Post # 1
I’m not pg yet but I am going off of caffeine for each TWW, and when I am pg I am not planning to have any caffeine. I would like to figure out what teas are ok though, and it seems like there is a lot of mixed info out there, so tell me mamas, what teas are you drinking that your doctor gave the OK to? If you can give type and brand that would be awesome!
Post # 3
There’s a lot of conflicting information on this, I guess because the effects of most herbs on pregnancy are not really tested. I’ll tell you what I’ve been drinking, after doing a bit of research:
Peppermint tea is considered safe from everything I’ve read. Brands I’ve been drinking are Bigelow, Harney, and Two Leaves & a Bud
I’ve also been having Decaf Good Earth Original tea, which tastes really good. It’s based on rooibos tea instead of black tea.
I’ve also been drinking some caffeinated teas, but I know you don’t want caffeine, so I won’t list them!
Post # 4
I’ve avoided most herbal teas during my pregnancy because I don’t feel like extensively googling every time I want to consume something.
I’ve had decaf black tea and rooibos on a fairly regular basis. Rooibos is definitely safe and you can get chai spiced versions for a delicious, naturally caffeine free chai latte.
Post # 5
I have been having a cup of green tea with pomegranate (its at work) I use one tea bag and make 2 cups out of it.
Its not caffeine free, but its low caffeine
Post # 6
I avoided them because there is so much info out there and I learned early on NOT to google. I asked my doc and she said I could have a cup of chamomile- so I did have a light cup when I was under the weather.
Post # 7
I’m not a mom or soon to be mom.
Herbal tea and one other type of tea (sorry can’t remember) are the only types that are truly caffeine free. Herbal tea are really easy to find. I usually get them at walmart or shnucks.
All the other types of tea havve a very low amount of caffeine. If I remember correctly black tea has somewhere around 25-60 mg of caffeine while coffee has easily over 100 mg.
Post # 8
@iheartnerds: Thanks for the rooibos tip! I’ve been sticking to peppermint, but I love rooibos anyways, so it’s great that I can have it, and the chai latte tip is genious 🙂
@greymonkey42: Thanks for responding. There are actually a lot of types of herbal teas that you can’t have while pregnant so I am trying to figure out which ones I can and can’t drink.
Post # 9
Raspberry Leaf Tea and Parsley Tea are not safe. I would look up Emmenagogues and avoid those.
Post # 10
Raspberry leaf tea is a hotly debated one. Many people drink it in 2nd and 3rd tremester because it supposedly helps to tone your uterus for a faster and less painful birth. Other people claim that it makes labour start early and is dangerous. I think with that one it’s better to talk to a Dr or midwife for a professional opinion.
Post # 11
@bunnymama: True, but I wouldn’t want to advise her to drink it because of the controversy. I should have been more clear.
I know about it because I use it to regulate my own cycles.
Post # 12
@Anise: Yes I’ve read that. I’ve been drinking it before O while TTC, but now that I have O’d I’ve stopped completely. I found that it was awesome for helping my AF symptoms, but if I get KU this cycle I definitely won’t start drinking it again without talking to the dr or the midwife.
ETA: I’m glad you told me to google that word! I didn’t realize that taking vitamin C supplements could interfere with implantation.