water question

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LauraMae78's picture
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water question

After reading Heather's thread (glad your ok girl) it got me thinking about my drinking habits and now i have a question and i didnt want to hyjack heathers thread Smile i drink most of my water during the day at work. Straight water. when i get home i drink iced tea mostly. it is home brew iced tea, consisting of nothing more than alot of water and some Lipton tea steeped into it. does that count as drinking water? if it does, then i am drinking plenty of water. if it doesnt, then i guess i should cut back on the tea. i dont drink alot of soda, so thats good.

and another question while im asking questions. lately i've noticed that Kendra is kicking some lower part of my belly that kinda feels like a quick volt of electricity in that one spot. its in the region of my bladder, but i really dont think its that. and i know its not my cervix. It kinda hurts, but only for a few seconds. im not worried about it and the discomfort is minimal, it just bothers me not knowing WHAT she is hitting, KWIM? any ideas?

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I have no idea about where your LO is kicking. As far as the tea, that also counts as water.

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The tea does not count as water, as it is made from real tea, which has caffeine in it. Caffeine is a diuretic, so it actually makes you pee more. Same as coffee. Any time someone talks about needing a certain amount of water a day, caffeinated beverages don't count.

Juice, milk, herbal (non caffeinated) tea, those all count. But not black tea.

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Yeah I don't think the tea counts unfortunately, unless it is decaffeinated. I drink mostly sparkling water with a bit of lemon or lime.

As for the kicks, I'm not sure what it could be. Baby punches my bladder all the time but when he does it you definitely know it's the bladder, lol.

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You should change your tea from lipton whatever to red raspberry tea. Wink

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"Roobear" wrote:

The tea does not count as water, as it is made from real tea, which has caffeine in it. Caffeine is a diuretic, so it actually makes you pee more. Same as coffee. Any time someone talks about needing a certain amount of water a day, caffeinated beverages don't count.

Juice, milk, herbal (non caffeinated) tea, those all count. But not black tea.

Good to know! I should have known Lipton has caffeine. I was thinking herbal (no caffeine) tea.

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"epiclesis" wrote:

You should change your tea from lipton whatever to red raspberry tea. Wink

i keep reading about that, but i havent had a chance to research what its good for. Anyone care to learn me something about this?? LOL yes, i meant to say "learn me something" Biggrin

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"LauraMae78" wrote:

i keep reading about that, but i havent had a chance to research what its good for. Anyone care to learn me something about this?? LOL yes, i meant to say "learn me something" Biggrin

The primary reason for it is to tone your uterus to help during childbirth.... Supposed to make labor easier with more productive contractions.

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I get those kind of kicks too, and I get the cervix punches that are kinda sore sometimes. Not sure what the electric type hurt is caused from other than baby is hitting a nerve - is my guess. RRLT (red raspberry leaf tea - has to be leaf not the berry) has lots of good things in it for you - although I don't care for the taste on it's own so I usually sweeten it. Here is an article that'll help explain all the benefits - Herbal Allies for Pregnancy ProblemsBy Susun Weed

If you find you have cramping from the tea - steep it slowly & build up the strength of the tea. We were talking about it here in this thread recently - Cramping with Raspberry leaf tea.

I've been really bad with my caffine intake latley - mostly so I can stay awake while at work (I work nights). This thread is a good reminder that I should probably start drinking more water & RRLT.

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Where do you buy your red raspberry leaf tea?

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I do loose leaf tea & I mix in other herbs using a tea ball & a mason jar - I buy from a local herb shop, however you can buy the bagged tea just about anywhere that does tea. If you have a whole foods, good earth, herbal shop or anything like it in your area chances are they'll carry rrlt. I've bought & used Traditional Medicinals & Alvita brands & can't really say I noticed much of a difference, both were good & probably the most common brands used when it comes to rrlt.

HTH's Smile

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Thanks! I've been thinking I need to get some, but wasn't sure where to find it. We have a Whole Foods close by, so I'll check that out. I prefer loose tea, but it's harder to find around here! I was looking around online and it looked like Walgreen's had it as well. I'll have to investigate ;-).