Tea Wholesaling

Pregnant? Pregnant!


Almost everything has grown out of herbs, they say. This applies to the improvement of well-being as well as to getting pregnant, being pregnant and breastfeeding. Which herbal tea blend can have what effect can be read by every woman and every man here. Herbal tea blends have natural active ingredients. And this applies to every active ingredient: "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison." (Paracelsus, 1493 - 1541)


  1. General recommendations
  2. The 5 tea rules for mothers
  3. Tea alphabet
  4. Our experience

Tea can increase well-being and do the soul good. In general, this also applies to pregnant women. Especially during pregnancy, tea has a relaxing effect and can alleviate minor ailments such as digestive problems, a cold or problems falling asleep. In addition, the increased fluid requirement during pregnancy can be covered in a healthy way.

In winter, tea can bring cosy comfort and in summer it can be a welcome refreshment.

In winter, tea can bring cosy comfort and in summer it can be a welcome refreshment.

Many types of tea that everyone drinks in everyday life are not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Tea with caffeine, such as black tea or green tea and its subspecies, are not suitable for pregnant women because of their caffeine content.
As with any healthy diet, it depends on the variety. Eating spinach every day would not be healthy in the long run.  For all herbal tea blends, it is also advisable to drink only after consultation with a midwife or doctor.

The 5 tea rules for pregnant and breastfeeding women:

  1. Only enjoy tea in small quantities and moderately (2 - 3 cups per day).
  2. Pay attention to the list of ingredients, especially for herbal tea blends, look at the tea alphabet.
  3. Variety: Do not always drink the same tea, even if it tastes good, but always change tea types. Not just one kind of tea a day.
  4. Observe the recommended brewing temperature and brewing time. If the tea has brewed too long, do not drink it any more.
  5. Be careful when choosing your tea. There are different types of tea for pregnancy and lactation, look at the tea alphabet.

With the golden mean and variety, women are well advised. In general, it can be said that only two to three cups of one type of tea per day should be drunk during pregnancy. The best form of fluid intake is to drink a variety of teas and in between to drink normal tap water or mineral water.

Pregnant women should enjoy variety of tea.

Pregnant women should enjoy variety of tea.

In addition to these recommendations, a note should be made: Some teas and tea blends can be drunk before, during and after pregnancy.
Some teas are suitable for getting pregnant (e.g. for ovulation) and should not be drunk during the first weeks of pregnancy, but can be drunk again beginning with week 37.

In other words, a tea can only be good for certain times. A pregnancy and also the lactation period is a process that always has different requirements regarding the type of tea and the ingredients.

Fulfillment of the wish to have children always comes later

Nowadays, many women postpone their desire to have children until later. Education, studies, career, a solid partnership and a stable financial foundation are the demands and requirements on one's own parenthood.

The European average is that women become mothers for the first time at the age of 29.* The German average is about two years higher.** Fertility decreases from the age of 35 and pregnancy is considered a high-risk pregnancy.

Biologically, women between the ages of 19 and 26 are the most likely to become pregnant.*** The average age of mothers at first birth in Germany in 2017 was 31 years and two months.**

Biologically, women between the ages of 19 and 26 are the most likely to become pregnant.*** The average age of mothers at first birth in Germany in 2017 was 31 years and two months.**

While women have a 50% chance per cycle with a partner of the same age from 19 to 26 years, the probability is between 27 and 34 years at 40%. Between 35 and 39 years of age, the probability is only below 30%. Men don't get any better. From the end of their thirties fertility goes downhill.***

Nevertheless, the mothers are getting older and older, in the circle of acquaintances as well as prominent women who make it into the headlines again and again with late births.

* Eurostat
** destatis/Eurostat
*** Journal of Human Reproductive (Vol 17. No5., S.1399)

A child changes everything

A child changes everything

All parents know a child changes lives from the ground up. At the latest after the birth of a child, nothing is the same for the new parents as it was before. Therefore both the woman and the man should consider whether they want a child, whether the partnership is prepared for good and bad times and whether both can imagine to be a good mother or a good father.

When the time comes

Herbal tea blends for self infusion are the healthiest way to balance the increased the need for liquid. The ingredients of herbal tea blends must be taken into account. The best are of course 100% certified organic teas and products made in Germany.  The ingredients have been analysed and tested for any harmful substances. Pregnant women thus enjoy the greatest possible safety.

