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Fruit tea - safe in pregnancy?

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broodylicious Tue 23-Aug-11 09:37:11

Morning lovely ladies! [waves] grin

Just a quick one - is it safe to drink fruit tea while i'm pregnant? I have cut out all caffeine (tried my once beloved diet coke twice = horrid sickness!) and fruit tea is one of the only drinks I can seem to cope with... but I don't want to be putting my baby at risk if they're not safe.


icravecheese Tue 23-Aug-11 09:43:57

Yes they're safe - I drank loads of fruit tea in first trimester as milk in normal (decaf!) tea made me feel very sick. I believe the only one to avoid is raspberry leaf tea (something to do with triggering uterine contractions). But I don't recall seeing this sold in the fruit tea multipack type things you can buy - they are usually all strawberry / mango / blackcurrant etc. Ooh yum, I might revisit my fruit tea craving now I've read this post! Enjoy!

KateeTheBump Tue 23-Aug-11 09:45:10

Fruit tea should be fine, just avoid the raspberry leaf tea until you're in your third trimester smile

Have you tried decaffeinated tea? Not quite as satisfying as a proper cuppa, but I got bored of all the fruit/mint/camomile ones quite quickly!

KateeTheBump Tue 23-Aug-11 09:45:33

x-post with icravecheese! grin

TopazMortmain Tue 23-Aug-11 11:41:14

Watch out for hibiscus in the ingredients as believe it should be avoided

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