Some benefits of the raspberry leaf, if consumed regularly during pregnancy include:
*easing morning sickness*
*prevention of bleeding gums ( a common side-effect of pregnancy)*
*relaxing and soothing of the uterine muscles before, during and after labour*
*providing a source of iron, calcium, maganese, B1 and B3 to the body*
Midwives (and some open-minded/well-rounded Doctors) often suggest consuming strong doses of raspberry leaf tea, supplements or tonics from 32 weeks onward to prepare the uterus for labour.
And so, 2-3 times a day I am sipping the most lovely, fragrant and mildly sweet tea.
For more information about this natural herb and it's positive effects on women see here.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend and Brad of course says a big thank you to everyone for sending him you birthday good tidings.
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