(Closed) coffee

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Are you drinking coffee/caffeine during your pregnancy?
    Yes- whenever I feel like it : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Yes, but limited to one cup a day : (21 votes)
    29 %
    Yes, but only when I really need a cup : (19 votes)
    26 %
    No way dude : (23 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I didn’t during the 1st trimester and now have one cup on Saturdays and one on Sundays. None during the week! Boy do I miss it. It was easier for me to just give it up except for weekends. Don’t feel guilty!

    Post # 4
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not drinking coffee but I do have one cup of tea every morning. If you want coffee I would just be careful where you buy it from. When you make it you know the type of coffee and the amount of caffeine. I think some small coffee from starbucks can have as much as 400mg of caffeine.

    Post # 5
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    My doc told me one cup a day was OK. I’ve been doing far less than that. I do miss it, but not as much as I thought I would. This morning, I went for iced tea. It’s getting hot in Texas, and, added bonus, it has less caffeine than coffee.

    Post # 6
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I won’t have any until the second trimester at least.  I’ve definitely been craving it, but the guilt is too much for me.  I have Decaf English Breakfast Tea with milk and sugar to try to get a similar taste.  Decaf tea has almost no caffeine (not enough for me to feel it and I’m extremely sensitive.)

    Post # 7
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hello! I thought I could help on this one. I am a health educator and teach women about health and nutrition before and after pregnancy.( and also for infants and children) That being said, what I normally recommend is that women limit all caffeine intake. This is not just limited to coffee. Most doctors will tell you around one cup a day is fine. And I can agree with this although I dont think its good to drink it every single day. Its just good to remember that every thing you eat or drink will affect your unborn child. I think you are doing good by just having it once in a while. Nothing to feel guilty about there unless you are drinking multiple cups. Just remember other things that include caffeine are soft drinks, tea and even chocolate. Good luck! 

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    Post # 8
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didn’t have any in the 1st trimester but now in my second I drink it about every other day some days more. I usually get a frappucinno if I’m having a stressful or having a headache. I’m really trying not to take any type of medication during this pregnancy and the caffiene helps me deal with the hormone headaches.

    Post # 10
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I switched to decaf…I’ve tried to stay away from caffeine at least through the first trimester. I may indulge in some sweet tea though once I hit 12 weeks 🙂

    Post # 11
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have a cup of coffee every once in awhile. I try not to have one every day, and then I’m definitely careful about what else I consume throughout the day afterwards.


    @Rose120:  I’ve kind of wondered the same thing! My doctor has said that tylenol is ok and then even my Claritin for my allergies is ok, but I only take it if I REALLY need it. I’d personally rather have coffee than tylenol!

    Post # 12
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I drink it whenever I feel like it, my RE, OBGYN and Maternal/Fetal Medicine specialist were all fine with it. I’m not pregnant again ( yet! 😀 ) but I will continue on the way I always have most likely.

    Post # 13
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I work night shifts (2 12 hour shifts a week). I don’t drink any caffinated products unless I am working and I absolutley need one to stay awake. That being said it is usually half a cup of coffee or can of pop. I guess I am pretty sensitive to it now, since I don’t drink it very often.

    Post # 15
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    For me, I chose to really limit my caffeine while pregnant. I’m a tea drinker and would normally drink two cups in the morning. Once I found out that I was pregnant, I just cut it completely. Right now, it’s an occasional thing like when I have afternoon tea with friends. It’s my choice to ignore my well stocked tea cabinet in favor of being without caffeine in general. I drink hot chocolate once or twice a week for a bit of caffeine fix.

    Post # 16
    1280 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I only drink decaff but i have it every day and i will have a coke or something here and there as well. i think it should be fine in small doses after the first tri

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