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Green Tea during Pregnancy???

My DH and I are thinking about "trying" soon. I drink green tea everyday and today I was doing some research to see if I should still drink it during pregnancy. I found some research that said that green tea can block the absorption of folic acid. Has anyone heard this before? Did anyone drink green tea while pregnant? Thanks

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mazonmom

Asked by mazonmom at 4:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • seriously lol i have never heard that i drink green tea and chamomile (SP??) tea all the time and always have i love it im 34 weeks now and my first was fine and so far so good on this one :~)
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • i drank green tea before my pregnancy and did during it as welll....
    i had the book your pregnancy week by week and in there it has a few pages dedicated to teas you cannot drink and green tea is not one of them, i continued to drink it during my pregnancy and my baby was born perfectly healthy and fine. my dr also knew i was drinking it and never said anything, im pretty sure he would have said something if i shouldnt have been drinking it.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I drank it when I was pregnant. Though not everyday. I also read that it can block folic acid. I am not sure how true that is. If you are really concerned about it ask your OB/GYN. I drank it in moderate amounts and my DD is perfectly healthy.
    mom2pres

    Answer by mom2pres at 4:46 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I drank green tea through my last pregnancy as well as this one. I have been drinking a can of arizona green tea for the past hour or so and my baby is kicking me right now and very healthy. I double checked with my midwife with my last one that I had this past summer and she told me it was fine.
    jombmomi

    Answer by jombmomi at 4:58 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I drank green tea all the time when I was pregnant. I actually found caffeine free green tea and put honey in it. YUM!
    DAjZeZnLE

    Answer by DAjZeZnLE at 9:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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