Caffeine During Pregnancy- Yay or Nay?

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Caffeine During Pregnancy- Yay or Nay?
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 10:01am

Women can drink a cup of coffee or one soft drink a day during

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Registered: 05-25-2011
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 2:35pm

I get horrible headaches when I cut out caffeine entirely, so I have decreased my caffeine intake to 1/2 cup to 1 cup of coffee in the morning (approx. 100 mg caffeine) and 1 Diet Coke (approx. 50 mg) in the evening. This helps me stay under the 200 mg recommended maximum, and keeps me from getting headaches. Works for me! :)

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Registered: 05-04-2005
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 12:16am

Same, same. I can't fathom cutting it out completely, as it gets me through the day. Thankfully, the coffee taste has become unappetizing with morning sickness, so I can only choke down about a cup in the morning now, vice the IV that I had hooked up to my arm prior to the pregnancy. Mother nature knows best, I guess!

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Registered: 07-29-2007
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 3:21pm
Yay! I have a cup of coffee or a latte each morning! I love it. I also myself to a can if coke on most days. My doctor said to keep it under 300mgs a day....which is in agreement with what i read. My Starbucks Tall Nonfat White Choc Mocha has 75mg caffeine and it is so good...and 12oz can of coke is 30mg of caffeine, so I figure I am still way under the 300mg max per day! I really enjoy my warm coffee/lattte each morning!!
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Registered: 03-30-2009
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:36pm
I am definitely a coffeeholic! I am pro caffeine usually but have definitely cut down on how much I am taking in. However, some of that is due to a brand-new pregnancy aversion to coffee lol..... that sure made it easy! I try not to drink more than a serving every day... sometimes I drink none, sometimes I drink two. I don't drink decaf and I don't do diet sodas. If I do it, I do it all the way!

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Registered: 05-02-2005
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 6:56pm

I pay zero attention to my caffeine intake.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 9:00pm
I have one cup of coffee a day. At home on weekends, I make 4 cups, but it's 1/3 real coffee and 2/3 decaf.