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March 2009 - Issue #4
Tea for Two - Safe Teas for Pregnancy
The March of Dimes recommends that women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant consume no more than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day (equal to about one 12-ounce cup of coffee a day). And some studies have found a link between caffeine and miscarriage.So, it might be time to ease off of the morning cups of coffee and even go easy on the black, green and white teas, which still contain caffeine.
It should be noted however that some herbal teas are not safe to drink during pregnancy. Chamomile tea, for instance, has been reported to have adverse effects on the uterus. Therefore chamomile tea should be avoided during pregnancy.More