Pregnant and nursing women should avoid caffeine present in Mate, which is linked to miscarriage, low birth weight, premature delivery, and birth defects. Accordingly, recommended limits of caffeine intake for pregnant women apply. See our article on Coffee for this information.
Our content team is working on updating this item with more details. Meanwhile, if you are looking to consume this food item directly or as an ingredient in any supplements or foods, please check with your doctor before consuming. If you have consumed it already and worrying if you have accidentally harmed your baby, please remember that most of the natural herbs are safe when taken in moderate or small amounts. So if you are feeling fine, it is likely you are going to be ok. However, to be completely sure, it is best to consult with your doctor.