The list of things that women should and shouldn't eat or drink during pregnancy can be a source of confusion and hard to keep track of.
You know caffeine is something that you need to steer clear of or have a minimum quantity of it during pregnancy. To help ditch the coffee cravings, some pregnant women decide to turn to herbal teas instead.
However, are herbal teas really safe to drink during pregnancy or are they as harmful? There is just not a lot of information out there on the effects of herbs during pregnancy.
The FDA advises women to avoid taking herbs during pregnancy, as they are unsure of the effects that these herbs can have in the body of a pregnant lady.
There's not been enough of research done on this subject relating to its safety in pregnancy to say that it's okay to drink herbal teas during pregnancy.
Majority of the brand name herbal teas like peppermint tea, lemon tea or ginger root tea, which you may find in your supermarket are likely to be safe to drink during pregnancy so long as you're not drinking them in substantial amounts.
There are various teas available in the market that are made specially for pregnant women. While they might be safe to be consumed during pregnancy, like other herbal teas, there is not enough information to support these claims.
Before drinking teas advertised for pregnancy, you might wish to read over the ingredients first or consult your doctor or midwife.
Green tea is just another popular tea that women who are pregnant wonder about, but it's not really a herbal tea.
If you choose to drink green tea as an alternative to caffeinated teas or coffees, remember that it's not considered as a herbal tea and it's also not caffeine free.
Therefore, there still are some disagreements over whether it's safe to drink tea, specially herbal teas, during pregnancy or not.
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