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Will I ever drink tea again? Please say yes

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Millie26 Mon 08-Sep-08 15:09:27

I have totally gone off tea since week 5 (now 13wks).

I am genuinely a bit upset about this as really loved my Earl grey, endless redbush and nice cup of decaff in the evenings.

Does the love of tea come back??

beansprout Mon 08-Sep-08 15:10:46

I went right off coffee and now have to limit myself again. It will return, don't worry!!

MrsMattie Mon 08-Sep-08 15:11:53

Yes! Went off tea from 5 week s-20 weeks - now 29 weeks and consuming 2-3 cups a day and am trying to cut down!

expatinscotland Mon 08-Sep-08 15:12:16

am 32 weeks and still off the tea and coffee.

but i know that cuppa i have right after he's born is going to be heaven.

wonderstuff Mon 08-Sep-08 15:12:19

I like tea, but only with sugar and I didn't have sugar in it before pg. A friend told me she permanently went off red wine, which scared me somewhat but thankfully my taste for alchol returned unscathed after pg!

hazeyjane Mon 08-Sep-08 15:12:52

I am still off earlgrey, and my dd2 is 15 months. I developed a love of strong, sweet 'hospital' tea instead, but I blame that on having 2 babies in 2 years, so quite a bit of time in hospital!

Jazzicatz Mon 08-Sep-08 15:15:35

Couldn't drink teas at all throughout both of my pregnancies - as soon as I had them I could drink it again!

Cosmogirl Mon 08-Sep-08 15:15:53

I never drank tea or coffee but am 11 weeks and currently off nearly all foods and most drinks.. It is seriously starting to get me down I just want to be able to resume a 'normal' diet!! Is that so much to ask?! Sorry blush the nausea is driving me cuckoo today....

cathym Mon 08-Sep-08 15:18:13

I used to drink loads of redbush and finding it really difficult to drink now. It might be because I am pregnant, or maybe my colleagues are right and its just disgusting

expatthanksforallyourhelp Mon 08-Sep-08 15:36:58

millie your love of tea will come backsmile
maybe not till after half way though if your anything like me.
don't mind if i write a secret message to expat on here do you?

expatthanksforallyourhelp Mon 08-Sep-08 15:41:32

expat, i hope you get to see this, i think you will know who it is due to my shocking spelling and grammer, i couldn't type much more on that other thread as dh went searching and discovered it, because he though it was everyone up here winding me and upsetting him.
yet again nothing to with him.
just wanted to say thanks so much for all you help, it really did help me let off steam talkiing to you guys about it esp you.
and i did not want you to think i had not really left you much of a reply on that other thread but i bet dh will look at it.

penona Mon 08-Sep-08 15:49:24

Poor you Millie. I had severe hyperemsis with my pg so couldn't eat or drink anything. I so missed tea it was awful. I couldn't imagine it ever going but.... I had a c section in the end, and the next day had tea, cake, pasta with a garlic sauce, pizza.... mmm. I just ate and ate! It was fabulous! (although I am now a stone heavier than before, so recommend stopping eating at some point...)

So yes, it will come back. And you can have a nice biccie with it too, being a new mum and all smile

expatinscotland Mon 08-Sep-08 16:38:44

no worries! just glad to have been of help.

DS is so high in my uterus at present LOTS of my fav foods have had to go by the wayside.

i'm hungry and miss them, but it also means i won't have very much weight to lose once he's here .

spugs Mon 08-Sep-08 17:02:33

i went off tea with all 3 of my pregnancys. with the first 2 i started drinking it again fairly quickly but 5mths down the line after no 3 i still cant stand it. sorry

pleasechange Mon 08-Sep-08 17:04:27

I only wanted to drink tea again after the birth. Like you though during pg I thought I would never drink it again. Oddly though some of the foods I went off in pregnancy I still can't eat - spinach, salmon spring to mind

Millie26 Mon 08-Sep-08 17:11:44

It's weird isnt it? Thanks for all your replies.

Hopefully I'll be one of those that gets the craving back. Drinking redbush was how I stayed hydrated as really hate drinking water.

Oh well, I'd rather have a baby than a cup of tea if given the choice grin

ajm200 Mon 08-Sep-08 17:46:00

Maybe.. but I still can't face some things I went off while expecting DS 2 years ago!

I hope your taste for tea returns.

LazyLinePainterJane Mon 08-Sep-08 17:51:19

I went off it as well, kept having DH make me cups and then not being able to face drinking them. It was AWFUL. am back on now, probably started again at about 22 weeks.

Also went off sausages in both pregnancies.

janeite Mon 08-Sep-08 17:51:25

I went off tea with dd2, who is now 11. I still can't drink "normal" tea but now love Earl Grey, which I didn't like before.

laweaselmys Mon 08-Sep-08 20:09:57

Just to be odd. I didn't use to like tea but I have been craving (and drinking and very much enjoying) at least a cup of earl grey a day throughout my PG.

I'm hoping it won't go away and start tasting disgusting again once DC is born, as I'm getting rather fond of tea...

Minniethemoocher Tue 09-Sep-08 10:31:56

I am totally off tea and coffee - not a bad thing as I have anemia and the tannins in tea can bind with iron and stop absorption. I also have lovely white teeth with no staining!

Can't stand the smell of tea, can just about manage a very weak milky coffee if I have to drink one to be polite...

minko Tue 09-Sep-08 10:34:18

I went off tea too whilst pregnant with DS who's now 2. Never really got into it again, am now a hardened coffee drinker. Quite miss tea though but just don't fancy it anymore. Weird.

snorris Tue 09-Sep-08 10:51:04

I always go off tea when I'm pregnant. So far I've gone back to drinking it after giving birth. However when I was pg with dd4 I went right off the taste of artificial sweeteners and I still can't bear the taste now. This pregnancy I can't stand the taste of wine-I'm hoping that doesn't continue afterwards shockwink.

Imnotok Tue 09-Sep-08 10:54:13

I went off normal tea when I was pregnant with dd 3 years ago I still can't amke dp one or even smell a cup of tea without feeling ill sorry.
I do drink earl grey ,green tea and mint tea though and happily drank green tea with lemon all the way through my pregnancy.

Minniethemoocher Tue 09-Sep-08 13:56:26

Wish that I had gone off wine....I haven't had a drink during pregnancy, but really, really fancy the odd glass of red!

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