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<p>So I've been drinking Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry tea for a few months - basically as something warm to drink instead of coffee.  I just happened to look at the ingredients this AM and saw that #1 is hibiscus.  I googled and yes, indeed, it is bad for ttc.  It apparently prevents implantation, prevents pregnancy, raises estrogen, and can cause miscarriage :(</p>
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<p>I had a Dec. miscarriage, during the time I was drinking the tea.  During this pregnancy is when I started drinking the tea.</p>
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<p>Last cycle was my first ovulation after m/c.  Despite a really amazing chart and pregnancy symptoms, I did not conceive.  And I was drinking lots of the tea, esp in my luteal phase - part of my attempt at relaxing/not stressing re ttc.</p>
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<p>Today is cd12, and I think I'm ovulating today.  I haven't had any tea in a few days.  I'm throwing my tea in the trash.</p>
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<p>Just wondering if anyone here has knowledge re hibiscus and if I should be able to conceive despite consuming hibiscus in my follicular phase?  It kind of seems that hibiscus in luteal phase would be the most hazardous - given that it prevents implantation and raises estrogen.  Just hoping I'm right.</p>
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<p>Thanks :)</p>
 

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<p><strong>Aprilshower</strong>, I really think you have nothing to worry about. (I know, easier said than done!) I looked into this issue because I also love this one flavor of Celestial Seasonings tea (Tension Tamer) that has Siberian ginseng in it, which is sometimes recommended and sometimes not while ttc/pg. Clesestial Seasonings says (pretty sure it's a FAQ somewhere on their website) that all their teas use herbs approved by the FDA as safe for general consumption, including consumption during pg. Now, I am a skeptic myself, and  I decided just to be on the safe side, that I'd stop drinking the tea I like while ttc. But I'm not really convinced it could harm me, just being extra cautious.</p>
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<p>Also, according to my specialist, the vast majority of first trimester losses are caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo. Few are caused even by hormonal stuff (like low progesterone) and very, very few are due to teratogens. I also wouldn't worry too much about the tea causing you not to conceive during your last cycle. If you have perfect fertility as a couple, including perfect timing, the odds of you conceiving are still, unfortunately, pretty low (human reproduction not being very efficient, to my constant consternation). Hopefully it will happen in the next one!</p>
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<p>Best of luck to you!</p>
 
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