(Closed) Accidentally Drank Caffeine and Feeling Bad!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You’re over reacting, chill out!  Firstly that amount of caffiene is advised as normal by many practitioners but most importantly your worrying is doing much more damage than the caffiene itself. 

 

Chill out! Women do crack, smoke, drink, etc., and their babies could turn out healthy.  Just chill.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I still frequent Starbucks two or three times a week and this is our third baby.  Don’t sweat it, seriously!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Some people worry about this a little too much I think – everyone is worried about a glass of pop or a cup of coffee yet I’m pretty sure there are many many MANY pregnant women who have no thoughts of eating chocolate. Drip  brewed coffee (6 oz) contains – 80-130 mg (usually around 100-110 mg)

A large 3.5-oz. bar of very dark chocolate, which contains 70 to 85 percent cocoa, averages 80mg of caffeine. Regular dark chocolate, with 50 to 69 percent cocoa, will contain around 70mg in a 3.5-oz. bar. The same amount of plain milk chocolate contains 20mg of caffeine.

Drinking a case of pop or a few pots of coffee – not so good.  (though my grandma told me back in the “olden” days she had 2 or 3 pots a day while pregnant as no one knew better, and all 4 of her kids are just fine) Having a rootber – just fine.  Odds are you’re eating more caffeine in your chocolate bar than you are having with a can of pop.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@dewingedpixie:  Pepsi was originally created as medicine used as a digestion aid – I think it was the pepsin in the drink.  I’m not surprised this worked!

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