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Baby Bump: Beat Indigestion With Peppermint Tea

As an expectant belly grows, so does the chance of getting indigestion. Pregnant ladies wary of chemicals may not want to take over-the-counter remedies like Maalox and Tums when they feel the burn so they opt for peppermint tea. Peppermint is well known for its tummy-healing powers, and most peppermint tea is caffeine free so mamas don't need to worry about it affecting their developing fetuses. Peppermint teas like Twinings ($3) barely nab the budget and are far more enjoyable than a few chalky tablets.

Do you have your own natural indigestion remedies?

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sham28 sham28 8 years
Ginger is famously stomach- soothing.
brooke949 brooke949 8 years
I was told by my gastroenterologist to avoid peppermint when I had heartburn. She said is relaxes something in the esophagus and lets stomach acid up.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I carry a bottle of salt infused with peppermint oil and give it a quick sniff when I'm feeling ill or strange digestion-wise.
RenSis RenSis 8 years
I was taught in beauty school to avoid using any peppermint scented products on pregnant women. I was taught that not only could it cause premature labor, but early in pregnancy it could cause a miscarriage. I asked my OB about it when I got pregnant and he told me that peppermints are okay in small amounts (a mint or two) but if I could avoid it all together, it would be best.
RenSis RenSis 8 years
I was taught in beauty school to avoid using any peppermint scented products on pregnant women. I was taught that not only could it cause premature labor, but early in pregnancy it could cause a miscarriage. I asked my OB about it when I got pregnant and he told me that peppermints are okay in small amounts (a mint or two) but if I could avoid it all together, it would be best.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
I was partial to "sleepy time" tea by celestial seasonings.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I believe the herbal teas that are to be avoided are not the mass-produced ones, but I'm not certain. Peppermint tea never worked for me. I did milk at first until the heartburn got so bad it left burns on the roof of my mouth, then I finally gave in and got a prescription.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I believe the herbal teas that are to be avoided are not the mass-produced ones, but I'm not certain. Peppermint tea never worked for me. I did milk at first until the heartburn got so bad it left burns on the roof of my mouth, then I finally gave in and got a prescription.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 8 years
I drank peppermint tea when I had morning sickness until I realized it was an herbal tea. I was told only "black" caffeine free teas were ok to drink. Might want to double check with your doc before drinking too much.
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
Wow, this is such a coincidence that this is up, I just had food poisoning and had peppermint tea(that exact brand) and it really helped me. It's not my favorite taste, but when I feel that horrible it's really calming.
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