When you finally decided it is time to add a new member to your family, it can be very stressful at times, and getting pregnant can be a lot of work than we expected. When we start struggling with this journey of getting pregnant, the first thing we do is get in touch with Dr. Google. And we are sure you have come across a lot of information on fertility, this is including the use of fertility tea.
Read on and get to know what fertility tea is all about and what it can do for you in your journey of pregnancy.
What is fertility tea exactly?
Fertility tea has been considering to help promote or increase fertility and overall reproductive health. And for several centuries these types of tea have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to help boost the chances of pregnancy. Thus, this is a concept that has been around for several years; it is nothing new that you have just stumbled upon.
What makes these teas unique is the fact they are loaded with potent vitamins A and C, antioxidants and folic acid, which is all needed to provide you with that extra nutritional support. All this goodness the tea is loaded with help in promoting female hormone balance; at the same time, this aids in your reproductive system.
So what is the tea made of? It is all-natural, mixed with all the right herbs needed to boost your fertility. The good thing, this tea is available as a tea bag you pop in your mug or as loose leaf.
Typical fertility tea to try out
1. Raspberry leaf
This type of herb contains properties of phytol-progesterone, an essential component that helps in increasing the progesterone levels in your body. As a result, this helps in enhancing your fertility. But this is not all; the herb has been known to reduce inflammation and strengthen your uterine lining. And when you have a healthier uterus, it goes a long way in reducing your chances of a miscarriage in your first trimester.
2. Nettle Leaf Tea
This tea is made by infusing the leaves of the herb in a cup of hot water. Hot water deactivates the stinging qualities that are in the nettle. And once infused in hot water be prepared to take in the fresh earthy flavor, the only downside, it might be a little bitter to your liking. To make it bearable, you could either add a slice of lemon and some natural honey to mellow out the strong flavor.
3. Some green tea
We are all aware of the health benefits green tea can offer, and we are sure you have a few of these already in your pantry. This tea has shown to have the potential to drastically reduce the risk of having heart disease, help you lose some weight and could also aid in the treatment of cancer. How about fertility? Well, research on this is non-existence, but with the health benefits it offers, it could boost your health. And a healthy body is the right place for increasing your fertility.
3. Red clover
It is a common herb that has been used by midwives for centuries when trying to boost fertility in a woman, at the same time, this helps in improving the woman’s health. It’s famous because the herb is loaded with estrogen, which helps in enhancing fertility levels.
4. Peppermint leaf
It has been known for the delightful mint flavor it offers, well for the mint lovers. A cup of this hot tea will provide you with a clean and refreshing mouth feeling and just a little tingling taste that goes down so well on a cold morning. To enjoy this cup of tea you will need to steep the herbal tea leaves in hot water, then add some peppermint leaves, if you have a tea ball, add the leaves to this as it helps keep it contained. The steeping should take about 5 to 10 minutes, giving you that delightful flavor, and due to its pleasant taste, it is added to several fertility teas you will find in the market.
Drinking fertility tea is not a guarantee that it will help improve your fertility levels. There many factors that would need to be looked in. But it does not hurt to get healthy. Remember a healthy body keeps baby and mom to be healthy. You could also do the following to improve your chances.
Age can be a factor talk to your doctor
As women get older, this affects their eggs, that is the egg quality and quantity tend to decrease as time passes by. But this does not mean there is no chance of getting pregnant as you get older, talk to your doctor for further help.
Don’t stress about it
Stress plays a significant role in your overall health and also your chances of getting pregnant. The journey can be stressful but try and keep your mind busy. Try exercising or meditating. Remember a healthy mind means a healthy body and we are working towards having a healthy body to increase fertility.
Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
We are sure you have come across this advice as you embarked on this journey. Caffeine and alcohol have been found to reduce fertility levels in both men and women. Cutting back on this just for a few months till your angel arrives goes a long way.
If you are thinking of trying out the herbal teas to help in improving your levels of fertility, try and get the loose-leaf option. It gives you more freedom to experiment on the flavors you enjoy, and you could add in some herbs to enjoy maximum freshness. You also need to ensure the herbs are organically grown to prevent any problems that could be associated with the use of artificial fertilizers.