Caffeine During Pregnancy- Yay or Nay?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Caffeine During Pregnancy- Yay or Nay?
Fri, 10-14-2011 - 8:20am

Women can drink a cup of coffee or one soft drink a day during pregnancy and not worry that it might put them at risk of miscarriage or preterm birth, according to new guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Registered: 04-15-2005
Fri, 10-14-2011 - 2:59pm
I'm horrible on this one...I'll start by cutting back on my diet pop, and hopefully get to only 1 a day...ugh it's going to be hard because I LOVE my Diet Dr. Pepper!! Maybe I'll try the caffeine free, but those usually taste funny to me...



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Registered: 09-25-2007
Fri, 10-14-2011 - 3:55pm
Im kind of in the thinking of "everything in moderation" i dont over do it but i dont stick to one cup of caffeine every day

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Registered: 04-02-2011
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:01pm
For me, one of my biggest heartburn triggers is caffeine, so that (yes, I still indulge every now and again) plus pregnancy might be an awful idea for me. That being said, my sister is a BIG coffee drinker. She tried to stop with her first and kept it to a cup or two or three a day with her second. Both nephews are just fine, adorable, doing weel. #1 might have a few more add qualities but doing very well in school and #2 has loved to steal his momma's coffee since he could grab it.
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Registered: 10-21-2011
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 11:17am

I love my coffee and have been slowly cutting back. My first daughter...I couldn't stomach coffee the first that was easy. :smileyhappy: But then definitley craved coffee in my 3rd trimester.

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Registered: 01-31-2008
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 12:46am
I am cutting down, but have had some. I usually have 1-3 quad americanos every day, so I've switched to decaf or half caf, and have had a couple cups of just plain coffee...
Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 10-16-2011
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 8:15pm

I've stopped drinking all caffeine since I found out. Broke down today and had a pepsi... lemme tell ya. It was AAAAMAZING!!!

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 3:23pm

I haven't been doing good with this.