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Fetacat Mon 29-Apr-13 20:19:35

Before becoming pregnant I used to enjoy 1 cup of camomile tea every night before bed and it was lovely. After finding out I looked on the internet and there are a lot of people saying that you should avoid camomile tea as it is a herbal tea and there isn't much research into the possible effects of it in pregnancy.

However today I asked my midwives opinion and she said it was absolutely fine.

Now do I listen to my midwife or do I listen to the abstracts I found on Medline that I only half understood..

Does anyone else drink camomile tea?

Also I kinda thought maybe if I was going to have the odd cup best to wait til 2nd and 3rd trimester?

cupcake78 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:28:23

I do, 32 wks pregnant and I've been fine!

Choccybaby Mon 29-Apr-13 20:30:09

Is there nothing we can safely eat/drink??

I've been drinking fruit, mint and camomile teas this and last pregnancy and haven't had any problems so far.

According to the NHS website up to 4 cups of camomile tea a day is safe in pregnancy (they looked at the medline stuff by the looks of it).

Fetacat Mon 29-Apr-13 20:38:08

oh that is great news choccybaby I am going to celebrate now with a cup of camomile tea!! thanks!

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