How many cups of HotTea Mama Tea are ok when you're pregnant?

You should control the amount of tea you drink when pregnant, HotTea Mama advises 3 cups of any tea per day in line with NHS guidelines.

If you're pregnant and wondering how many cups of our tea it is safe to have a day, we strongly advise following NHS guidelines for all herbals teas.

The NHS in Scotland advises no more than 4, and the NHS in England gives the same advice here.  This is simply as the research into their long term effects on pregnancy is limited.  So it's best to follow these guidelines - especially if you're pregnant.

There are no signs at all that herbal/fruit teas drunk in this quantity are dangerous.  As with most things in life, moderation is key. 

The only tea in our range that you should avoid until you're 32 weeks pregnant is The Final Push.  This contains raspberry leaf which makes the muscles in your uterus contract a little bit.

You may see many 'pregnancy teas' online that contain raspberry leaf tea, and these blends should be avoided - they pose a tiny risk to your pregnancy, but in our opinion, why take it?

And liquorice teas should also be avoided.  Many herbal teas include them to make them sweet, but they have been shown to lead to high blood pressure.  Look for a warning by the ingredients that says: 'may lead to hypertension' - this means, it will increase your blood pressure.  If you're at risk of preeclampsia, or have any high blood pressure issues, do not drink any tea with liquorice in it.

 All of HotTea Mama's pregnancy teas are safe for pregnancy, as long as you drink within these guidelines.  So have a look at them here.

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