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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 04:58 AM   1
Pluto13
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Herbal Teas


Since Im ttc I have stopped drinking tea and coffee because of the caffiene and have been drinking camomile tea only to read this...

Using chamomile during pregnancy is not recommended, since it is considered to be an abortifacient (a substance that induces abortion). Chamomile is also not recommended if you are currently taking blood thinners, since chamomile contains a substance called coumarin (which is also a blood thinner).

Anyone know what herbal teas are safe to drink?



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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 07:05 AM   2
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Once a day (or two if I'm really cold) I have been drinking an Organic Green tea which states it is decaffeinated (with 0.2% caffeine or something like that -I can check if you need). I have also read that any teas in excess may hinder a . too. But I'm sure there are worst things I could be drinking. Then again, this morning on the news they stated that folate taken in high amounts could be the cause of cancer! Then they said that women ttc need to have it. So, lots of different views out there! Sorry, can't help you, but go with your gut and eat lots of fresh healthy food.



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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 07:17 AM   3
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I'm not sure that the amounts in a cup of tea are really a problem but that's me.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 08:10 AM   4
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its head wrecking really, Im just trying to get my body in the best possible nic...I dont smoke, drink or do drugs, I eat healthly do plenty of exercise... all I had to do is drop the caffeine but now find out the herbal teas are worse!

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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:38 AM   5
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I drink regular black tea. It only has around 50mg of caffeine per cup, so its not much at all. I only have the one cup a day, but I could have up to 4 or so if I really wanted. Definitely stay away from the chamomile (I pretty much avoid all the herbal teas anyway) and if you drink green tea, make sure to take a little extra folic acid to compensate for the fact green tea interferes with folic acid absorption.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:40 AM   6
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you have to be careful with the herbal teas.
i read that somewhere
but before i got preg i just drank normal tea twice a day
but had green tea aswell sometimes.

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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:43 AM   7
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you have to be careful with the herbal teas.
i read that somewhere
but before i got preg i just drank normal tea twice a day
but had green tea aswell sometimes.

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I drank green tea pre-OV in an attempt to increase CM, but stopped on OV day and switched to regular black tea.
I'm actually leery of decaffeinated tea, unless it's naturally decaf because of the scary methods used to make coffee and tea decaf.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:44 AM   8
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I am drinking green tea as there is no caffine in this and nothing to say it harms you or your baby/ttc

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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:49 AM   9
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ok thanks for all the responses! Im going to make myself a decent brew! I havent had one for 2 weeks!



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