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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 07:00 AM   11
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I have about 4 half cups of tea easily a day again I treat myself to chocolate and the odd coke if I'm craving it. I was so strict with my first and didn't have any. Everything in moderation x



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 08:28 AM   12
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I think it's easier for people to think in black and white, good and bad foods. The reality is that it's all a very grey area and there are few things that are 'bad' in pregnancy in an absolute sense. Plus the science is always changing. With my first and with this baby, I limited my caffeine to 1-2 coffees a day. I never have more than 2, but often I do have 2 or a coffee and a tea, which probably brings me to or around the 200mg mark most days. Most research on caffeine in pregnancy though doesn't point to any significant risk until you are having significantly more than that on a daily basis. I think when I looked at one of the studies when I was pregnant with my daughter, it was something like 6-9 cups of coffee a day. I think that would kill me first before it would have any time to do any harm to my baby! But most things in moderation are fine. The only thing I have absolutely avoided in any of my pregnancies oddly has been liver/pate. I ate runny eggs (which the guidance says is fine in the UK now anyway). I eat all kinds of cheese and meats. I even have the rare small alcoholic drink a couple times (we went out for a really nice dinner about a month ago and I had a glass of prosecco, it was wonderful!).



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 08:37 AM   13
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I think it's easier for people to think in black and white, good and bad foods. The reality is that it's all a very grey area and there are few things that are 'bad' in pregnancy in an absolute sense. Plus the science is always changing. With my first and with this baby, I limited my caffeine to 1-2 coffees a day. I never have more than 2, but often I do have 2 or a coffee and a tea, which probably brings me to or around the 200mg mark most days. Most research on caffeine in pregnancy though doesn't point to any significant risk until you are having significantly more than that on a daily basis. I think when I looked at one of the studies when I was pregnant with my daughter, it was something like 6-9 cups of coffee a day. I think that would kill me first before it would have any time to do any harm to my baby! But most things in moderation are fine. The only thing I have absolutely avoided in any of my pregnancies oddly has been liver/pate. I ate runny eggs (which the guidance says is fine in the UK now anyway). I eat all kinds of cheese and meats. I even have the rare small alcoholic drink a couple times (we went out for a really nice dinner about a month ago and I had a glass of prosecco, it was wonderful!).
Same. I don't usually drink a lot of caffeine anyway because it gives me the jitters, but I've been having some things on the "no" list. A rare small glass of wine, runny eggs (I eat these every week), soft cheese... I honestly haven't changed my eating habits much. I drink a couple cups of tea every day but it's generally decaf.

Also, do people really eat liver? Does it taste good? Sounds yucky but I imagine I could be off-base here! Although I guess liver sausage is good?



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 08:49 AM   14
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Hmm alcohol that's my only No no only because I have no self control and would finding it hard to limit to a glass oh and liver/pate. I remember my midwife saying it would take an extreme amount daily of caffeine to be really harmful. When you think back to 60 odd years ago women were drinking lots of tea and smoking and did all sorts x.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2017, 08:48 AM   15
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People think that a woman being pregnant gives them the excuse to comment on everything they do. I was rarely a coffee drinker before, but I drank loads and loads of caffeinated tea in pregnancy and my little ones were okay.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2017, 15:55 PM   16
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My midwife said 2 cups of coffee or 7 cups of tea a day, however i used to drink a lot of coffee and ive cut it down to 3 cups a day, so more than recommended but a lot less for me!



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