Coffee?

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  1. Haylee.

    Haylee. Day dreamer

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    Is anyone still drinking coffee? If so, are you drinking instant coffee or real coffee? And how many cups per day?

    Sorry for all the questions! I'm just curious as I will admit I am still drinking two cups a day of real coffee, made extremely weak to get me up in the morning. I do plan to cut down to one a day very soon.
    I don't drink tea or soft drink often at all, so I don't see the harm in the odd cup of coffee.

    Anyone else? Xx
     
  2. Misscalais

    Misscalais Well-Known Member

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    With my 1st two pregnancies I drank mostly tea right through with a coffee here and there, sometimes instant sometimes 'real' lol
    This pregnancy I've had one tea, I walk past a coffee shop and have to hold my breath otherwise ill vomit :haha:
    One coffee a day is fine though :)
     
  3. jenmcn1

    jenmcn1 Expecting baby #4:)

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    Some say to avoid coffee in the 1st trimester...I didn't drink coffee when pregnant with my son, but with my daughter I started drinking coffee at 18 weeks, once I was safely in the 2nd tri;) instant coffee has less caffeine. You're allowed up to 200mg caffeine a day...in a small cup of coffee there is (I think) 100-120mg...so 1 Cup a day is fine;)
     
  4. Mannie89

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    First off, I want to say that I am an avid coffee drinker! At least three mugs a day. I just found out that I'm expecting though so I've been cutting down a lot. I've just been having one mug a day and a lottt of water. I hope to completely drop the coffee but like I said, I am an avid coffee drinker. Haha. That might be pretty hard! I will do anything I need to do but if it doesn't hurt the baby, I may just continue with my one mug a day. Maybe I'll switch to decaf! :winkwink:
     
  5. MrsGax

    MrsGax Well-Known Member

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    I am still drinking 1 cup of coffee per day. 1 k cup. I cut out EVERYTHING with my first 2 pregnancies... anything that was not "pregnancy safe". And I STILL MC'd. I realized that coffee is not going to be the cause of a MC. My bff is 34 weeks and she drinks 1 to sometimes 2 k cups per day depending on how she feels since she conceived. The baby is growing perfectly and my OB says it is fine. She even said a glass of wine or a beer here and there will not do anything... I def stay away from the alcohol though! But I know the dragging feeling in the morning. I also feel more sick if I do not have a cup of coffee. I cut it down to 8 oz per day. It also helps me have normal BM's too. :coffee:
     
  6. Kitteh_Kat

    Kitteh_Kat Mommy <3

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    I usually had three cups a day, every day. My daughter ended up being within an ounce of my own birthweight, was full term (had to force her out! :haha:), and has scored well on all of her tests and milestones. It's all what you're comfortable with!
     
  7. Haylee.

    Haylee. Day dreamer

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    Thanks ladies! I'm not alone :happydance: love my coffee! When I had MS with ds a coffee in the morning was the only thing that'd stop me being sick before I left for work, but last time I was drinking instant. I'm sat doing some reading on coffee and tea now and it's quite interesting.

    Thanks for all the replies x
     
  8. Jslyn9996

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    I have a cup a day. With my first I waited till 2nd tri to have coffee. But now im so dog on tired with my first I am having a hard without
     
  9. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    I drink Starbucks every once in a while which is the only "coffee" I'll have. Other than that, I have tea and Coke.
     
  10. Dani_87

    Dani_87 Pregnant Fit Mommy! :)

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    I usually have a travel mug of coffee a day (2 measured cups). But when I brew it, I use 1/2 decaf and 1/2 regular coffee grounds just to remove some of the caffeine. lol
     
  11. bamm

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    I had a couple of coffees in the very beginning, like 4 weeks - but it just didn't taste the same as pre-pregnancy. If I still loved the taste, I would have still had them, I was only drinking maybe 2 store bought a week (but they have 2-3 shots in each cup) Don't like instant coffee personally :S
     
  12. Leids

    Leids Mommy :)

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    I drink one cup of half caff coffee everyday, sometimes 2 depending on how I'm feeling. I've completely cut soda out but that's more or less due to my stomach going bananas when I drink it.
     
  13. LivForHim

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    I drink around 3 cups per day. I mix my grounds with half decaf and half French vanilla! It is really yummy and it has a little less caffeine! However, I am not someone who gets too worried about some of the little pregnancy rules...my CD is perfect and she had a coffee drinkin momma! ;) just whatever you feel comfortable with :)
     
  14. luminescent

    luminescent OH, me, and two kittens

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    yup, I still drink my coffee too. I try to switch it up with decaf teas, and decaf drinks like chai.. but on my early work mornings I need at a cup! cutting down from around 3 to 1 cup though. I'm not too paranoid about rules like that, but better safe than sorry I suppose.
     
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    I've been having one cup of green tea a day, I use loose leaves so I can make it weak by using less leaves. It has caffeine but it also has lots of antioxidants and health benefits. It's not quite as strong a picker upper as a coffee but it takes the edge of tiredness away.
     
  16. shaslove

    shaslove Pregnant-due June 2014

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    1-2 cups here. I have given up soda and nearly everything else though.
     
  17. Rach79

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    I was a coffee addict, not human until my two morning cups then another 3 or 4 throughout the day. I went cold turkey the day I found out, in fact the day before I found out I had a cold coffee and it made me sick. I miss my coffee so much but even the smell has been too much to deal with. If I start to like it again I will probably have the odd cup. A fresh juice has been my only morning pick me up, its just not the same.
     
  18. 4magpies

    4magpies TTC #2 IVF

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    I drink decaf and have done for the last 5 months or so as stopped for IVF.
     
  19. 4magpies

    4magpies TTC #2 IVF

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    You shouldn't drink green tea in pregnancy. It causes dips in folate (folic acid levels) and increase risk of spina bifida.
     
  20. UAmama

    UAmama Expecting #2

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    I drank coffee my first pregnancy cuz I needed to be alert at work and now I drink one cup a day because I need to be alert with my toddler. It's ok one cup, no need to be paranoid I feel.
     

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