Does Fertility Tea Really Work?

Does Fertility Tea Really Work?

Ever heard of fertility tea for women?

With tons of happy customer reviews raving about how fertility teas helped to conceive, it’s no wonder they’re so popular within the TTC community.

But, do they really work?

From the different types of tea (such as Pink Stork, raspberry, and chamomile) to how to make your own at home, we’ll cover all things fertilitea to make sure you’re clued up from the get-go.

In this article: 📝

  • Can fertility tea get you pregnant?
  • What are the different types of fertility tea?
  • What is the best tea for fertility?
  • When should I start drinking fertility tea?
  • How can I make fertility tea?
  • When should I stop taking fertility tea?

Can fertility tea get you pregnant?

A tricky question to answer…

Some evidence shows that certain types of fertility tea may have benefits and properties that promote better reproductive health…

And some may have benefits, such as relaxation, that could improve the overall experience of trying to conceive.

But there aren’t loads of scientific studies around them — word-of-mouth goes a long way here!

And a lot of studies are also conducted on animals, rather than humans.

So, in theory, some fertility teas may be able to help you get pregnant, but it could also be other contributing factors, too. 🤷‍♀️

Want to try them out, anyway?

Let’s go through the best types of fertility teas and spill the beans on which one our favorite is. 👇

What are the different types of fertility tea?

Who knew herbal teas could be so powerful in the fertility space?! 🧘‍♀️

We’ve put together a list of the most popular fertility teas for you to read up on, and decide which is the best brew for you. ☕

1. Raspberry tea 🍓

One of the more popular flavors, red raspberry tea has a high calcium content, which can soothe the uterus, providing a strong uterine lining, when you’re trying for a baby.

It’s known as a ‘uterine tonic’, and has been used for the last two centuries in the US as a popular pregnancy tea.

Its role is to increase blood flow to the uterus and aid the uterine muscles and, historically, it’s been used for the prevention of miscarriages.

Anecdotal evidence also shows raspberry tea is regarded as a fertility tea, too.

Look out for buying raspberry leaf tea, rather than just raspberry-flavored tea, as you’ll want to reap all the full benefits.

If you do decide to drink red raspberry leaf tea to enhance your fertility, it might be worth limiting your intake once you’re pregnant.

The main reason for this is because this type of tea has been associated with the induction of labor, and could increase your chances of experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions.

2. Chamomile tea 💤

So, we know about drinking it before bed, but does chamomile tea contain benefits for fertility?

There isn’t much scientific research out there to say so…

But, with its known benefits of relaxation and promoting sleep, reducing cortisol in the body, the less stress the better for anyone who’s TTC!

It’s been linked to helping with labor, too.

After taking chamomile extract, expectant mothers saw labor symptoms appear, and had less labor pain and a shorter contraction duration than the control group.

Also, it’s had promising studies in animals on improving PCOS!

It’s important to note that once you are pregnant, you should also limit your intake of this tea, too.

Although it can aid in relaxation, which is important for mama’s-to-be, it contains a high level of anti-inflammatory agents which could be dangerous during pregnancy if consumed in high amounts.

The tea has also been linked to early labor and preterm birth, so make sure you check with your healthcare provider once you are pregnant.

3. Pink stork fertility tea 💓

A popular tea amongst the TTC community, you can choose between a sweetened or unsweetened version, complemented by a minty flavor. 🍃

Served either hot or cold, many mama’s-to-be swearrr by this type of fertility tea in Pink Stork tea reviews.

It’s said to help support woman’s natural fertility, menstrual cycle regularity, and hormonal health, as well as overall women’s wellness.

It contains other popular ingredients associated with boosting fertility, like peppermint, red raspberry leaf, organic stinging nettle, and more.

Definitely a top contender on our list! 📝

Also, friendly reminder that once you do become pregnant, it’s not recommended to keep drinking this tea.

4. Green tea 🍵

Ah, green tea…

The herbal antidote to many of life’s ailments.

Want to burn fat? Have some green tea (plus exercising, of course!).

Improve your oral health? Pass the green tea!

Boost fertility? You guessed it — enter the powerhouse, green tea.

With some studies showing it could improve reproductive health (including improved egg viability and reducing stress levels), it’s a popular choice for the TTC community.

And green tea could have other benefits — regular consumption of green tea is also linked with a decreased risk of ovarian cancer.

But there can be too much of a good thing.

This study (admittedly on fruit flies) found that high doses of green tea polyphenols were linked to “delayed development, reduced offspring sizes, and impaired reproduction”.

So by all means, pour the green tea, but check with your doc how much you should be drinking.

🍵 Read more: Can I Drink Green Tea While Pregnant?

5. Nettle leaf tea 🌿

Organic stinging nettle extract — you wouldn’t necessarily expect something so, well, stingy, to provide you with so many benefits.

As well as fertility boosting, nettle tea has anti-inflammatory properties, relieves muscle aches, and can even have the ability to prevent some cardiovascular diseases. 🫀

Again, as soon as you get pregnant, make sure that you’re limiting your cups of nettle leaf tea, as it could potentially stimulate your uterus to contract.

So, grab yourself a cup of nettle leaf tea while you’re TTC to reap the benefits. ☕

6. Spearmint tea 🍃

Now, this is an interesting one…

Anecdotal evidence suggests spearmint could help with fertility.

It supposedly raises your LH and FSH hormones, which are the bosses in charge of your ovulation.

