This fermented beverage contains a lot of good bacteria that work wonders for your gut health. However, unpasteurized is not recommended during pregnancy.
The amount of caffeine varies depending on the tea leaves used to prepare it. If you are avoiding caffeine, you may want to pass on kombucha.
Now, this is one of the biggest risks and reasons why kombucha often gets the “no” for pregnancy. There is a small trace of naturally occurring alcohol in this beverage because it is fermented.
Because the flavor largely depends on what is added to it, some brands use a lot of sugar to sweeten their drink. Every brand is different.
Kombucha is acidic and carbonated. Both of which can increase heartburn symptoms, and bloating potentially.
This is an issue almost entirely unique to home-brewed kombucha. Still, there’s always a risk if the product has not been pasteurized.