Suffering Pregnancy Heartburn?


If you are suffering from the effects of pregnancy heartburn, then look no further than Cool Mama spearmint herbal tea.

cool mama herbal tea

This Mama of a tea combines marshmallow leaf, spearmint leaves and chamomile to combat the effects of indigestion and heartburn, particularly prevalent during pregnancy.

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Mama Tea – Make a Difference


Mama Tea – a Female Brand

I never set out to create a brand that would just appeal to women; it just developed quite naturally into that! I have always been passionate about women and women being equal to men in the world, but I am no bra-burning feminist!

The idea for Mama Tea came from two very painful pregnancies. Sorry to all the guys out there reading this but I am now going to go into the kind of details that only women will understand….

Morning Sickness

It wasn’t just in the mornings. It was EVERY DAY for 20 weeks and 24 weeks relatively. It completely took the bloom off being pregnant and made me feel awful. From what I’ve heard from other women, I wasn’t on my own….

Pregnancy Heartburn

I had never experienced heartburn before pregnancy and then it hit me like a brick! It was so terrible that it dominated my every waking moment. Balancing eating too little with eating just a little bit too much that would tip you over into heartburn hell. Drinking heartburn remedies like water and wondering what could possibly make it taste a little better?

Overdue

Like many mums-to-be, I went quite far over my due date with both pregnancies. I was going up the walls! I tried raspberry leaf tea, like many others, but hated the taste of it, so wondered if it was possible to make it taste good??

Breastfeeding

Luckily I didn’t suffer with lack of breast milk like a lot of others, but I still found it incredibly difficult to get the baby to latch on properly and found the whole experience extremely stressful and I had ENOUGH MILK!! Therefore, I wondered if I could make a tea that helped with both the breast milk production and the stress?

Mama Tea – A brand for Women – Making a Difference

The reasons above are all the practical reasons that I created Mama Tea however the fundamental passion behind Mama Tea is empowering other women. Mama Tea is dedicated to making a difference to women. If that is through a cup of tea that helps with breast milk production or through our supportive social network, we are there for other women. We believe passionately in empowering women, so we are now launching our MAKE A DIFFERENCE campaign to empower women world-wide. We are looking at several different initiatives but are keen to hear from our community for some crowd ideas!

Watch this space for more details but if you have some ideas for how we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE, we want to hear them!

To all the women out there.

Anna Louise Simpson

CEO

Mama Tea

Mama Tea’s top tips for Heartburn in Pregnancy


Heartburn is a burning chest pain that is caused by acid from the stomach moving into the oesophagus (the tube that leads from your stomach to your mouth). The pain usually occurs a short time after eating but there can be a delay. It is thought that about three quarters of pregnant women suffer from heartburn. Here are a few tips to help easy your heartburn;

Drink Cool Mama

heartburn tips

The mama of Mama Tea suffered terribly with heartburn and wanted to create a tea that would soothe. Cool Mama was created to be soothing and calming. Cool Mama is a herbal tea of gentle chamomile flower heads blended with whole spearmint leaves and marshmallow leaves. Chamomile is very good at relaxing the nervous system, so a perfect tea to drink in the evening, before bed. Spearmint is gentle and cooling. To buy Cool Mama (we can sell to customers worldwide) please click here.

Eat Healthily and Avoid Triggers

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There is lots advice around food and preventing heartburn, the key points to think about are:

  • Eat small meals, an overly full stomach can contribute to heartburn.
  • Don’t eat right before going to bed.
  • Avoid your food triggers, for most people these include spicy food and/or acidic food (such as citrus fruit) but everyone’s triggers are different and you need to figure out which foods cause you more discomfort and try to avoid them.
  • Sip liquids, similar to eating small meals you don’t want to overfill your stomach too quickly.

Prop Your Head Up

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When in bed you don’t want the acid to flow back up the oesophagus, so propping your head up and keeping it above your stomach may help to keep acid where it belongs. Similarly don’t lie down or bend over immediately after eating, if possible sit or go for a walk to discourage any acid moving upwards and causing heartburn. Let gravity keep acid where it should be!

Wear Loose Fitting Clothes

maternity wear

Comfort will be one of your top priorities when pregnant and loose fitting clothes definitely contribute to being comfortable. Clothes that fit tightly round your waist can put pressure on your stomach and cause acid to travel up the oesophagus. Loose doesn’t necessarily mean loosing your sense of style though, as the cute red maternity dress above shows.

