I know this is an old thread - but in case anyone else happens upon it as I have. I was drinking 5-8 cups of green and herbal teas a day before I became pregnant. I was pretty destroyed when I discovered there are so many things that we are advised to avoid in order to err on the side of caution.
Well - with morning sickness - and extreme fatigue - I haven't been able to work out like I used to AND I've not been able to resort to my second comfort which is tea... So, I started craving all sorts of JUNK FOOD - and I can only guess as a comfort mechanism due to all the sickness and tired feelings.
I'm so over it - I'm just going to go with "moderation" as a policy, because this is getting ridiculous. Surely - some Tea formulated for pregnant mothers, taken in moderation is better than be pigging out on junk food....
So I had some of Yogi's Mother to Be Tea - and it is DELICIOUS!!! I am afraid I shall want to drink more than a couple cups a day ;)
Pregnancy Police is on notice from me. lol All your friends will tell you that you should have what your body is craving - because that's what you need. I also call bull#$%^ on this one too. I doubt my blue berry sized embryo "needs" highly processed JUNK food and sugar-filled candy...but that's what I'm craving.
I would just say GET over it and live your life a little - no one is turning away pregnant women from McDonald's - but I suspect that kind of food is MUCH worse for them than a little cup of tea.