I’m giving awards to my favorite pregnancy products. My first award goes to Howling Wolf Herbs Energy Herbal Tea for Pregnancy (red raspberry leaf tea).
Since June of 2010, I have attended approximately 45 or so births (I’ve kinda lost count, so I’m not exactly sure anymore). Around 30 of those being at the birth center where I work as an assistant to the Nurse Midwives. As a Birth Assistant, directly after the birth of the baby, I massage mom’s uterus (a woman’s uterus should feel like a ruby-red grapefruit after giving birth) and I observe of the amount of postpartum bleeding she has (I know glamorous, right?).
I have noticed a pattern, without fail, the moms that drink plenty of red raspberry leaf tea throughout their third trimester have a very small amount of blood loss in comparison to those who don’t drink it. I mean, scant. Barely there. Did you really just have a baby 30 minutes ago? Aren’t you supposed to be bleeding?
Red raspberry leaf tea is what I would call a uterine tonic, it has been known to strengthen the muscles of the pelvis and uterus helping them contract more efficiently during labor. In addition, and the real reason I’m writing about this is, red raspberry tea leaf can promote better blood circulation, which is useful in preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Isn’t that a nice bonus? It can also reduce the total amount of time a woman experiences postpartum bleeding, which typically last between 4-8 weeks. (UGH!)
The reason I like Howling Wolf’s Tea is that it tastes GOOD, I mean so good. Plus, the quality of the tea is excellent and the price fair. Currently, I’m drinking about 25 ounces a day. I make a large batch about once a week and drink it cold – it’s so refreshing! If you are pregnant, and near your third trimester, I encourage you to start drinking Howling Wolf’s Energy Herbal Tea!