38 Weeks, and Staying Patient (Pregnancy Iced Tea)

Pregnancy iced tea:

  • Heat 4 cups of water.
  • Throw in 3 bags of Red Raspberry Leaf tea.
  • Throw in 1 bag of other tea (I did peppermint, then green chai, and tonight’s is green tea + some lemon slices) for variety
  • Dump in 3 packets of Truvia
  • Let steep several minutes.
  • Remove tea bags, and pour tea into a pitcher.
  • Add plenty of ice.
  • Put in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy the next day, over ice. Delicious, refreshing tea.

My midwife told me to drink 3 cups of Red Raspberry Leaf tea a day to “tone the uterus.” I don’t know if that works or not, but the iced tea has been very refreshing and has been nice to drink throughout the day — always a good idea to stay hydrated anyway! And if it makes contractions more efficient and labor faster, that would be a nice bonus!

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