It's been coffee lately. Partly out of habit partly out of taste. I do like RRL tea, though I heard it makes those prone to dry skin dryer--I don't know if that's true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">: I have been shying away from it for that reason. I have the driest skin in the south.
Usually, neither. I'm a soda drinker. I don't like hot beverages - I blame it on growing up in Florida? I do sometimes drink iced tea, but not on a regular basis. I'll get a coffee at a restaurant every once in a while, maybe 6-8 times a year.<br><br>
I have been drinking RRL tea throughout this pregnancy, not every day but almost. I was drinking it hot, but now I make it 2 quarts at a time and drink it iced, which I like much better.
I think she said not when pg because it has caffine in it (re<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/greenthumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="GreenThumb"> tea question).<br><br>
I hate coffee (I don't drink anything with caffine ever, personally) and I like teas (peppermint, peach, blueberry, etc).<br><br>
Question about the RRL - my MW last time said to wait until 36 weeks because it can bring on early labor - anyone else heard this?
Both! Coffee in the morning RRL tea in the afternoon. I just bought some RRL in bulk from Frontier, just waiting for it's arrival then I will start drinking more.<br><br>
MSAX- check out the RRL tribe in the I'm Pregnant Forum, it's great, basically it dispells the myth that RRL will bring on labor. It is not recommended if you are a high risk person, because it can cause toning contractions. But all in all it is a great tea for pg women. I have two good friends who drank it throughout their pregnancys and both ended up 3 hour labors from start to finish.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=347728" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=347728</a><br><br>
I have heard enough stories about RRL to make me believe there is something to it. And it seems the longer you drink it during pg the better chance it will effect the birth and recovery.
adn for those of you who are concerned about caffeine, there was a study reently that said moderate amounts of caffeine show no link to preterm birth or underweight babes, now maybe i just like this study because it still allows me my morning cup but i thought it was worth mentioning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
Yep all kinds here too. I have a couple cups of organic coffee some days and always a few cups of tea. Usually RRL, pg tea or white tea. I love it iced also and can drink lots of strong iced RRL in the summer.<br><br>
MSAX there is at least one study on pubmed about RRL and it said it decreases the likelihood of pre and post-term gestation.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is there some reason to not drink green tea when pregnant?</div>
Yup, I don't have a great caffeine tolerance anyway (I actually hate coffee), but when pg even more so. Generally, when not pg, I drink green tea a few times a week though for its antioxidant properties.
do you drink it with milk like it suggests on most boxes or not?<br><br>
I have about 20 different types of teas in my cupboard. everything from black tea with lemon to mango tea.<br><br>
I'm going to try the rrl tea. it sounds really good Where should I buy it? Do I need ot go to a health food store?
I LOVE LOVE coffee. I only have it on the weekends though when DH makes it so that we can enjoy our coffee together. I do love my soda though. I did give up diet coke though which was hard and went to regular. I limit it though.<br><br>
I do love tea though too but I LOVE sweet tea. Growing up in the south will do that too you. Its decaf though.