Pregnant? Be careful with Raspberry Leaf Tea! Benefits and side effects of Raspberry Leaf Tea
If you are pregnant, you were probably told to drink raspberry leaf tea. But are there really any benefits of raspberry leaf tea for pregnant women according to scientists and is it safe for them?
So, in this video, Nathalie Kaufmann, Pregnancy & Birth Consultant and TCM Therapist, and Mathias Ritter, Researcher and Science Geek, first explain the supposed benefits of raspberry leaf tea and why so many pregnant women drink raspberry leaf tea in the first place. Next, they discuss the results of scientific studies on the benefits or raspberry leaf tea for pregnant women. And they also go through a list of side effects of raspberry leaf tea for pregnant women that were reported in some scientific studies. On top of that, they also share with you the opinions of health authorities regarding raspberry leaf tea.
Next, they explain why many German obstetricians and midwives recommend refraining from raspberry leaf tea when you are pregnant. And they also discuss under which circumstances raspberry leaf tea can harm the perineal tissue and under which circumstances raspberry leaf tea can have a positive effect on the perineum, particularly during the pushing phase.
Finally, they share with you the exact the recommended dosage of raspberry leaf tea for pregnant women according to those obstetricians. And they also explain how to prepare raspberry leaf tea for pregnant women.
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