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Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am......

Posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

Pregnant.

That's what I have been told. And apparently the reason is because it's cleansing. So?????

Can I or can't I drink green tea during pregnancy?

I was drinking it mainly for it's ability to help control my blood sugar level after meals, as sometimes after a heavy meal or one with carbs predominantly, I would get sugar cravings, but one cup of strong green tea, woukld fix tthat.

So anyone have any other ideas what I can take to keep blood sugar levels stable, and still be safe during pregnancy????



Re: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am......

Posted by Sapphire [422.532] on October 21, 2004 at 01:19:48:

In Reply to: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

Maria, are you pregnant!?? Or are you asking for the future when you become pregnant? Sorry if I missed the news from before.. if there was news, that is..

Sapphire



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

In Reply to: Re: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Sapphire [422.532] on October 21, 2004 at 01:19:48:

and very happy! Actually, we are both still on a high since getting the news!



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:25:23:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

I was a bit worried it was going to take me a while to get pregnant, as I am 34 now. But it took me about 2 weeks to get pregnant. Dang! I sure like trying though! ;-)



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by gabriella [180.890] on October 21, 2004 at 03:11:27:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

Congratulations Bliss now take good care!

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Re: Maria.......

Posted by June.one [253.4] on October 21, 2004 at 07:09:49:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:25:23:

Isn't it amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it? Congratulations! Are you going to look into Bradley method of childbirth? I know I've suggested it before. My husband got nearly as much out of it as I did and felt truely involved in the pregnancy as well as the birth.

Hope you have a good pregnancy.

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Re: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am......

Posted by DonnaW [302.465] on October 21, 2004 at 09:37:13:

In Reply to: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

Hi Bliss,

I have no idea about the green tea, but CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting. Please take good care of yourself, and keep us updated. . .

Happy for you,

Donna

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Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Sapphire [422.532] on October 21, 2004 at 10:41:30:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:25:23:

Congratulations, Maria, that's great news! Boy, when you put your mind to things, you sure get a lot accomplished in a mere two weeks!

Sapphire

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Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by WOW [1317.65] on October 21, 2004 at 12:07:57:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

Congratulations, Blissy!!
Can you find a caffeine free green tea? I think that might have been the reason you are not supposed to drink it.



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Barb [2737.74] on October 21, 2004 at 14:42:36:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

Congratulations!!! Wondered where you have been. How are You feeling?

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Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Naya [120.14] on October 21, 2004 at 15:14:58:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:23:33:

Hi Blissy girl! Well, congratuations! Wow! Teach that baby to dance!

All the best,
Naya



DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on October 21, 2004 at 16:30:21:

In Reply to: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

go to google. put in
abortificant herbs "green tea"

it returns only one site, a long download that has color highlights of the search terms. scan down to where green tea is covered and it'll tell you all about why not to take it. Besides being bad for pregnancy, it's bad for infant iron metabolism, and a fetus may qualify as an infant for this purpose. I didn't see anything about using it while nursing, but, to be on the safe side, I don't think you should, because of the iron metabolism thing. When you have time, read the whole download, because other herbs are bad for pregnancy- including St John's Wort and many others.



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 21, 2004 at 18:29:03:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by WOW [1317.65] on October 21, 2004 at 12:07:57:

found a second bad thing in it on a website. Theo-something-interferes with iron metabolism in infants and,presumably, in fetuses.



Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by WOW [1317.65] on October 21, 2004 at 18:59:58:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 21, 2004 at 18:29:03:

I didn't know that. I just figured it was because of the caffeine.



Re: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am......

Posted by D [15.1516] on October 21, 2004 at 19:25:08:

In Reply to: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

Congratulations and may your pregnancy be bliss-ful

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Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 19:41:53:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by Naya [120.14] on October 21, 2004 at 15:14:58:

My baby will have rythmn in her blood! ;-)

Yep, I have a feeling it could be a girl.

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Re: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA

Posted by Tia-maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 19:43:04:

In Reply to: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA posted by ANN [1003.516] on October 21, 2004 at 16:30:21:

Thanks anne

does it matter that I drank it before i knew i was pregnant, even though iwas pregnant?



Re: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA

Posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 19:45:33:

In Reply to: Re: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA posted by Tia-maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 19:43:04:

Also I started taking a pregnancy vitamin/mineral suppplement as soon as we started trying, which has added iron and folic acid, and all that good stuff foetuses need to thrive.

So if iron is a problem with green tea, maybe cos i was taking the supplement wont make such a big diff????



Re: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA

Posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 21, 2004 at 20:06:14:

In Reply to: Re: DO NOT DRINK GREEN TEA posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 19:45:33:

Probably sufficient to stop early. I don't really know WHEN the baby's metabolism forms, but I would expect it to be later-maybe you can find that info in The well-pregnancy book or other book that deals with stages of the baby. I found the book a handy reference throughout pregnancy.

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Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now.......

Posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 21, 2004 at 20:15:47:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, Sapphire, I am About a Month Pregnant Now....... posted by WOW [1317.65] on October 21, 2004 at 18:59:58:

I just learned it today, too

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controlling blod sugar

Posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 22, 2004 at 12:15:16:

In Reply to: Why Can't I drink Green Tea Just Cos I am...... posted by Tia-Maria [4.4] on October 21, 2004 at 01:10:44:

you might want to read The Glucose Revolution. A diet of low glycemic index foods helps avoid spikes in blood sugar. They have lists of foods and glycemic values. Also, fat and acid help reduce glycemic index. Oil and vinegar on your salad would help control some of the other food at that meal. Baked otatoes have a high glycemic index, but butter or sour cream should lower it a little. Potato chips have a lower glycemic index that baked potatoes, due to the fat in the chips. One of my kids likes yellow mustard on french fries and mustard has a lot of vinegar, plus the fat in the fries, seems to be why that doesn't affect his blood sugar much.
I've heard some cultures use vinegar on their french fries instead of ketchup (the US preference), and that would reduce their glycemic effect. Beans and pea soup or lentil soup have low glycemic effect, as does yogurt.



Re: controlling blod sugar (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on October 23, 2004 at 08:15:02:

In Reply to: controlling blod sugar posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 22, 2004 at 12:15:16:

Thanks, Ann!

Walt

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Re: controlling blod sugar

Posted by gabriella [87.890] on October 23, 2004 at 12:31:06:

In Reply to: controlling blod sugar posted by ANN [1077.516] on October 22, 2004 at 12:15:16:

"I've heard some cultures use vinegar on their french fries instead of ketchup"

Like fish and chips.

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