Red raspberry leaf tea is a very well known tea for pregnant women. It is usually recommended for the last trimester, as a childbirth preparation, but can be drunk through the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Red raspberry leaf tea, also abbreviated to RRL tea, contains vitamins A, C, E, and B complex. It is also full of potassium, calcium, and iron and is a uterine toner. If you are pregnant in the summer, why not leave RRL tea to cool off in the fridge and drink it as an iced tea instead?
Nettle leaf tea isn't as well known as RRL tea, but according to herbalists it is just as useful. Like RRL tea, tea made with nettle leaves contains plenty of vitamins: A, C, D, and K. Calcium, potassium and sulfur are also found in nettle leaves. Vitamin K is especially beneficial for newborns, which is why it is recommended to drink nettle leaf tea in the final weeks of gestation. Nettle leaf tea also promotes good kidney function. Calcium is particularly important for fetal development. Milk and milk products are by no means the only sources of calcium. Also try dried fruits like dates, figs, prunes, and berries. Fresh parsley is another source of calcium, and it also contains vitamins A and C. These plant sources of calcium are excellent if you are pregnant and vegetarian.