I've been drinking green tea to help with CM, but I was wondering (since I don't really like green tea) if I only need to drink it before I O, or if I should be drinking it all the time? Anybody know?
Originally Posted by ann109
I drank it primarily from AF through O. I love the stuff though. My favorite was a green tea with red antioxidants: red rooibis,lycopene, anthocyanins(?).
That alone would significanlty increase my EWCM.
Originally Posted by poetgirl
Green tea should be enjoyed as a supplement between AF to O, then stop due to the folic acid issue. If you don't like the taste of it, it is available as a pill "green tea extract." This is what is in the Stanford Fertility Blend. It can also be iced and drank quite liberally. I ice a moroccan mint green tea and it's amazing. Drinking it for the FP should not pose a folic acid issue, but it's not recommended once you are pregnant (or could be). In addition, keep well hydrated in general, helps the overall cm.
Originally Posted by lovbeingamommy
I posted a very similar question about green tea in the pregnancy forum yesterday. A mama that answered stated that green tea blocks the absorbtion of folic acid in the body. That makes me nervous...I've never heard of that before so I will be researching today. I am currently TTC #2 and I drink about 4-6 8oz cups per day.
Originally Posted by Amydoula
This is good info....I think I'll be cautious and skip the green tea completely. Anyone know of bad side effects for EPO? I know it can't be taken after O but I'm going to start charting this coming month so I'll know exactly when to stop.
Originally Posted by apecaut
Ok, after reading this thread I have a quickie question. So what teas out there are safe to consume all through TTC (even once pregnant)? I really enjoy tea and I'd like to find one I can buy that I don't have to worry about stopping at a certain time.
Maybe I should start a separate thread....