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Posted by: Anthea | 2004/10/23

GREEN TEA AND PREGNANCY?

Hi
Can I drink Green Tea when pregnant? I am used to drinking loads a day, and am 4 weeks pregnant so, not sure if I can. Haven't had for a while, though

Please advise

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Green tea is fine. Everything should be taken in moderation though.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Kate | 2004/10/25

I does contain caffiene so it should be avoided.

I started drinking Five Roses Caffiene Free which tastes just like normal tea. I got so sick of drinking rooibos!!

I felt that it was most important to aviod caffiene in the first 12 weeks as this is when the baby is most vulnerable and developing the most.

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Posted by: Sweetypie | 2004/10/24

I am currently 22weeks pregnant and was also use to drinking loads of greentea before i fell pregnat.Although herbal teas are recommende for nausea and morning sickness i opt to stop with the greentea for now although i sometimes have a cup but not more than three cups per week,as greentea also contains caffeine.Hope this helps will aslo like to hear gynae doc' sview

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