(Closed) Green Tea Question

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Not sure about green tea and mucus, but if you’re TTC I’d lay off the green tea for now as it can interfere with your absorption of folic acid.  My obgyn specifically told me not to drink it during pregnancy as folic acid is so important for the fetus – esp. to avoid neural tube defects.  It was a total shock to me, so I thought I’d share.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Be careful with green tea, it has a ton of caffine in it.  I have to avoid it at all costs due to thryoid conditions.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My understanding is that green tea is supposed to aid in EWCM, not just an increase in CM overall.  So it seems odd that you would have an increase in everything.  Also, to address some of the PP comments, I also understand that it is okay to drink some green tea while TTC if you are trying to increase EWCM, but that you should maybe drink only a cup a day and then stop after pregnancy is achieved.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs.Firefly1: Green tea has caffeine in it, but much less than black teas. I’m an avid green tea drinker. I drank it up until I ovulated, thereabouts. I did notice the mucus changes. I also do Mucinex too. I do agree about stopping it once pregnancy’s acheived or during the TWW. I’m on my second week without caffeine. It’s tough without it since I feel like I could fall asleep right now.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jholler25:

Side bar

hmm….Chick Fil A..what I wouldn’t do for one right now!!! Think I can convince my husband to take me to NYU when we’re home for Xmas to get one? That’s so far away!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@jholler25: I miss my green tea and diet coke so bad right now. Oddly enough, I’m missing those more than alcohol right now hoping for a BFP. It’s definitely green tea in moderation for TTC. I went to a San Francisco tea shop where they talked about green tea as a no-no for pregnancy because it cleans the system out too well. When I was there, I bought siberian rose tea and a blue tea (herbal) not made from the same leaves as greens, whites, blacks. I’ve switched to Peppermint tea right now. It’s giving me my warm cup of tea during the day feeling. Right now, I just want to pass out on the couch at home. I still don’t know if we succeeded this month, but man I’m tired right now.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@regberadaisy: I love Chick Fil A. We now have one in downtown Chicago that I refuse to go to. I prefer them down South when I visit my husband’s family. I wouldn’t mind an In N’ Out burger with some fries right now. Oh, those fries I dream about!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@brox:

Why??? I would take one any which way I can get them! 🙂

Never had In N’ Out Burgers so don’t have to crave those! I am a Coke ADDICT and surprisingly have not craved one, yet. 😀

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@brox: That’s basically what I was saying? Be careful with the green tea.  You went on to say in your 2 posts that:

It’s definitely green tea in moderation for TTC. I went to a San Francisco tea shop where they talked about green tea as a no-no for pregnancy because it cleans the system out too well.

I don’t think a lot of people are aware of the caffeine amounts in it.  If you’re getting a venti or trenta Green Tea, it’s a lot of caffeine (going more than once a day, ect).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@regberadaisy: I feel that it takes away the cache and enjoyment of it if I can get it easily. Actually, it’s pretty far from where I live, so just commuting there is a bit of a pain. I’m a Coca Cola product fan! I went to the museum last year. Their final exhibit of all of the sodas around the world is fun. I always like how super sweet other countries take their carbonated beverages.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@brox:

oohh….you are one strong lady. I would probably go once every couple months.

What museum??? The coca cola factory in ATL? I’ve been to the mecca.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs.Firefly1: Yeah, I couldn’t imagine drinking a Venti or larger of green tea a day. Before my caffeine ban, I did an 8oz cup of it per the cups they have in the office. I thought that you characterized green tea as having a lot of caffeine in it by nature. I was just pointing out that it’s on the lower spectrum of caffeine found in teas with black being the highest and white being the least.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@regberadaisy: The Coca Cola museum next to the Georgia Aquarium. So much fun! We were so wired after visiting it with all of the caffeine surging through us. We were there before Thanksgiving. They had holiday decorations up! So cute! I got a picture with the polar bear!

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