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Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers tea range

Rooibos Gestational Herbal Tea Blends

This caffeine free and certified organic range of herbal teas addresses the six most common discomforts affecting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
With the delicious base of caffeine free rooibos, mothers can now enjoy a tasty and healthy range of herbal teas that is specifically formulated to nurture them during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our superior export grade Rooibos is sourced from single farm and is caffeine free and certified organic by Lacon.

The Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers Tea Range targets: Gestational Diabetes, Gestational Fatigue, Lactation and Breastfeeding, Gestational Constipation, Gestational Insomnia and Gestational Nausea.

Six Common Gestational Ailments 

Gestational  Insomnia         
With so many physical and emotional changes happening, it's no surprise that 8 out of 10 women have insomnia and other sleep problems during pregnancy. Pregnancy is an exciting and physically demanding time, but physical symptoms (body aches, nausea, leg cramps, foetus movements and heart-¬≠burn), as well as emotional changes (depression, anxiety, worry) can interfere with sleep. In the NSF poll, 78% of women reported more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than at other times although some women have few sleep problems. Sleep related problems also become more prevalent as the pregnancy progresses. One recent study reported that changes in sleep occur in 13-20% of women in the first trimester and increase to 66-90% by the third trimester.

Gestational Diabetes
Approximately 7% of women that carry a pregnancy to term develop Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy. The incidence of Gestational Diabetes doubled from 1992 to 2004. No one understands why this has occurred except that the incidence of obesity increased tremendously during this same period of time. Type II diabetes has an incidence of developing between 15 to 60 percent 5 to 15 years after patients have had gestational diabetes. Sugars not controlled during pregnancy can lead to foetal abnormalities, foetal macrosomia (large foetus), hypoglycemia (low blood sugars), hyperbilirubinemia (elevated bilirubin) which can cause damaged to the infant's brain, and pulmonary (lung) immaturity. These problems are reduced tremendously when blood sugars are kept under control.

Gestational Fatigue
Most women experience constant fatigue during pregnancy. Feeling tired, sluggish and low on energy is perfectly normal during this time. Your body is taking extra strain because of the creation of a new life growing inside you. Fatigue most often occurs during the first trimester and the third trimester, in labour and postpartum. During the early stages of pregnancy, most women feel severe fatigue. This may be due to hormonal changes, in particular the rising levels of progesterone as well as symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Gestational Fatigue
Most women experience constant fatigue during pregnancy. Feeling tired, sluggish and low on energy is perfectly normal during this time. Your body is taking extra strain because of the creation of a new life growing inside you. Fatigue most often occurs during the first trimester and the third trimester, in labour and postpartum. During the early stages of pregnancy, most women feel severe fatigue. This may be due to hormonal changes, in particular the rising levels of progesterone as well as symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Gestational Constipation
Constipation is a common symptom during pregnancy. The majority of cases are simple constipation that occurs due to a combination of hormonal and mechanical factors affecting normal GI function. However, a number of women suffer from constipation prior to conception and find their symptoms worsen during pregnancy. Patients with simple constipation can usually be treated by explanation, reassurance and advice. Medications are best avoided.

Gestational Nausea
Nausea and vomiting symptoms affect 70% to 85% of pregnant women during early pregnancy. These symptoms can have a dramatic effect on a woman's family, social, and occupational functioning. Hence, nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a medical condition that should be taken seriously by health care professionals responsible for providing care to pregnant women. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is an obstetric syndrome that affects a majority of pregnant women, with symptoms that range from mildly unpleasant to disabling.1 Healthy women experience the symptoms and bear normal and healthy babies. The common term for nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy is "Morning Sickness," which is a misnomer. The uncomfortable symptoms can and do occur at all hours of the day, not just in the morning. NVP is certainly a more appropriate, descriptive, and objective term to use when discussing or referring to gestational nausea and vomiting.