If you have any heartburn tips you would like to share with us please comment below.

To find out more about heartburn and indigestion in pregnancy go to the NHS website.

Mama Tea – Tea for Mama’s-To-Be and New Mamas – Our Testimonials


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Herbal Teas

Mama Tea is approaching it’s fourth Christmas and we are hanging up baubles and tinsel whilst drinking our lovely pregnancy teas. We thought it would be a good time to reflect on why Mama Tea started in the first place and why our teas are so special for pregnant and nursing ladies. We worked with one of the world’s top Medical Herbalists – Penelope Ody, to create these blends and we think they are rather special……

Morning Sickness – Morning Mama Ginger and Chamomile Blend

This is the subtle ginger brew that was specially formulated for women with morning sickness and nausea. We combined whole ginger root with whole chamomile heads along with orange peel, lemon peel and lemon balm. All of these herbs are good for morning sickness. Begone morning sickness! Weeks 1- 40.

Pregnancy Heartburn – Cool Mama Spearmint and Chamomile Blend

The is the minty pregnancy heartburn tea that can be drunk throughout pregnancy. We blended whole chamomile flowers, with spearmint leaves and marshmallow leaves to create this rather special minty blend for mamas-to-be. More gentle on the tummy and uterus than peppermint! Weeks 1-40.

Antioxidant Rooibos  РGlowing Mama Rooibos and Dandelion Blend

Earthy Glowing Mama is a splendid all-round pregnancy tea. Perfect for naturally fighting off colds and boosting the immune system.  We have blended rooibos with echinacea leaf, elderflowers and dandelion. Earthy and lovely! Weeks 1-40

Birth Preparation Tea – Raspberry Leaf and Rose Petal Blend

This is the ultimate birth preparation tea! Raspberry leaf blended with motherwort and hibiscus are all powerful uterine stimulants that get the body ready for birth. As a result, we recommend it from week 38 onwards. Great one for the birth bag as it is good to drink throughout labour and immediately after birth. Oh, and we have managed to make it taste good! Weeks 38 onwards.

Breastfeeding Tea – Fennel and Liquorice Blend

The Mama of all Breastfeeding Herbal Teas. As you can see from the testimonials below, you need look no further, if breastfeeding! Three powerful galactagogues help to get breast milk produced and flowing. We also have lemon balm in here for post-natal depression and red clover for mastitis. A wonderful addition in those precious first few months. Post-birth onwards.

Some of our Testimonials

¬†I won a trio of full sized¬†Mama¬†Teas a few months ago, during a Facebook competition. Ironically – I am not a¬†Mama¬†(yet) but I do love a good cup of tea, and I also have friends who have just given birth so I didnt feel like a complete fool entering. (Besides..free stuff rocks) I was blown away by the three flavours I¬†received; Cool¬†Mama, Glowing¬†Mama, and¬†Morning¬†Mama. Ive been a big tea drinker for about 15 years, and Ive tried everything – usually to my regret. What really satisfied me about¬†Mama¬†Tea is that each flavour was smooth and genuine, with no bitterness or bad aftertaste. Some teas leave your mouth feeling dry and acrid – not so with¬†Mama¬†Tea. But most importantly, they made me feel better afterward.¬†Morning¬†Mama, while it is the perfect concoction for a squiffy early pregnancy belly – I found the ginger and chamomile soothed my non pregnant upset tum beautifully – so this could easily be a great tea for new Mums and Dads to share. Cool¬†Mama¬†is the mint hero of the three that I tasted, and its one of the best mint teas Ive ever tried. Smooth, cool, sweet – no complaints, and it went down a treat. My absolute favourite – Glowing¬†Mama, is a rich rooibos and elderflower blend which blows away every rooibos Ive tried. The flavour is outstanding! I have recommended these teas to the¬†Mama’s I know, and they loved them as well. I will be restocking – please don’t ever go away! ¬†Anna Simon

Hello Mama!¬†Thank you for offering me a free sample of one of your blends, I would love one.¬†I’m a big fan of ready mama, I suffer with dysmenorrhea and i find drinking ready mama eases my symptoms. I really enjoy a cup of cool mama every now and then when I’m feeling stressed as it is really relaxing and refreshing.¬†Charlotte Rydz

