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Is it safe for me to drink Ice tea when im pregnet?

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TinaLB791

Asked by TinaLB791 at 5:05 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes I drank tons of it with my kids.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 5:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • You can have up to 300mcg of caffine a day so a glass or two is okay.

    However, a study released in 2006 (when I was pregnant with my daughter) said that women who drank the "allowed" amount of caffine were 17% more likely to miscarry so I always go caffine free in the first trimester and then no more than 300mcg the rest of my pregnancy. I do try to avoid caffine all together during pregnancy but sometimes I just NEED a piece of chocolate. LOL.

    There are decaf teas that are meant to be iced and taste the same as regular tea.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Yes it is safe. But like anon said it does contain caffeine so I wouldn't drink a lot of it.
    I drank tea with both pregnancies.
    momma_marian

    Answer by momma_marian at 5:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Yep. I buy the decaf but that's about all I drink, well and water.
    nakoal87

    Answer by nakoal87 at 5:29 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • You should really try to avoid caffeine while pregnant if you can. I think I gave in a few times during my third trimester and had a diet coke. Like Anonymous said though, I probably ate chocolate all the time and that has caffeine.
    moviemom22

    Answer by moviemom22 at 5:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • yes it is
    randi1

    Answer by randi1 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • i drank tons of sweet iced tea throughout both my pregnancies and both my children are perfect....i'm from the south and every woman i know has drank tons of sweet iced tea throughout their pregnancies with no problem...its about all we drink down here...lol
    LoriaAnn

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 6:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • i drank alot of iced tea when i was pregnant

    but here is an afterthought- make sure your iron levels are ok- something in iced tea interferes with iron absorption. i was on iron pills and i'm wondering now if it was just all the iced tea i drank
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • The first poster is wrong. It's not 300mcg, it's 200mg. That's the equivalent of two regular cups of coffee or one very strong cup. Tea has less caffeine than coffee.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • i love ice tea, im 17 weeks pregnant and im loving it!
    demelina12

    Answer by demelina12 at 6:35 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

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