(Closed) Preggo Bees: How do you stay awake sans caffeine?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m not pregnant, but if you replace all those caffeinated drinks with water, you’ll have to pee so often you won’t have time to get drowsy ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe

No, seriously though, when I’ve cut back on caffeine in the past, it takes a little while for my body to adjust. Drinking water does help, as does going outside – they say sunlight helps with jetlag and I seriously think it helps with the drowsies from caffeine withdrawal too!

You’re so smart to do this before getting pregnant – your body will have time to adjust ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When you say “long weekend” is it because you had more than the standard two days off or is it because you were very busy? I hate to state the obvious, but how much sleep are you getting and are you taking prenatal vitamins? Because they help ALOT!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Juice, I am freaking obsessed with juice since I’ve been pregnant.  I make sure to get the ones without all the extra crap in it because they feel sticky and gross in my mouth, but just pure juice or slushy is superb for me.

Oh and sleep.  I didn’t drink caffeine really either but I did once and it didn’t really help, pregnancy tired was just a different kind of tired and the only cure for me was sleep.

Oh and hot chocolate.  Love hot chocolate, but it’s getting warmer so now it’s more about juice.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@troubled:

I was totally with you on the juice thing when I was pregnant, also, cold fresh fruit (I like a cold crisp apple or juicy orange any day!) can be VERY refreshing –though if you have sensitive teeth, that might not be so great.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I would love to have a cup of coffee right now…..but during the first weeks of pregnancy i drank a small cup with my usual sugar and milk, and then i was puking let me tell you it tasted so foul coming back up I dont know if i can ever drink coffee again lol. I drink a lot of water and get up and walk every now  it helps me stay awake. I think that i am sleepy becuase i toss and turn at night, i am going to get a snoogle thing to help with positioning and maybe i can get some good zzzs.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ugh. Preggo. I hate that word. Sounds like I’m 15 again.

To answer your question: Fruits, JUICE!!!, nuts, veggies. If you eat right and exercise regularily your body will put you on a sleep pattern that works for you perfectly. I don’t think that pregnant people are the only ones who sould go without caffeine. To me, it’s just another addictive substance that people should try to stay away from; regardless of their “medical conditions.”

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i was actually really worried about this before i got pregnant – i looove coffee and used to have a cup or two every morning as part of my daily routine. i really depended on it for energy, especially on long workdays. i didn’t cut back while ttc, but as soon as i found out i was pregnant (at about 3.5 weeks) i weaned myself off it pretty quickly. once i started having morning sickness i really didn’t have the taste for it anyway, and i was so incredibly tired during the first trimester that coffee wouldn’t have helped anyway =/. over time, ive realized that coffee created a false high followed by a crash, so not having coffee actually feels way more natural and evened out throughout the day if you know what i mean. now that im not as exhausted everyday, i dont even miss it!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I just get more sleep. You’ll go to sleep earlier anyway.LOL I never drank coffee in the morning (and I’m a teacher,lol, it’s kinda part of the profession). I only drank it randomly.

I would love some Starbucks though. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I have heard that apples privide a similar effect.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mostly you just get used to it after a while and your baseline of awakedness increases. But also naps and sugar like other people have said. Personally I really miss coffee more than anything else not “allowed” but you do kind of adjust to a new routine when you’re pregnant so that’s just part of it.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are days I can’t have caffeine because I perform surgeries, so on those days to keep myself awake, I eat little snacks.  Sliced fruit or a piece a candy while I drive to work usually helps.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Lots of water and complex carbs…fruit, granola bars etc. Seriously, LOTS of water and snacks. I feel like I am eating all the time, but it helps to not get hungry too. When I get too hungry I feel extremely sick.

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