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628735 tn?1273875777

green tea????

whats everyone's thoughts on drinking green tea while TTC and during pregnancy?
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589816 tn?1332976771
I haven't really looked it up but I have heard conflicting things about it...I love green tea. I usually have a cup every night so I'm curious what to think about that too.
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I've also seen conflicting things, like yes it's great and no it's horrible.  So I don't know what to tell you.  I don't drink tea, but I was looking at weight loss products and all them have green tea in them, so I decided to stay away from them.
662447 tn?1333296146
green tea has a lot of cafeine (I can't spell and no spell check on my phone sorry)any way I read cafeine is good for conception in the form of tea and coffee but not sodas. A moderate amount is okay during preg but it may contribute to spontaneous mc. I didn't touch it when I was preg but I'm here so we all know how that turned out. I think of it as a stimulant that is why it is in diet drugs it curbs hunger and gives energy but it raises your heart rate and if u are preg it raises babys too that can't be good for such a small little heart. Just my thoughts.    
628735 tn?1273875777
now its getting colder im wanting hot drinks. i do like soy Latte but try to stay away form it. I guess ill try and at least limit my green tea intake and maybe stick with hot chocolate.
646038 tn?1268395986
Ok, so did a little looking and green tea has a lot of caffiene in it. At Starbucks you can get a green herbal tea that is called "refresh" it has a minty hint to it just like green tea. Hope this helps...but being green tea is used in ALOT of diet meds/potions I would suggest staying clear from it. :-)

628735 tn?1273875777
thanks for all your replies. im going to find an alternative to green tea.  
646038 tn?1268395986
oops...i didn't put that the Refresh tea bags from starbucks are caffiene free. they have a couple outher green options as well...
628735 tn?1273875777
i might be so tempted to get a soy latte if i go there but ill check out the teas... be cheaper anyways!!!!
628735 tn?1273875777
I got a pregnancy tea today to try. any thoughts on these so called pregnancy teas?
it says to have three a day and to stop drinking it after 35 weeks gestation.
650416 tn?1274711495
how is that pregnancy tea nunu? what are the benefits?
628735 tn?1273875777
I had one last night and couldn't get to sleep. it is caffeine free so not sure if it was something in the tee or just a bad night. I hardly ever have trouble falling to sleep.
I had another one this morning and now im having bad AF cramps but with no AF... again! once again not sure if it is the tea or not. When i went back for another ultrasound last week when they fond the cyst had burst the dr said my cervix was still open and hadn't closed up again so i cant imagine it has closed since then and stopping AF to flow again. I would only ever get cramps right when AF started or even after so Im a little worried about it.
Im going to stop drinking it for a bit and see what happens.
I might ask the Dr if its ok to drink while TTC other than that it tastes really good!
640548 tn?1340553355
I love green tea but when I was researching it while I was pregnant I found that it contains egcg, which is the stuff that's good for fighting cancer, but it inhibits the body's ability to use folate.  My brother had spina bifida and I know that folic acid intake is a big preventer of neural tube defects so I wouldn't drink it at all until after the first trimester.
628735 tn?1273875777
wow that is good to know! thank you for the info!
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