caffeine fix?

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  1. hotlips

    hotlips Active Member

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    Hi

    well i took a preg test y;day and it was +ve! so i should be approx 5 weeks preg by now
    strange thing is that i really feel like an expresso coffee - i like coffee but drink it occasionally but usually tea
    is it harmful for me to have a 'one off' expresso? or safer not too? ie is it likely to bring on a miscarriage?
    xxx
     
  2. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    I have two mugs of tea a day and my midwife said that this was fine. Here's the NHS guidelines:

    It's important not to have more than 200mg of caffeine a day, which is roughly equivalent to:

    * two mugs of instant coffee,
    * one mug of filter coffee,
    * two mugs of tea,
    * five cans of regular cola, or
    * four (50g) bars of plain chocolate (milk chocolate has less caffeine in it than in dark chocolate).


    Not sure how much caffeine is in an espresso though!
     
  3. lamplighter

    lamplighter Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand, caffeine is okay IN MODERATION. I try to avoid as much caffeine as possible, so I don't drink caffeinated soda, coffee, or tea, BUT if you very occasionally treat yourself to a coffee drink, it's not going to cause a miscarriage. If you made a habit of it, it could affect your baby's birth weight.
     
  4. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I drink one cup of tea a day. I could have more, but that's usually plenty and leaves some room in case I feel like a soda or chocolate later in the day.
     
  5. hotlips

    hotlips Active Member

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    thanks girlies! xx
     

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