Herbal Tea and Pregnancy
Tea, Pregnancy and safe Herbs
Herbal tea and pregnancy is something that you must be very cautious about. Some herbal teas can harm you and your baby while you are pregnant.
Herbal Tea During Pregnancy
It is safe to drink certain types of herbal teas during pregnancy. Black Tea and Green Tea during pregnancy should be avoided unless you are drinking decaf, simply due to the caffeine content.
Learn How to Decaffeinate your Tea
As mentioned caffeine intake is of concern when you are pregnant. To learn how to make your own decaffeinated tea, follow these instructions.
Health Authorities, Tea & Pregnancy
There are no U.S. regulations that address herbal teas and pregnancy however, Canadian Health Authorities have approved only the following herbal teas as safe to drink while pregnant.
The links in the list above go to our herb description pages where you will find more herbal safety information and a recipe for each of the herbs.
It is quite a small list when you think about all the herbal teas out there today.
Some herbs are known to stimulate the uterus and this is why they should be avoided during pregnancy. Chamomile is one of these herbs. Avoid Chamomile Herbal Tea during pregnancy.
Herbal Tea during pregnancy is a complicated matter and there is conflicting information on the Internet and in other reference materials.
If you are in doubt about a certain herb or pregnancy tea, check with your medical practitioner for their advice. It is always better to ask before rather than question something you may have done.
More Tea and Preganancy Information
We have some other articles you may want to read to further understand the relationship of teas and your pregnancy.