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What effects, if any, does green tea have on a pregnancy or the baby inside?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Risks & benefits

Green tea is a good source of antioxidants which may help minimize the impact of environmental toxins on the developing baby.
However, it has caffeine & 200 mg of caffeine (found in 25 oz. Of green tea) may double risk of miscarriage.Green tea can also reduce absorption of iron & folic acid. So best to minimize in 1st trimester, use decaf or less than 3 cups/day, and avoid with meals & supplements.

In brief: Risks & benefits

Green tea is a good source of antioxidants which may help minimize the impact of environmental toxins on the developing baby.
However, it has caffeine & 200 mg of caffeine (found in 25 oz. Of green tea) may double risk of miscarriage.Green tea can also reduce absorption of iron & folic acid. So best to minimize in 1st trimester, use decaf or less than 3 cups/day, and avoid with meals & supplements.
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