So, I got the list from the OB that basically says I cannot eat anything I want to eat.
I am 12 weeks along.
Herbal teas are on the list. This really annoys me, I need something to drink besides water!!!! I don't do soda or pop, I cannot have wine or beer, I need to limit my coffee, I really want herbal tea! I do like sparkling water, and I drink it occasionally, but I don't like all the packaging involved and I really don't want to lug a bunch of cans to work.
I used to chug coffee all day long at work, i need something healthy to fill the void, without sugar.
Plus, I am really having a very hard time not over eating. Having a glass of iced herbal tea is a good way for me to satiate my need to consume something without calories (this is important because where I work, I can literally purchase any junk food I can imagine for a discount).
I have a nice selection of herbal celestial seasoning teas, Tangerine, Raspberry, Peppermint, ect in my desk. I am just not understanding how these can be harmful? Lately i have been having my teas, and telling myself that when they say no herbal tea, they mean "medicinal herbal". Also, I have been brewing them weakly. But prior to getting that list from the Dr. I was drinking a lot of herbal teas. now I am freaking out that I shouldn't have been drinking them.
I feel like I have to second guess everything I do, and later I change my mind and feel guilty. Does anyone have a list of herbal teas that ARE ok to have while pregnant??