Kombucha is a fermented tea that has become increasingly popular in recent years as a health drink. The beneficial ingredients in kombucha include probiotics, polyphenols, amino acids, active enzymes, and B vitamins. This all sounds good. When it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding, the most common recommendation is to avoid kombucha because it contains caffeine and alcohol, is not pasteurized and can have a detoxifying effect on your body. This episode answers a listener’s question about whether kombucha is safe during pregnancy and digs into the risks and benefits of drinking kombucha when pregnant or breastfeeding.