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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 07:57 AM   1
Whimsy82
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Coffee and Caffeine


Most of what Iíve read about drinking coffee while pregnant is inconclusive; some say itís okay to drink less than 12 oz. a day others say no caffeine period.

12 oz. a day is way more than what I typically would consume before I got pregnant. Iíve had a few cups of coffee here and there while pregnant but itís always barely more than 6 oz. as my daily coffee routine has seem to have lost some gradual appeal for some reason.

What are everyoneís feelings about this?



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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 08:50 AM   2
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I think it's fine. I have a soda every few days, and when I was pregnant with my son I had a coffee just about every day.

Coffee has, frustratingly enough, been the only thing I can't stomach this time around. No idea why, but it gives me a seriously upset stomach. Argh! If it weren't for that, I'd still be drinking my cup a day.

My personal feeling is: go ahead, but in moderation. That's my feeling on just about EVERYTHING in pregnancy, though.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 10:13 AM   3
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A can of pop or a cup of coffe or tea is fine. I would try to stay away from pop with aspertame though.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 11:19 AM   4
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I've been making a cup of half or full decaf coffee a day since about 16 weeks (before then I couldn't stomach it at all -- it's how I knew I was pregnant at 4 weeks lol). I make it myself so I can put exactly as much caffeine as I want in a given day. If you're using decaf, try to get the swiss decaf / water processed variety as other decafs can have harmful chemicals in them.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 16:19 PM   5
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The MFM said one cup of coffee a day is fine. (I don't drink coffee though, so told her I have tea once a day.)



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 21:30 PM   6
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i was told as long as i kept it under 150mg of caffeine daily that i would be fine.
so 2 can sodas or 1 cup of coffee.
but i don't like coffee lol so its 1 french vanilla cappachino on the days i don't have a sundrop or dr.pepper which is more frequent now that its colder weather (:
but mostly water, water, and more water



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 21:33 PM   7
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a cup or two a day is fine!
Although I used to be addicted to coca cola, but recently all I've wanted to drink is still, fruit flavoured water (we get through 8 bottles a week).
as long as you're not going crazy with it, you should be fine!
the only thing I've been told is a no-no is stuff like lucozade x



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2012, 22:00 PM   8
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I love my chai lattes and as long as u don't drink too many ur fine! MAKE SURE U HAVE A LOT OF WATER THROUGH OUT THE DAY!



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 02:25 AM   9
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I had 1-2 coffees or a coffee and a tea most days through my pregnancy and my little boy is perfect... a great sleeper, very bright and alert, and a very calm personality (first time I really heard him cry was at his 6-week jabs). I still have a cup or two every day while breastfeeding and it seems to have absolutely zero effect on him and his naps.



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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 04:31 AM   10
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I think 1-2 cups a day of tea or coffee is fine. I haven't stopped myself, I have 1 tea and 1 coffee most days.



 
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