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If you have just found out that you are now drinking your warm tea for two then I am sure you have realized that you will be wanting to switch up your tea drinking habits. If you have not realized that then I am sad to have to tell you that you will be taking a bit of a tea hiatus, but don’t worry as there are some great other drinks that can fill your void. The first drink that we generally see expecting mothers switch to during pregnancy is Rooibos.

Rooibos during pregnancy

Rooibos and pregnancy have gone together for a long time as many women in South Africa have been drinking this herbal mix since it was first found to brew up a great of tea alternative. Rooibos is from Africa and has been enjoyed by expectant mothers for a very long time. It is very important to remember that what might work for others might not be right for you and your baby so if there are ever any thoughts about which drinks you can have during pregnancy please consult with your midwife or doctor for clarification.

rooibos brew

There are many additional health benefits of rooibos that you can continue to enjoy even post pregnancy. While nursing it has been noted that drinking a lighter brew than tea will result in less tannins being introduced to your body. Some feel that tannins can create issues with iron absorption, so if you are looking to fix this issue just try switching away from tea and see if rooibos or other lighter mixes help out.


Hopefully this has helped out to let you know what teas to drink while pregnant , as the ritual of drinking tea does not have to change other than what is put in your cup. Rooibos is a great drink with lots of health benefits so try it out, and see if it works for you. If you love it, that is great as it makes a nice addition to your tea collection. If not, do not worry as there are lots of other mixes you can enjoy while you are waiting for your bundle of joy to visit!

Here are some of our favorite drinks for mother to be, as well as our entire listing of rooibos mixes: or these two personal favorites: