Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

July 12, 2012

 herbal teas during pregnancy
 Many adherents of alternative medicine claim that some herbal teas during pregnancy - a great way to improve health, as herbal teas - an additional source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for normal pregnancy (eg, calcium, magnesium, iron). Nevertheless, not all herbal teas during pregnancy is safe, and some do not recommended to use - they might cause complications during pregnancy.

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

How are herbal teas from the usual tea

There are a variety of teas, differing in taste, color and nutrients.

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

Not herbal tea

  • The most popular type of tea - black tea, has many different varieties. Green tea has a slightly more refined taste, and oolong tea - a cross between green and black tea, semi-fermented tea
  • Not herbal tea made from the leaves of tea bushes
  • Do not herbal teas contain a certain amount of caffeine and antioxidants
  • The longer the fermentation process the tea leaves, the more caffeine content in the finished beverage
  • Duration tea brewing process, the size and type of the tea leaves will also affect the amount of caffeine in tea

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

Herbal tea

  • Herbal teas are made from roots, berries, flowers, seeds and leaves of a wide variety of plants
  • These herbal teas do not contain caffeine
  • Some herbal teas have medicinal properties and can be used to treat certain diseases
  • Which teas are safe during pregnancy

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

Do not herbal teas

Although black and green teas are considered - due to the content of antioxidants - healthy drinks, they contain caffeine consumption during pregnancy is recommended to limit. One cup of tea contains forty to fifty milligrams of caffeine, depending on the type of tea. Caffeine easily penetrates through the placenta to the baby, who is not able to digest the caffeine as easily as the body of an adult. It is therefore considered that the woman uses less caffeine during pregnancy, the better.

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

Herbal teas

The herbal teas do not have caffeine, so it would seem, you can use them without any worries, even during pregnancy. Nevertheless, it is a common misconception is not true: some plants used to prepare herbal teas, may have an adverse effect on the course of pregnancy and the health of the pregnant woman (for example, cause premature contractions of the uterus, uterine tone). It is best to use herbal teas to consult a doctor.

 Herbal teas during pregnancy - not all beverages are created equal

Useful properties of herbal teas during pregnancy

Raspberry Tea: The leaves of raspberry ordinary - a rich source of iron, and raspberry tea has a very beneficial effect on a woman's body during and after pregnancy - for example, in toxicosis eases nausea, relieves pain in childbirth, improves the health of the reproductive system. It is best to drink this tea in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

  • Mint tea

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   help relieve morning sickness induced toxicity, combat flatulence.

  • Tea with lemon balm

The tea has a calming effect, helps fight irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
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  • Ginger tea

This tea helps relieve nausea and vomiting.

  • Dandelion Tea

Excellent source of vitamin A, calcium and iron. The root and dandelion leaves have a beneficial effect on the liver and help prevent cholestasis of pregnancy.

  • Chamomile tea

It has anti-inflammatory properties (indispensable in inflammatory diseases of the joints or the urinary tract), contains calcium and magnesium, helps to fight sleep disorders Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams

  • Tea nettle

It contains many useful minerals and vitamins - including vitamins A, C, K, calcium, iron and potassium.

  • Tea from the hips

Excellent source of vitamin C, helps strengthen the immune system, weakened during pregnancy.

  • Tea from lyuterny

It contains a set of vitamins A, D, E, and K. It is especially useful in late pregnancy because it helps prevent postpartum haemorrhage.

  • Sorrel tea

It recommended for the treatment of anemia in pregnant women because of high iron content. It also contains vitamins A, C and calcium. It can be used also as a natural laxative.

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Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

May 17, 2009

 Twins - the phenomenon is not so rare, but three, four or more babies are born at the same time - this is a rarity. Many people say - a freak of nature. Despite the visual appeal (to give birth just two - it's great!) In such a lurking danger of pregnancy for both mother and child. Therefore, a woman with multiple pregnancies should punctually perform all the doctor's instructions.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

What is multiple pregnancy and its causes

Multiple pregnancy - a pregnancy occurring with the development of two or more fetuses. The most common are twins. Among the causes of multiple pregnancy recently took heredity: there are families in which the generations born double and triple.

Multiple pregnancy may occur during fertilization of two (three, and so on), and then the eggs develop fraternal twins. But sometimes a single fertilized egg develops two fruits - is identical twins, who have absolute similarity.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

Ovum and its structure

When multiple pregnancies every fertilized egg after the introduction of the mucous membrane of the uterine wall forms its shell, from which later forms the placenta from an independent network of blood vessels. Do identical twins If you have twins: Ten Smiles  If you have twins: Ten Smiles
   It may be a common shell (amnion) or separate envelope for each fetus.

The fact whether monozygotic twins and dizygotic judged by the results of the examination of the placenta (afterbirth). For dizygotic twins is characterized by contacting the individual or placenta, partition Mezhuyev sac (amnion) is they have four layers. For monozygotic twins shared a placenta is typical, and the partition consists of two layers.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

How is

Multiple pregnancy may proceed normally, but can often be complicated and miscarriage, premature birth and toxicosis. Even with uncomplicated pregnancy, a woman may appear fatigue, shortness of breath, frequent urination, constipation Constipation - Watch out for food  Constipation - Watch out for food
   - All this is due to a significant increase in the size of the uterus.

Developing fetuses are usually uniform, their difference in weight is small. But sometimes it may appear pronounced unevenness of development associated with the presence of anastomoses (bridge) between the vessels of the placenta of the fruit. With varying intensity cardiac blood supply to the fruit of one of them better, because that will be the fruit of a second behind in development and may even die. Sometimes the fruit in the form of the formless formation detected during labor (the so-called "paper" the fruit). When monozygotic twins, located in one amnion, perhaps the birth of children with developmental disabilities in the form accrete twins.

Location fetuses in the uterus during a multiple pregnancy may be different, but most often, both the fetus are in longitudinal position and cephalic (head down). There are other options.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?


Before the advent of ultrasonography (US) fetal diagnosis of multiple pregnancy in the early stages it was difficult to deliver. But at the moment this diagnosis is not difficult, as the US is already in 2, 5 weeks of pregnancy is clearly visible heartbeat of each fruit.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?


Births in multiple pregnancies usually done vaginally and often occur normally. After the disclosure of the cervix is ​​born first one fruit, then another.

But sometimes occur during childbirth and complications delayed rupture of membranes, uterine inertia forces due to distension of the uterus, hypoxia (insufficient oxygen supply to tissues) of the fetus, premature detachment of the placenta after the birth of the second fetus first, belated second rupture of membranes fetal bleeding.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

Help during labor in multiple pregnancies

For the regulation of uterine activity and labor analgesia used antispasmodics (drugs, relieves spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs, including the uterus).

The bag of water first fruits opened, carefully and slowly release the amniotic fluid. The period of the expulsion of the fetus first lead expectantly, trying to do everything in a natural way. But in the event of complications in the mother or fetus accelerate the process by using various techniques (eg, forceps).

During the birth of the second fetus and expectant tactics. After 10-20 minutes after the birth of the first fetus is usually opened the second bag of waters and give birth the natural flow and, if necessary, apply special obstetric techniques.

Born then followed carefully inspected to determine their integrity (left in the uterine cavity piece can bleed) and in order to determine their origin mono- or dizygotic.

 Multiple pregnancy - what dangers of gestation of twins?

Prevention of complications during a multiple pregnancy

Pregnant women with multiple pregnancy require careful monitoring in a women's clinic. At complicated pregnancy (for example, toxicity and risk of miscarriage), a woman should be directed to the department of pathology of pregnancy, maternity hospital for necessary treatment.

  Galina Romanenko

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