Post # 1
I know the jury is still out regarding minimal caffeine during pregnancy but I wanted to see what the hive does about coffee…
Personally, if I didn’t have SOME coffee in the morning I think I would end up killing someone before the end of my first trimester, lol, so I’m trying to make due with a small cup of half-caf and I’m not exactly pleased with it, lol.
So what about you? Coffee while pregnant or not (and if so, how much)?
Post # 3
I added a poll to get a better idea….Thanks for your input!
Post # 4
I did. In fact, I can’t stand coffee, but I craved it while pregnant (mostly flavoured). I only allowed myself a cup a week, however.
Post # 5
I have never been pregnant, but my sister did while she was and I plan to drink it of I want it. While in nursing school they always told us it was ok as long as you didn’t exceed a cup a day. 🙂
Post # 6
I cut all caffeine out when I was pregnant. Caffeine is addicting…it’s thought that if you injest it while pregnant the baby gets used to it and when no longer receiving it can cause colic…not proven but made sense and I didn’t think caffeine was good for the baby regardless.
Personal choice really.
Post # 7
I had my usual 2 cups a day and my kids had no problems.
Post # 8
I was only 18 when I was pregnant with my son but now that I’m older and drink coffee more I’m sure my next pregnancy will involve coffee… and soda. lol I did drink a ton of soda and red bull when I was pregnant however… my son turned out fine =)
Post # 9
Well when I was prego, my doctor told me that it was okay to have a small/medium cup of coffee a day. Im not a huge coffee drinker (but I love a Frappucino from Starbucks), but I did enjoy one or two a week. It wasnt every week though. Just when I would get a craving or when I needed a pickup. 🙂
Post # 10
I didn’t drink coffee during the first and part of the second trimester. The smell and sight of it literally made me ill (not throwing up, but nauseous). And I worked in a coffee shop!!
During the second half of my trimester, and third, I was so tired, working on my feet and running around for 8 hours, and getting hardly any sleep, because of back pain, that I allowed myself one cup of coffee a day.
I told my doctor about it, and she said it was fine. My son didn’t have any adverse effects or anything.
Post # 11
When I first got pregnant I was working a LOT of hours (72 hours per week) and was ingesting cup after cup of coffee throughout the day just to keep myself going. When I found out I was pregnant I stopped all of it -like, cold turkey- and my practitioner said that was going to cause MORE problems than one cup of coffee a day would. She said to keep the withdrawal symptoms to a minimum I needed to slowly ween myself off and now at 30 weeks coffee smells and tastes delightful, but I drink so much water throughout the day drinking another cup of liquids seems like a challenge haha.
Post # 12
I haven’t had but one cup b/c I craved it last week, but I’ve been pregnant December til now. I usually drink it in winter, so during the 1st trimester, I didn’t want it anyway, so I didn’t have any.
Post # 13
I had an iced mocha once in awhile, but I really cut back big time. If I was ever craving an iced coffee I made it a decaf. I drink 3-4 cups a day usually. When I was pregnant it was maybe once every 2 weeks.
Sushi and coffee make my world go round, so for me that was hard. Oh and I was a pack a day smoker who quit cold turkey when I got the BFP. Sigh.
Luckily the non smoking stuck, but I’m still a coffee addict post baby.
Post # 14
I used to drink a lot of coffee. but in the first trimester I couldn’t stomach it. I tried to drink it, but it just wouldn’t go down. Second tri- i was able to have a cup in the morning, I didn’t crave it as much as I used to, but would dirnk it when I wanted. third tri- I don’t want it anymore, I think it upsets my tummy too much.
I miss it in the morning though. Just the ritual and yummy smells. I can’t wait for my craving for it to return.
Post # 15
I drank it relatively regularly (like every other day) because it was winter in South Dakota, but I’ve pretty much cut caffeine out other than chocolate and the occasional pop when I am out to eat by this point. I still drink my caffeine free root beer though!
Post # 16
I have a cup a day- which is the recommendation my OBGYN gave.