Before the announcement of your pregnancy, were you a heavy drinker of tea, coffee, or herbal tea? Can you continue the pregnancy coffee? Should you limit yourself? Change your habits?
We will enlighten you on the subject! Pregnancy is a time when you question everything! It’s normal; your instinct as a mother wolf wants the best for your baby! Today, it unravels for you right from wrong on pregnancy teas, the coffee, the tea, and other drinks …
1. Should I stop drinking coffee throughout pregnancy?
Today, no study shows a major impact of caffeine on the health of the baby in utero. In the absence of studies, however, caution is required! The European health authority recommends limiting your daily intake to less than 200mg of caffeine per day, or about two large cups of coffee, or three espressos. And because nature is well made, many of us simply do not want to drink coffee during the first months of pregnancy… Thanks for nausea!
2. Which tea to drink during my pregnancy and which to avoid?
Coffee and tea during pregnancy… Same fight! Tea also contains caffeine. The recommendations are, therefore, the same as for coffee consumption during pregnancy.
On average, do not consume more than three cups of tea per day.
The best practice for tea during pregnancy is to avoid consuming it with a meal. This prevents the proper absorption of iron, which is very valuable for pregnant women and their babies.
And in all of this, let’s remember the good news: Rooibos will become your best friend! Despite its reputation as a “red tea,” Rooibos is not a tea and therefore does not contain theine *. Gourmet, round and sweet, its taste is never bitter. It is like the perfect “tea” during pregnancy.
*Did you know? Theine and caffeine are actually the same molecules!
3. Pregnancy herbal tea: which infusions to favor?
If you are a fan of tea or coffee and reducing your intake is not easy, herbal teas during pregnancy are a good alternative. They will bring you the little cocoon moment of a hot drink and the hydration your body needs!
So, pregnancy herbal teas: YES! But not just any herbal tea.
Among the plants to avoid:
- The red vine
It should be remembered that all the fruits infused in herbal tea are suitable during pregnancy: raspberry (the fruit, yes. Raspberry leaves are on the other hand to be consumed at the end of pregnancy only), strawberry, apple, peach, lemon …
4. Our herbal teas for a 100% pleasure and gourmet moment!
At Ocimum, we have designed 100% natural and organic herbal teas made from plants and fruits for a moment of relaxation and to accompany you throughout the day! We have selected ingredients validated by a scientific expert and guaranteed to be safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Discover La Câline: a fruity and tangy blend of Raspberry, Hibiscus, Chamomile, and Rooibos for a sweet and gourmet break.
Escape with La Sauvage: the perfect balance between the warm and sweet notes of rooibos, the aniseed scent of fennel, and the fresh and invigorating notes of verbena.
Two infusions to be enjoyed without moderation throughout the day for good hydration!
5. To conclude, what is the best pregnancy drink?
The idea is to vary the pleasures while providing your body with the water it needs. Indeed, water plays an important role in the good progress of your pregnancy. It helps prevent cramps, urinary tract infections, and constipation, among other things.
The INPES recommends consuming 2.5 liters of water per day during pregnancy with 1.5 liters made by the drinks (water, pregnancy teas, milk, coffee, and tea in moderation).