Tea alphabet

Pregnancy is sometimes accompanied by digestive problems. A cup of tea or a herbal tea blend with anise can provide good soothing. As I said, a cup.

In folk medicine, balm is valued for many qualities, e.g. against colds and fever. On the other hand, it is a relief for a nervous stomach. Balm also manages to unite apparent opposites: it relaxes and strengthens.

Black tea
All teas with caffeine are not recommended for pregnancy or lactation.

Already in the morning the proverbial morning sickness? Everyone here knows that chamomile tea can help. Chamomile calms the stomach and relieves heartburn and burping at the same time.

Tip against morning sickness:
Always prepare chamomile tea the evening before and place it next to the bed in a thermos flask. Drink chamomile tea in the morning after waking up, but before getting up. In small, slow sips. The stomach is neutralised and lined with chamomile before it starts to move when you get up.

Fennel is not an insider's tip on a restless stomach. The fine oils soothe the stomach and heartburn is alleviated. Many women say that the scent of fennel tea alone has a calming effect. And pregnant women in particular can smell extremely good and be sensitive to scents.

Fruit tea blends
Fruit tea blends can be a welcome change from herbal tea blends. Pregnant women should be careful to choose fruit tea blends that are gentle on the stomach. More acidic ingredients such as in the hibiscus, the rose hip or sometimes in apples can overload the stomach, which is already strained by pregnancy.

Ginger has become an indispensable ingredient in our kitchens. Ginger is supposed to strengthen the immune system as well as the general well-being. Ginger can also help against nausea, discomfort and have a laxative effect on constipation.

From about 6 g per day, ginger is supposed to promote labour. Please note the list of ingredients for tea blends on the packaging.

Green tea
Like all teas with caffeine, green tea is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.

Lavender soothes body and soul, they say. Smells good and has a relaxing effect. Tea with lavender helps you to calm down and to fall asleep better.

Probably the most popular tea among herbal teas and is known to be effective against nausea. Attention for pregnant women: In higher doses peppermint tea stimulates and can lead to general restlessness and premature contractions. More than two cups per day are not recommended! It is better to drink fruit tea blends afterwards.

Raspberry leaves
Raspberry leaves should not be added to the cup from the 37th week of pregnancy. Be careful with tea blends. Read the list of ingredients. It is midwife knowledge that raspberry leaves loosen the pelvic floor and cause the cervix to open more easily.
So only drink when the new earthling is to be born.
Some midwives also recommend raspberry leaves for ovulation and fertilization due to their ability to loosen the pelvic floor.

The all-round tea from Africa without caffeine, Rooibos can be drunk during the whole pregnancy period as well as the lactation period. Its qualities as a relaxation aid and as a stomach-soothing tea make it as popular as its anti-inflammatory effect. Rooibos is also said to be rich in minerals.

Especially recommended for the last weeks of pregnancy (from week 37). Verbena is known to produce milk and promotes labour. Verbena can also help with colds and nervous stomachs and should have an invigorating and calming effect.

These ingredients of teas and herbal tea blends should NOT be drunk during pregnancy:

  • St. John's wort and liquorice root can impair the growth of the baby as well as the well-being of the expectant mother.
  • Blackberry leaves, vervain, lady's mantle, raspberry leaves, cumin, passion flower, sage, yarrow and wormwood are said to promote labour. At the earliest take it from the 37th week of pregnancy, if this effect is desired.
  • Draining ingredients such as birch leaves, stinging nettle, lovage, corn beard, parsley and celery should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Sage is said to reduce and inhibit milk production during lactation.
  • All teas that contain caffeine.
  • For tea blends, check the list of ingredients. 

Our experience

Every woman and her body is individual. For this reason, different types of tea and their ingredients can have different effects. We do not want to make any promises about the effectiveness of teas and herbal teas that can be applied to every woman or couple, but would like to and can only refer to ingredients.
Some things are common property such as fennel, which promotes and calms the digestion.

alveus® employees made something besides tea: 77 children.

alveus® employees made something besides tea: 77 children.

38 employees of alveus® and their partners have 77 children. Not only, of course, because we drink a lot of tea. We also know that some couples do not have children despite years of medical help. From our point of view it would be irresponsible to make these hopes. A tea or tea blend is not a magic potion, but only an extract of natural plant parts that can help. If you want to use tea not only as a healthy thirst quencher and household remedy, please speak to a midwife, your family doctor or a gynaecologist beforehand.