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I have been drinking mint tea like CRAZY... it helps with the nausea AND it counts towards my water intake.<br><br>
But today, I was out with a (pg) friend who said she heard it can cause m/c.<br><br>
I have never ever heard this, and Googling turned up NOTHING, except perhaps one site selling an herbal tea that did not recommend Wintergreen for pregnancy.<br><br>
Has anyone else heard of this...?
 

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Well I just picked up a handy little reference guide to food during pregnancy, and in it it says that many herbal teas (including peppermint) are fine to consume during pregnancy.<br><br>
It just said in moderation (which I don't really know how to quantify that) because peppermint tea can cause contractions.<br><br>
It also said Chamomile, Red Rasperry, Ginger Root were good for pregnancy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well I just picked up a handy little reference guide to food during pregnancy, and in it it says that many herbal teas (including peppermint) are fine to consume during pregnancy.<br><br>
It just said in moderation (which I don't really know how to quantify that) because peppermint tea can cause contractions.<br><br>
It also said Chamomile, Red Rasperry, Ginger Root were good for pregnancy.</div>
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I wish I knew that during my pg... pprmnt tea is my fav & I stopped drinking it during my pg...
 

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Yeah, I couldn't live without my teas...<br>
Most of what I've seen is reassuring. I emailed my friend to ask if she had actual FACTS bc it's mean to just say "it can cause mc" knowing my history. :-(<br>
She wasn't trying to be mean, just informative, but still...
 

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I was just given a print out by an herbalist of all herbs either safe, to be used with caution, to be used at the end only and those contraindicated during preganancy.<br><br>
According to this--peppermint is safe.<br>
Perhaps tonight when I have a bit of time, I'll type out the whole list and ask for it to be stickied. I think it is a good resource to have at hand.
 

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I think that would be a great resource! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I can't say for sure, but I have definitely heard that peppermint tea is recommended to help with nausea especially in the first trimester.
 
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