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Is it safe to drink green tea while pregnant?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes & no
Green tea with caffeine is a category c drug that is probably ok in moderation early in pregnancy but worrisome as you approach term.The newborns system cannot metabolize it easily (1 wk to eliminate 1/2) & they can get jittery, fussy.
Pregnancy is a time to consider anything you eat/drink for the health promotion value.There are decaf green teas out there.

In brief: Yes & no
Green tea with caffeine is a category c drug that is probably ok in moderation early in pregnancy but worrisome as you approach term.The newborns system cannot metabolize it easily (1 wk to eliminate 1/2) & they can get jittery, fussy.
Pregnancy is a time to consider anything you eat/drink for the health promotion value.There are decaf green teas out there.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Green tea has caffeine in it so should be avoided, just like coffee and caffeinated sodas.
Try switching to herbal teas or find a green tea that specifically says it is decaffeinated.

In brief: No
Green tea has caffeine in it so should be avoided, just like coffee and caffeinated sodas.
Try switching to herbal teas or find a green tea that specifically says it is decaffeinated.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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