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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:00 AM   1
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Can you drink black tea during pregnancy?


I've head/read conflicting advice? What does everyone here say?



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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:03 AM   2
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I have one cup of tea with breckie every morning. Can't do without it. Just not meant to have loads of caffeine but a bit won't harm. X



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:08 AM   3
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I read you can have 2 cups a day, I'm gonna miss it. I guess I'll need to drink that horrible de-caf stuff instead.



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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:10 AM   4
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The entire caffeine and pregnancy concern was based on a very poor study involving some mouse ovaries in liquid nitrogen which slowed down a bit when you put caffeine on them. No further research done. The second study just involved asking women how much coffee they drank, and then how long it took them to get pregnant, without taking any details as to whether they were trying for a baby at all!
http://junkscience.com/2011/05/26/ca...ys-conception/

So, first thing's first, there's currently no evidence caffeine even has an effect. That's not to say it doesn't, but to date no study has confirmed it.

IF IT DID, however, one or two black teas would be fine because the caffeine is lower than in coffee. Even one or two coffees is fine.

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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:10 AM   5
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The caffeine limit is 200 mcg a day, so 2-3 cups maximum depending on size - I am totally addicted to tea and no way could I give it up!

More info here: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...fety/caffeine/

I admit to going over the limit now and again if I'm having a bad day



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:17 AM   6
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I think I'll stick to 2 cups a day just to be safe. I don't really like the defac tea but I don't mind the decaf coffee so I'll drink more of that. Ever tried Redbush Tea? I like the Redbush with vanilla and it is caffeine free so will have more of that.



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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:18 AM   7
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Hi girls, this has got me interested! Does anyone know how much caffeine coca-cola has??? i bought de-caf coke but its diet therefore contains sweeteners, which i have heard is bad for bubs!! ???



 
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http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/health/ca...-your-can.html

32 mcg in normal coke and 42 mcg in diet coke x



 
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According to that link Elhaym posted each can of coke has 40mg caffeine. I think Diet is the same. Did you know you can get diet caffeine free coke? I already drink that.



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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:22 AM   10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shelleyanddan View Post
Hi girls, this has got me interested! Does anyone know how much caffeine coca-cola has??? i bought de-caf coke but its diet therefore contains sweeteners, which i have heard is bad for bubs!! ???
Aspartame is... yeah, a bit crappy. Again the studies can be a bit wonky and don't show anything that can't be explained by other factors, but it's not something that has any benefit really. It's something I avoid whether pregnant or not. There's nothing wrong with plain ol' sugar



 
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