(Closed) What to drink?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I haven’t asked my doctor but I did read that chamomile may not be the safest, so I’ve avoided it along with most other herbal teas. I’ve stuck to decaf black tea and rooibos during my pregnancy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Wow! I’ve never heard that before!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nothing is safe to drink.  The air isn’t safe to breathe.  

I’m so jaded by pregnancy restrictions, I can’t even tell you.  -___-

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve read that it can cause contractions, so I’m avoiding it. Not worth it to me. I stick to Rooibos and that’s about it. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely check with your doctor…he or she can give you a list of things to avoid.  If you look online you’ll drive yourself nuts because there are conflicting opinions on EVERYTHING!  I just use the packet that my doctor gave me…and even she said that pretty much most things in moderation won’t hurt me.  🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Newbeg: I’m not huge into tea anyway so I’ve been sticking to decaf black teas when I feel like one, but I had read that in the begining. Actually many herbal teas are “frowned upon”.

@PiggehBank:  Ugh, THIS! Stupid “can’t have” lists are crazy.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PiggehBank:  Haha, that is so great/funny. I swear, they might as well just start writing this in the pregnancy books!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wonderstruck:  haha, I know right?  Honestly.

When I went for my first appointment the nurse doing my vitals was like, “Have you stopped drinking caffeine?”  I said, “No, I’ve cut back, but I don’t plan on stopping.”  She practically had a conniption.

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU’RE STILL DRINKING CAFFEINE?! Stop!  Stop!  STOP!  You really shouldn’t drink anything but WATER.  WATER, WATER, WATER.  Caffeine causes miscarriage!  You don’t want to miscarry!! DDDD:” 

I was like o___o “Have…have you read the studies?”  

She looked at me dumbfounded, “Well, no, I haven’t read them, but I know what they said!”

To which I asked, “Have you seen the correlation and the methodology? How much caffeine were the women in those studies consuming? A cup of coffee or 30 cups? Were there other variables? They did teach you in nursing school that correlation does not equal causation, right?  Do you know the stance of the APA and other organizations?”

Honestly.  I can’t wait to tell her that I plan on going wine tasting during my honeymoon in April :3  Between her and the nurse who, when I called myself a wimp because I close my eyes during finger sticks, says to be, “Women who are wimps have no business getting pregnant” I’m not entirelly disappointed that I have to switch to a new practice come April. 

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PiggehBank:  Thank god my midwife is reasonable, because I definitely still have a pop a day and refuse to feel like a horrible mother over something so silly that has not been shown to have real dangerous or lasting effects. I have my limits, there are things I have cut back on or don’t eat/drink, but some people are just ridiculous about it. I have a couple of choice coworkers who make constant comments who I now totally goad by saying, “MMMMM poison. God, this tastes SO good”, whenever I’m eating or drinking something they disapprove of (AKA anything that is not water or a fruit or veggie.) I’m mean. But they started it.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Wonderstruck:  But remember to sautee those veggies.  Raw veggies give you ecoli and listeria and cause miscarriage D: haha

I’m a big believer in moderation in ever aspect of life.  You’d think you were shooting heroin directly into your uterus by just looking at that deli meat. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@PiggehBank:  

@Wonderstruck:  

 

The SHAME! How DARE you two NOT be perfect Baby Pods, subsisting only on water and astronaut food on the cleanest of mountains!?!? Wink

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

FWIW, I’ve had chamomile tea my entire pregnancy with no issues whatsoever. Not on my doctor’s no-no list at all.  

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