Is It Safe To Drink Matcha Green Tea During Pregnancy? - Teaologists

Is It Safe To Drink Matcha Green Tea During Pregnancy?

by Drew Richardson February 10, 2016

Is It Safe To Drink Matcha Green Tea During Pregnancy?

It’s quite common for expecting mothers to want to know whether what dietary changes are necessary or recommended to promote wellness and energy levels.

One question that Teaologists get asked a lot is whether it's still possible to drink Matcha tea when pregnant. 

So if you are an expecting mother, or researching on behalf of one and you love Matcha green tea for its wonderful health benefits, this post is for you. 

Being pregnant means you have to steer clear of many things you like to eat and drink to ensure that your baby is perfectly healthy when it’s born. For the lady Matcha lovers out there, whether it’s safe to drink Matcha during pregnancy is a big concern.

At Teaologists, we care about your health and your baby’s. Let us shed some light on this and let you know things that are important for yourself and your soon-to-be-born baby.

Matcha Tea Pregnant

Matcha is the healthiest beverage on earth. It is chock-full of antioxidants which are extremely healthy for you and your soon-to-be-born bundle of joy.

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Well, it's safe to drink until you keep the intake to around 200mg per day, although, you should know that Matcha releases caffeine into your bloodstream much slower than coffee does.

To be on the safe side, and taking into account the other foods and beverages containing caffeine that you might eat and drink during pregnancy, we would advise you to limit your Matcha intake to 1 cup a day.

Pregnancy Matcha Tea

Listen to Your Body

However, pay attention to the signals your body is sending you. Every human being is different in the way which caffeine affects them. If you feel any kind of discomfort, stop the intake immediately and consult your doctor.

Since babies absorb all their nutrition from their mothers, pregnant women need to be very careful about where they get their nutrition from and just how much is the right amount.

What if I cross the limit accidentally?

You needn't worry about that really, because to cross the limit, you would have to drink around 6 cups of Matcha a day. That is, of course, assuming you don't take caffeine from any other source.

Is there Anything I should avoid during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body is vulnerable to a variety of threats, and not all of them are posed by caffeine.

Here's a list of 5 foods and beverages to avoid when you're expecting.

  1. Alcohol
  2. Smoking
  3. Certain over-the-counter prescription drugs: talk to your doctor about prescription medicines as soon as you find out that you're pregnant.
  4. Vitamin A supplements: Taking these could lead to birth defects
  5. Fish: Eating fish when you're expecting could be deadly, as fish is laden with methylmercury – a component which has been found to hinder brain development of unborn children.

    Teaologists Matcha Tea Pregnant

Other things that you should be wary of when pregnant:

  • Wearing skirts or shorts in the countryside: Areas like the countryside tend to have much more insects than the cities. So, if you plan to visit there before the baby is born, make sure to cover your legs. Exposed legs can attract tick bites which could lead to lyme disease. And we all know how fatal lyme disease is for a foetus.
  • Reptiles: Make sure to stay away from reptiles when you are pregnant. Reptiles are a threat because they can transmit salmonella virus to your unborn child.

What about when breastfeeding?

Like everyone else, it’s natural for lactating mothers to crave certain foods and drinks. It’s safe to eat and drink healthy foods and beverages like Matcha tea in moderation. But it’s wise to keep an eye on your baby’s body dynamics. If you notice changes in your baby’s sleep cycle, stop drinking Matcha for sometime.

Though, caffeine is not the only thing you should watch out for. Matcha contains a lot of phytonutrients which are beneficial for your body but no so much for your child's. But keep in mind that it's not just about the caffeine and phytonutrients. It's about the overall wellbeing of the mother.

If you're healthy, your child will be healthy. If a cup or two of Matcha makes you happy, it'll make your baby happy as well.

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Drew Richardson
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