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Hibiscus Tea During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Teas & Pregnancy: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one I can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more
Hard to say:
As it depends on the type of tea, herbal vs non-herbal, and within herbal, it depends on the "herbs" included. In general most commercial teas are felt to be safe as long as consumed in moderation. But you'd be best reviewing the types of tea that you are consuming or would like to. Another great resource is: http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/
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I am 37 weeks pregnant and drank an 8 oz glass of hibiscus tea. It's the first tea I've drank since pregnancy started. Should I go to ER?
Problems?: Are you having any side effects from drinking the tea? You can certainly go to the ER to be checked out (they will send you to L&D) but you did not mention any problems. Just drinking tea is not a cause for a hospital trip. ...Read more
Yes, but nobody...: Nobody knows the answer to such a question because each chai tea is made differently, each person drinks a different amount of tea, etc. Various brands of various teas, whether they be chai, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, etc., have differing amounts of caffeine and other tea leaf chemicals in them. It's hard to imagine 1 cup of any commercially-packaged tea causing a problem... but "drink in moderation". ...Read more
Small amounts ok: Keep to a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, which is about three or four cups of green tea, depending on how long it is steeped. This limit should include all sources of caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, sodas, etc. Large amounts of green tea may diminish your absorption of folic acid and iron. One or two cups of matcha tea taken away from meals should be ok ...Read more
What are the benefits of raspberry leaf tea or capsules during pregnancy and labour? Midwifes assure me it makes labour easier, if so how?
Proven benefits,? how:
Red raspberry leaf tea has been used since ancient times and modern research confirms it reduces time of labor and birth, lessens pain and reduces the need for Cesarian sections. How it does this is not fully known but is almost certainly related to the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it contains. See
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http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10754818 ...Read more
That depends on: Which tea you are talking about. T is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. ...Read more
Limit: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Chamomile should not be used in large quantities (like extract) Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, > ...Read more
No- Check with doc: Feiyan tea varies in composition between brands. There are some herbs that are not recommended in pregnancy. Check with your doc before taking, and if the answer is no, don't drink it. Read this article about herbs in pregnancy: http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancy-health/herbs-and-pregnancy/ ...Read more
Avoid Nutrasweet: Beware of nutrasweet and splenda. Nutrasweet is metabolized to methanol and formaldehyde, neither of which are safe. Splenda is not quite as bad, but still not preferred. Stevia is natural and safe, but can have a slight aftertaste. Many stevia powders have fillers, but can also be found pure. ...Read more
Saffron in pregnancy: There isn't much research data on saffron in pregnancy, so it's recommended that pregnant women not use it. Tradtionially, saffron was used for abortions -- another reason not to use it. On the remote possibility that you're considering abortion though, this would not be a safe way to do it. Please talk with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Non caffiene: I would stay with normal decaffinated teas. Little is know about herbal teas. ...Read more
No one knows 4 sure:
No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html
No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on. ...Read more
Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read more
What sort of tea: Most teas and milk should be fine during pregnancy, although you should avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages because of known and possible effects. Also, there may be herbs which might affect your pregnancy. The best answer is to speak to your ob/gyn or midwife. ...Read more
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