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Decaffeinated green tea during pregnancy
Sushma82 posted:
Hello, I have a question regarding a possible intake of decaffeinated green tea. I am in the 23rd week of pregnancy and am worndering if this can be taken during pregnancy. Please assist.

Thank you.

Kay Johnson, CNM responded:
Women who have had medical problems associated with abnormalities in their clotting factors are told to avoid green tea. There are a few, rare medications that can interact with green tea, also. Those women taking those medications are told to avoid green tea.

Green tea, de-caffeinated or caffeinated, is otherwise safe to drink in pregnancy. There is some concern about the amount of caffeine that is safe. It's been recommended to limit the amount of caffeine to the equivalant of 1-2 cups of coffee a day. Most teas have much less.

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