ll be honoring my pregnancy and sipping my tea.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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