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Is it ok to drink Green Tea when ur pregnant?

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laddgal

Asked by laddgal at 12:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Why wouldn't it be okay?
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 12:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Green tea is not a herbal tea, and contains caffiene. It's best to try and limit caffiene during pregnancy, so if you want to have green tea, make sure it's decaf (which still contains a small amount of caffiene). Herbal teas are naturally caffiene free and would be better for you.
    HorseshoeCat

    Answer by HorseshoeCat at 12:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Yes, it is perfectly fine.

    BTW- decaf tea has approx the same amount of caffeine as chocolate. Almost none. just find a good decaf green that you like.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:43 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • It's best to limit it. There's something in green tea that can affect how well your body absorbs folic acid, which is a necessity for a fetus, and lack there-of is one of the leading causes of neural-tube defects.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • My Dr said up to 2 servings of caffine a day is fine while preggy.
    summerbear

    Answer by summerbear at 4:28 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I agree with DragonRiderMD......made a good point.
    shanapiv

    Answer by shanapiv at 5:10 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

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