caffeine....

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  1. jbrocksmith

    jbrocksmith Well-Known Member

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    sooo what is everyone's opinion of having caffeine during pregnancy?! I am 23 weeks now and lately every once in a while(maybe once a week) I will have a Mt. Dew (91 mg)...and today my parents FLIPPED out on me about it. I have read that approximately 200mg a day is fine. I don't usually have any other caffeine during the day at all. What does everyone think about the whole caffeine issue?!
     
  2. agreeksmom

    agreeksmom preggo

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    i have hot chocolate and coffee you can have 3 8oz cups of coffee and it wont affect the baby so tell them to relax
     
  3. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I've had it every day for the entire pregnancy. I just don't drink a lot of it. A cup of tea every morning, the occasional soda and don't really worry about the chocolate as I never eat that much.
     
  4. Freyasmum

    Freyasmum Mum of 2

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    I've been drinking coffee three or four times a week, and tea three or four times a day!
    Didn't do any harm last time, and my mw doesn't have a problem with it so I figure it's OK.
     
  5. ginab

    ginab Mummy to Maggie Mae

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    I love my hazlenut latte's and I ususally go for decaffinated but now and then i have caffiene one cus it tastes better. I wouldnt worry too much no one's told me not to drink it.. unless your on 5 or 6 cups a day i dont think it will make any difference!
     
  6. Emx

    Emx Mum/Cautiously pregnant

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    I didnt drink much caffeine at all in first tri - although now I drink at least two or three cups of tea a day, a can of diet coke and the odd coffee..
     
  7. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    3 cups a day of normal instant coffee is fine but i just have 1. Coke or any kind of fizzy is ok every now and again- anything in moderation. So is the odd choccie bar-
     
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    cb1 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't drink any coffee in the first tri, but now have a cup of instant in the morning - I find it helps with the constipation!!
     
  9. debjolin

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    i usually have one cup of coffee and several cups of tea per day. im bad :coffee:
    done it with my first pregnancy and it did no harm.
     
  10. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    I'm drinking my allowance of 200mg a day - so you're an angel compared to me!
     
  11. Kitty23

    Kitty23 Mummy to Poppy and Noah

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    I've not cut down since getting pregnant but I wasn't a mega coffee drinker before. Everything in moderation lol xxx
     
  12. Lollypod

    Lollypod Well-Known Member

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    I used to love my coffee but went off it with morning sickness in the first tri. :sick: I now drink two or three cups of tea a day and the Christmas choccies are dissapearing fast :blush: I'm probably consuming way too much caffiene :dohh:
     
  13. mememe84

    mememe84 Well-Known Member

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    I switched to decaf tea and coffe but prob eat too much choccie x x x
     
  14. maytobe

    maytobe Well-Known Member

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    Can't live without my tea! I have two cups of it a day, max, which is about 4 tea bags. I used to be sickened by caffeine in the first trimester. Now I like tea but not coffee. Which is weird because I used to be a HUGE coffee addict before pregnancy.
     
  15. corrie anne

    corrie anne Mom of 7 girls and 4 boys

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    All my pregnancy books say that i can have 400mg of caffeine. I dont drink that much. like ciggs do to some, soda does to me. lol.I think i have probably 2 cans of soda a day. I cut down after the baby is born for nursing b/c caffiene stays in our systems for only 3 hrs but in a new baby take up to 92 hrs to leave there systems. I dont like light sodas so i switch to caffeine free dark sodas.
     
  16. scotsgirl

    scotsgirl mother of 3 xx

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    is there a lot of caffeine in chocloate? i have been craving galaxies lol x
     
  17. 555ann555

    555ann555 Mummy to Gabriella

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    I didn't have much in the 1st tri because I completely went off coffee and diet coke, but I've been having maybe 1 instant coffee and 2 diet irn brus a day now.

    I do feel the baby kick more if I have more irn bru than that, so it is definately getting through to the baby, but it is only maybe once a week that I'd have more than that so I'm below the 200mg. :shrug:
     
  18. JennTheMomma

    JennTheMomma Mommy of 1 & Expecting #2

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    I don't drink caffiene, just milk and water for me. I'm not much of a caffiene drinker when not pregnant, so no biggie for me. If you have a can of pop or a cup of coffee once in awhile, you're fine. All in moderation.
     
  19. JemmaD

    JemmaD 3rd trimester

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    I love my tea and drink over 10 cups a day so i had to move ove to decaff when i got my bfp and i can tell the diffrence
     

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