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March 19th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Do you drink any herbal teas? I am a big tea drinker usually and since I'm trying not to have much caffeine, I've switched to herbal teas like peppermint, raspberry leaf tea or just fruity types... Today I'm drinking chamomille to help with my cold.
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March 19th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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I usually drink herbal teas when I'm not pregnant, but I've really only been drinking sweet tea, which totally doesn't count! haha.

I know there is a lot of conflicting information on herbal teas and pregnancy, which makes it confusing to decide what to drink/what not to drink. I drank red raspberry leaf tea for a few months before we conceived, and then stopped when I got pregnant. And am waiting to start drinking it again. I didn't start drinking it until well into my 3rd trimester with DD.
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March 19th, 2012, 09:09 AM
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I know some say it's okay, some say it's not, but I've heard from a lot of people that red raspberry leaf tea is really good throughout the whole pregnancy. My massage therapist keeps telling me that, as well as a doula told me that a while back.
I just found this site too that has a list of the teas that are most likely safe:
Drinking Herbal tea during Pregnancy : American Pregnancy Association : American Pregnancy Association

Where I come from everyone drinks chamomille and peppermint tea all the time, so my body is definitely used to it. It's funny that some sites recommend black or green tea as safer than herbal teas, when they obviously have caffeine, so to me peppermint sounds safer than black tea.
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March 19th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I too heard both about red raspberry leaf tea. I am going to wait till later in my pregnancy to start it.

I was drinking peppermint tea for girl sway, but since getting pregnant I have stopped drinking all teas, just because I am not really a tea drinker.
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March 19th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I'm a big herbal tea drinker, too. I try to stay away from the black and green teas b/c of the caf content, but I've heard that white and rooibos teas are mostly low caf and decaf. My current favorite is Teavana's Peach Tranquility. I hadn't heard about the red raspberry leaf tea...I'll have to check into it!

I think if I was really hooked on a black or green tea and couldn't do without it, I'd steep the leaves for 20-30 seconds, throw out the tea and steep the leaves again. It's supposed to get rid of most of the caffeine - and I'd still get my fix!
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March 19th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I love my teas as well and am really missing the mint green tea, but am drinking Rooibos (mostly found in SA) and enjoying it. I do miss all the fruity teas but find that they are too flavourful at the moment.
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March 19th, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I LOVE peppermint tea, its the only hot drink i have. When i was having bad morning sickness i was drinking it daily. Now i am just drinking water with a splash of lemon or lime juice in it.

TEVANA rocks! I have had a ton of there cold caffeine free tea's, the peach one is yummy. I was told to mix 2 kinds together and that was even better but cant remember which ones they were now.
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March 19th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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I'm not a big tea drinker. But when my nausea gets really bad a hot cup of Chamomile helps. I also like Echinacea tea. With all of the conflicting info on herbal teas, I don't go overboard.
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