I had my baby in November 2010 and my Mum went to Tesco for me to do a big shop to help out in the early days.¬† I’m so glad she did!¬† She came back with a box of New Mama tea which has proved to be a life saver for me.¬† I’m exclusively breastfeeding, currently into month 5 and I also express an extra bottle a day to donate to the local Milk Bank to aid the recovery of premature¬†babies.¬† Not only do I really like the taste of New Mama Tea but I most definitely see an increase in my supply after drinking it.¬† So, after expressing, I have a cup and then I’m happy and confident knowing my supply will replenish quicker.¬† When I run out of tea bags I definitely notice a difference.¬† Another bonus is that I’m usually a big tea and coffee drinker (two sugars, loads of milk – very bad) so in drinking caffeine free Mama Tea it’s better for my baby and also better for my waistline!¬† I’ve definitely lost weight ditching the sugary drinks.¬† Thanks Mama Tea!”All the best,¬†Gemma x¬†(Still breastfeeding, still expressing and still drinking New Mama Tea every day!)

I bought the New Mama tea and was a little scared when I opened the¬†box because the smell was so strong! I shouldn’t have been as it was¬†DELICIOUS!! I would recommend this product to anyone and have bought¬†some for friends as baby shower gifts too. Wonderful personable¬†customer services too by the way!Donna Burns, Busy Mum to 3 wee girls.

New mama tea has helped me build my milk supply, enabling me to pump milk in preparation for returning to work. Their new mama tea is able to do this as well as taste fantastic! I only wish I’d known about it when I had my daughter! I will definitely be promoting it at the breast feeding support group I am part of :)” ¬†Lucy Hunt

“mama tea is a little more than tea…

I first came to know mama tea after I had my youngest son and I was breastfeeding him, I looked for something to help make me feel better after the birth and that came in the shape of ‘New Mama’. It has a wonderful blend that brings comfort and warmth in those early shocking days, and it stays with you throughout. And, my milk supply was positively affected by the tea (thought this was a myth). It along with ‘Glowing Mama’ and ‘Cool Mama’ have became staples in our household.¬†

As I said mama tea is more than tea, add them on Facebook or follow them on twitter and it is amazing to see what one business can do to change the world of so many mums out there! 

So thank you, Mama Tea!!!”

Andrea Gavin

Cool Mama – the calming heartburn tea!


cool mama tea

a minty blend of chamomile flowers, spearmint leaf and marshmallow leaf”

Cool Mama Herbal Tea

The mama has paid a lot of attention to what is in her tea, she’s has had two pregnancies during both of which she suffered badly with heartburn. Working with a master tea blender and a medical herbalist she has come up with a tea that not only cools and calms but also tastes great. Here’s a few of the things that make this tea so great:

Chamomile flowers known by the Greeks as “ground apple” because of their smell, medical herbalists use them for their sedative properties to reduce stress-related hypertension, anxiety and insomnia.

Spearmint is the family to which your garden mint usually belongs to. It is gentler than peppermint (which mama tea would not recommend during pregnancy) and recommended by medical herbalists for heartburn and indigestion.

Marshmallow leaf¬†is probably the least known of the herbs in Cool Mama, it’s botanical name is ‚ÄúAlthaea Officinalis‚ÄĚ, and is derived from the Greek ‚Äúaltho‚ÄĚ meaning to cure. The root and leaves of the marshmallow plant are sweet and soothing to the digestive system.

Buy Cool Mama here or visit our website to find out more about all our caffeine-free herbal teas.

Herb of the Day – Marshmallow


The botanical name for marshmallow is “Althaea Officinalis”, and is derived from the Greek “altho” meaning to cure. Marshmallow was widely used in traditional Greek medicine.¬†The root, leaves and flowers of the plant have all been used for more than 2000 years as both food and medicine.

The plant produces a sweet-tasting root that is rich in sugars and eaten in many parts of the world. It is widely used to calm inflamed mucous membranes especially the lungs and digestive system. The leaves also produce a sweet tasting, gummy substance (called mucilage), this is added to water and taken internally to coat the throat or stomach to reduce irritation or applied externally to sore, chapped skin. This combined with slippery elm makes a good drawing ointment for splinters and boils.

Used to treat;

  • bronchitis,
  • irritating coughs,
  • cystitis,
  • skin problems,
  • heartburn,
  • indigestion.