But, one study finds that it actually has an adverse effect on male fertility, if consumed in high levels…

Despite this, though, spearmint is thought to be helpful for women who have PCOS, as well as many other benefits, including digestive health, hormone imbalances, and lowering blood pressure.

And while there’s no evidence to suggest that drinking spearmint tea is unsafe during pregnancy, and there aren’t currently any known negative effects from it in general, some people can be allergic to mint, and it’s always possible to drink too much, so chat with your doc about how much you’re allowed to drink, whether you’re trying to conceive or pregnant.

7. Hibiscus tea 🌺

Oh, this is a packed-full herb, for sure!

With capabilities of lowering blood pressure, improving liver health, and antioxidant properties, hibiscus has a lot going for it. ✨

Studies have also indicated that it may help to regulate hormones that can impact your period and menstrual cycle.

But, despite its health benefits, hibiscus tea is not usually recommended if you’re pregnant or lactating.

So, maybe you’d prefer to go for another type of tea that’s beneficial for both those TTC, and for when you are pregnant, so there’s no need to worry when the time comes. 🤰

8. Peppermint tea 🍃

Although maybe not as obviously beneficial for fertility, like your raspberry red leaf tea, we can still hold a candle to peppermint for its other benefits.

It’s famously good for digestion (except for some unfortunate few), helping to ease bloating and gas, as well as a muscle relaxer — which could promote better sleep and reduce stress. 💪

It also has anti-viral, antioxidant, and anti-tumor actions, according to this study on animals.

It’s also a popular choice of pregnancy tea for mama’s-to-be, as very few side effects have been recorded from regular consumption during pregnancy.

So, go make yourself a pot of this minty goodness. 🫖

9. Red clover tea 🔴

So, this one isn’t as straightforward as the rest…

Some say that red clover tea is great for fertility, as it stimulates the production of hormones in the female body.

It’s also supposedly beneficial for reducing the severity of menopause symptoms.

But, other studies don’t have the same theory…

One study saw the red clover extract actually decreased ovary and testes growth when analyzed in Japanese quail chicks, and was linked to vaginal abnormalities and changed mating patterns in ewes.

But, in humans, anecdotal evidence suggests it does benefit fertility. 🤷‍♀️

It’s important to note that the NCCIH (National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health) advises that women should not take red clover supplements during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

What is the best tea for fertility?

Well, everyone’s favorites are different…

Some have more notable benefits, but some have that undeniably tasty flavor you just wanna keep drinking every day. 🫖

We personally love the taste of the raspberry red leaf tea, but also hold a place in our hearts for the mighty green tea, too.

But it’s so hard to choose!

They’re all packed full with components that are only going to benefit you, and have elements which are thought to improve fertility.

So, we say, it’s best to chat with your doc and find the right fertility tea for you on your TTC journey. ☕

When should I start drinking fertility tea?

Well, pretty much any time before you’re pregnant really!

Whenever you and your partner are ready to take the next step in your TTC journey.

But it will also depend on which type of tea you’re going for.

Some brands recommend you drink the tea for at least 3 months before you start trying.

But, of course, everyone’s conception times are different. 🤷‍♀️

The average conception time is within a year if you have regular unprotected sex, but it could take less time for some and more time for others.

So it’s good to start preparing your body for pregnancy as soon as you’re ready.

Before you start taking any type of supplementation for fertility, always be sure to check it over with the doc first, so they can advise you on the best things for you and your body.

How can I make fertility tea?

As long as you have the tea bag of your favorite fertility tea to hand, you’re all set!

All you need is boiling water and a cup, and to allow a brewing time of around 3-5 minutes — et, voilà, she’s ready. ♨️

Top tip: for the ultimate burst for your tastebuds, cover up your cup while it’s brewing.

Looking for some fertility tea recipes to make it yourself at home?

Check out this one from The Endo Fertility Specialist, which combines a bunch of different types of tea.

Or Tik Tok or Pinterest are always full of fun recipe content if you want to get lost in a rabbit hole. 🫠

But make sure to do your own research, and check in with your doctor to see what type of tea is best for you first.

When should I stop taking fertility tea?

Well, it depends on what type of tea you’re taking.

For instance, Pink Stork say that their tea is intended to be drunk throughout the entire cycle, including the 2-week wait, until you get your positive pregnancy test.

While others, like Mira Care, say you shouldn’t drink their fertility tea during your period, and it’s not intended for pregnancy or lactation, either.

But you can carry on taking some teas throughout your pregnancy, too. 🤰

Again, it’s another one to check in with your doc about!

🔍 Read More: Does Matcha Cause Infertility?

Can too much tea affect your fertility?

Well, some experts recommend you limit the amount of caffeine you’re consuming when you’re trying to conceive, and also throughout pregnancy, too.

This is because, while there’s not really any evidence to suggest that caffeine can effect your fertility, it’s more about limiting your caffeine during pregnancy — after all, you don’t technically get that first positive pregnancy test until you’re about 4 weeks pregnant!

So, as well as teas, that goes for coffee, too, as well as other caffeinated drinks like sodas or energy drinks. 🥤

But, what about herbal fertility teas?

And do they have any fertility side effects?

Not ordinarily, as long as they’re consumed in moderation.

But, in some cases, such as with spearmint tea (👆), consuming too much can actually have an adverse impact on your fertility.

If you notice any unusual symptoms, fertility-related or not, make sure you call your doctor right away.

Ready to do your own research, and buy a fertility tea of your own?

Or perhaps you want a bit more advice first from women who know what you’re going through?

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