(Closed) Green tea

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@anotherbee:  I am not really knowledgable about ttc but the only thing that springs to mind about green tea is the caffeine, although it is different caffeine than coffee, it doesnt make you peak & crash, it is processed slower, it raises your body temperature slightly for quite a while and speeds up your metabolism (which is why its great for weight loss).  Plus women in japan drink it everyday and they dont seem to have problems.  But i guess if you have been told to avoid all caffeine that is different. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@anotherbee:  The caffeine is part of it but it also affects the break down and absorption of folic acid, which is the main reason it’s not recommended.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My doc just told me to take a prenatal vitamin to make sure I’m getting enough folic acid, and I can continue drinking green tea. She advised it’s better than all the coffee 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The caffeine content of green tea, when compared to coffee or black tea, is quite low. A lot of women drink green tea in the first half of their cycle, as it is said to increase the amount of fertile CM.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Green tea inhibits the absorption of folic acid. My midwives told me that I could continue drinking green tea if I had a prenatal with folic acid in it. To be on the safe side, I also took supplemental folic acid (separate pill) until about 18 weeks.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

There’s also a benefit of drinking it while TTC! It increases CM, and I found it very helpful from AF to O. Then would stop drinking it after O due to the folic acid complications.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

My doctor said green tea would be fine for TTC or pregnancy as long as I don’t drink too much, for caffeine reasons–a cup or 2 a day is fine (they do make decaf, though). He specifically asked what type I buy and said it would be better to stick with known brands like Lipton instead of types from a random tea shop or sketchy sounding brands, since some types of herbal teas could have additives that wouldn’t be good. <–admittedly, that’s really vague, sorry!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I drink decaf green tea and it’s awesome! That way the caffeine isn’t a factor. I do it for the relaxation aspect, and for CM but only pre-O.

 

This was told to me with caution as it may not be true, so it may or may not be, but tannic acid in green tea is thought to inhibit implantation, so I don’t drink it after O.

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