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Many new moms manage their caffeine when they are expecting and look to Blume for safe alternatives. Here is the low-down on which blends we recommend while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Please note that every pregnancy is different and you should always consult with your doctor first. We always recommend consulting your doctor or health care practitioner for your own specific set of needs.
So let’s get to it, here are our top three recommendations for mamas and why.
You can’t beet it!
Beets are chock full of folic acid that help the development of the fetus. Similar to cacao, they are rich in calcium, iron, and minerals that help support breastfeeding and encourage milk production. Pregnant women are more at risk to develop osteoporosis, so make sure you and your baby are getting all the benefits this superfood has to offer. Bonus! Our Beetroot blend contains ginger, the perfect relief for morning sickness, nausea and vomiting. This pink queen has it all and is our top choice for new mamas.
The gold standard
Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as the perfect anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich herb. Small amounts of this dried golden powder aide in digestion, reducing swelling and heartburn, common side effects of pregnancy. However while you are pregnant, medicinal levels of turmeric are not recommended (think straight curcumin supplements). This makes our original Turmeric blend a healthy option, when consumed in moderation.
Need a gentle caffeine kick?
Matcha is your green goddess go-to! Containing roughly 25mg of caffeine per serving, sipping this matcha blend while pregnant or breastfeeding will keep you well below the recommended 200mg daily caffeine intake. Beyond enhancing alertness without the jitters, Matcha is rich in protein, folate, vitamin C, and strengthens your immune system. Every superfood has a sidekick, which is why we added Moringa to our Matcha Coconut blend. A powerhouse of vitamins ideal for pregnancy or breastfeeding that encourages milk production and regulates blood sugar levels.
Everything's coming up Roses!
Mama's rejoice! Our new Rose London Fog Blend is a soothing pregnancy or postpartum treat to get you feeling balanced from within. Calm your mood and destress, fight inflammation, avoid caffeine + sugar, and add to your already glowing skin. Rich in Vitamins A and E, rose naturally hydrates and tightens the skin, and the presence of Vitamin C in rose petals and rosehips help promote collagen production + boost your immune system all at once. Vitamin C also helps with calcium and iron absorption! Roses are anti inflammatory, so this blend is a great go-to if you're feeling bloated, nauseous or have a pregnancy headache. And if you can't kick that pesky fluctuating mood, try Rose London Fog! The uplifting aromatics encourage calm, relieve stress and tension, and promote a restful sleep. Sipping on the soothing blend works just as well!
Everyone’s different, right? Listening to your body is number one when it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Always consult your health care practitioner if you are ever unsure!
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