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Old 09-11-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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i'm wondering if there are any other tea-drinkers out there who have done any research on which teas are okay in pregnancy. i feel like all the baby books say, "no herbal teas," but it seems to me like they mean stay away from "weird" herbs like st. john's wort or something. i love fruity teas (have one pomengranate white tea and one blackberry herbal tea from trader joe's in the cupboard right now!) and i'm wondering if they're okay. anyone know what ingredients can be harmful? thanks, mamas!

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meee! i drink sweet iced tea, red raspberry (in my 2nd/3rd tri only) and chamomile i dont think green tea is safe during pg though.
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I know that green tea isn't safe, and neither is raspberry leaf tea (as it's listed as an inducement tool!).
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #4
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Re: any tea drinkers?

I drank peppermint, sleepy time (essentially chamomile), and regular chamomile through my whole pregnancy. The peppermint tea helped me with nausea eary on.

I know why raspberry isn't a good idea, but why isn't green tea safe?
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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Re: any tea drinkers?

I drank tea throught out my pregnancy. I bought from the natural store a tea called expecting tea. I also always drank regular lipitons tea.
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GREEN TEA ISN'T SAFE???? I'm so glad you wrote that.. I'm TTC and drink copious amounts of it! I had no idea!
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I think green tea is safe for TTC, but could be wrong.

Heres some info on green tea: http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/greentea.html

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Oooh.. thanks mama.. so why aren't you supposed to drink it while pg?
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Re: any tea drinkers?

I've never heard green tea isn't "safe". The only thing I've ever heard was regarding caffiene...but there is decaf green tea anyway. We're a tea drinking family! I drank all sorts of stuff during my last pregnancy. I really love the traditional medicines pregnancy tea and RRL tea (in the 3rd tri).
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I drink Mama Calm.. Lemon Rasberry so yummy..
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