Drinking Green Tea During Pregnancy

It seems a lot of people are wondering about the safety of

Drinking Green Tea During Pregnancy

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Maybe you’re one of them!  It’s important to know what foods are safe to consume during pregnancy of course!

Obviously, everyone wants to stay healthy during pregnancy, and make sure the baby stays healthy too.

Green tea is a wonderfully healthy drink, but as with other foods, there are some different considerations when you are pregnant.

Here are a couple of questions and answers on green tea and pregnancy.

Perhaps they’re just the ones you wondered about too!

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Laura asks…

Is Lipton’s new white tea safe to drink during pregnancy? I know green and herbal teas are not.

Do I have to give up caffeine now that I’m pregnant?

Camillia answers:

Not necessarily. You can still enjoy your favorite caffeinated drinks as long as you don’t overdo it. After years of controversy over the issue, most researchers now believe that, although caffeine does cross the placenta, moderate amounts (less than 300 milligrams a day) won’t harm your baby.

That’s about what you’d get from two or three 8-ounce cups of coffee. But keep in mind that the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee varies widely depending on how strong it is, and that your serving size depends on how big your mug is — a typical mug holds about 10 ounces.

Many pregnant women limit their intake even further or cut out caffeine completely. If that seems wise to you, you won’t get any arguments from your midwife or doctor.
These are the breakdown with caffeine:

Decaffeinated coffee 8 ounces 1-8 mg
Brewed tea 8 ounces 35-175 mg
Green tea 8 ounces 8-30 mg
Instant tea 8 ounces 40-80 mg
Iced tea 12 ounces 65-75 mg
Coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt 1 cup 8-85 mg
Soft drinks a 12-ounce can 30-60 mg
Hot cocoa 8 ounces 3-30 mg

I am 23 weeks pregnant and work nights in the hospital and need some caffeine to keep me awake. My OB said is ok in moderation.

But if you can avoid caffeine – do so.


Chris asks…

Drinking Green Tea during Pregnancy?

I’ve read about drinking tea during pregnancy I was wondering is Arizona Green Tea safe to drink during pregnancy???
It says 100% Natural Tea No Preservatives

Camillia answers:

Gosh! You can drink tea when pregnant! I drank black tea and coffee during both pregnancies, but like the doctor says, all in moderation! 1 cup coffee a day, or two cups tea a day.

Assuming your question is relating to a bottled tea drink…make sure there are no added vitamins (you should be taking a prenatal vitamin daily already), no GINKO, no echinacia (sp?), etc. And the only tea I would NOT drink during pregnancy is Robois. Apparenly not studied enough on the effects on the fetus.

Now tell your wife to go have a nice relaxing cup of tea!

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