Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Is large amounts of tea okay in late pregnancy?

Answer Question
 
momma_alie20

Asked by momma_alie20 at 2:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

Level 13 (992 Credits)
Answers (7)
  • As long as if it's herbal it's safe for pregnant women (check the box), and if it's plain black tea make sure you are staying within the safe caffeine range. Otherwise, yes tea is safe.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:46 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • yes, but w/out caffeine
    innulik2000

    Answer by innulik2000 at 2:53 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Caffeine in most dangerous during the 1st trimester. Large amounts probably isn't a good idea, a cup or 2 is probably fine. Some herbal teas aren't recommended if you are pregnant so definitely check that out 1st.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 3:01 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • mostly safe, but i would deff stick with caffeine free, you'd be surprised how many ways caffeine affects the body and your little one doesn't have the system you do yet, this goes for once they are born too if you are breastfeeding them. Also, there is a great tea for pregnany women and nursing moms called "Mother's Milk" you can usually find it in a natural food store, it tastes great and is very good for you.
    SionedOfSyr

    Answer by SionedOfSyr at 3:21 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • You still have to limit your caffiene in take.
    ladyambition

    Answer by ladyambition at 3:49 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Yep caffiene is the only worry
    whoreallycares

    Answer by whoreallycares at 3:51 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Depends on what's in it- for example, the "lactation teas" sometimes have an herb called fenugreek in them that can, if consumed in large enough quantities, stimulate contractions. You should be fine with black teas, and most herbals, just check any ingredients you aren't sure about before drinking the tea. Also, lots of herbs are safe in moderation, but not massive amounts.

    http://www.pregnancyandchildren.com/pregnancy/pregnancy_dangerous_herbs.htm
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 5:47 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.