Guys. I am a little more than 3 weeks out from my due date, and I cannot WAIT for that post-pregnancy glass of wine. While we were trying to get pregnant, I weened myself off of coffee and soda, and worked hard to increase my daily water intake (which was, admittedly, very poor). My doctor told me it is perfectly safe to have a small amount of caffeine each day and to even indulge in the occasional glass of wine, but I decided to hold off for a perfect “Let’s-celebrate-I-just-gave-birth-to-a-new-life-and-i’m-turning-30” post pregnancy cocktail. Still, every once in a while I need a treat, and ginger beer has been my drink of choice when I join my husband or friends for the occasional happy hour.
Ginger, a delicious tasting, aromatic root, has a lot of health benefits for a pregnant woman: it can help to ease an upset stomach (take note, first trimester mommas!) and can help to soothe heartburn (which I have had plenty of). I found a simple recipe to make ginger syrup, and decided to give it a try!