Hi all, I used to be a member here years ago and recently came up with a question that I didn't think I could get a good answer for elsewhere...so, I'm back....I am FINALLY "successfully" pregnant with baby number 4 after a lot of years of struggle and many, many losses. Things are looking great with about 5 months to go.
However, I was drinking strawberry and trilogy Synergy kombucha tea at the beginning of my pregnancy (up until about 7 weeks). Maybe one to three bottles a week, sometimes shared with my little ones. I had been drinking it regularly before my pregnancy because I feel like it has helped me with a lot of health issues and I just feel better (more energy, better digestion, less candida trouble, etc) when I drink it. I stopped drinking it after about 7 weeks but then have shared a few bottles with my children over the last week (nearing 20 weeks) and I realized I might be harming my baby. I am not an alcohol drinker (never had a beer or wine or anything like that in my life) so this NEVER occurred to me until too late...
Have I done something horrible?!! The alcohol content never even occurred to me!!! After all of our struggles to get this baby I feel like if I mess up even the tiniest bit I will lose or hurt this baby. I am usually a pretty cautious person in pregnancy and I feel so stupid now. I can't find much info one way or another online and I don't really have anyone to ask because everyone says "ask your doctor" and my doctor doesn't know ANYTHING about anything truly healthy or natural. (I'm not staying with them, FWIW!) Does anyone have any insight on this???
I just can't believe I never even gave it any thought, after all we've gone through to get this baby, you'd think I would have considered every miniscule little thing. :(
(please don't flame me, I'm beating myself up enough over this already)