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Coffee and caffeine or not?

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Kayla posted this 20 November 2018

Is coffee ok to drink while pregnant? I've heard a lot of controversy over this and was not sure if I should stay away from it or not.

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Katie posted this 20 November 2018

A cup of coffee a day will not hurt the baby, but you have to watch your caffeine intake throughout the day.

Francis posted this 20 November 2018

200 ml or less is fine for the baby. So that's about a cup of coffee per day. There's some controversy because there are women who firmly believe coffee creates ADHD in children. There is no evidence of that, however. 

Meg posted this 20 November 2018

If you are a regular coffee drinker and you can stomach it, a cup a day won't hurt. Try decaf if you are worried or hot tea yum!

Rose posted this 20 November 2018

I drank a cup every day...I’ve been a coffee drinker for years and got terrible headaches when I tried to stop. Everything’s fine with my baby.

Kerry posted this 16 December 2018

I couldn't function without my daily cup of coffee!  A cup or two is not going to hurt anything.  I drank coffee every day with my first dd too, and she's perfectly healthy. 

Samantha posted this 04 January 2019

There is up to a certain milligram of caffeine that they suggest a day. I would get a double shot of espresso but a regular cup or two won’t hurt. I drank it the whole time I was pregnant with both my daughters. 

Jazz posted this 06 January 2019

I think it's fine for most people. I personally stopped drinking coffee the, I really could not stand the smell. But I still drank green teas 

Belinda posted this 10 January 2019

I had a cup of coffee a day, and both my boys turned out just fine!

Nina posted this 10 January 2019

I quit drinking Diet Coke and all caffeine when I found out I was pregnant. It was a good time to quit.

Kristin posted this 12 January 2019

I didn’t drink coffee in the beginning of my pregnancy, honestly because it didn’t sound good to me (which is very strange for me, haha) 

I slowly added it in, and still drink it while breastfeeding too. I don’t overload on it but it’s 6 or 7 days a week. No issues! 

CLAIRE posted this 12 January 2019

with my first I didn't care for coffee but now that I am aging lol I drink it but I think I just like it for the taste so I started drinking decaf but not everyday maybe 3 times a week. I was craving the Starbucks cold brew so once a month or I would wait until I really really wanted it then I would buy one. 

maya posted this 05 December 2019

If you're a coffee drinker, one to two cups won't hurt. if in doubt, try decaf? I would worry about the sugar in drink intake lol

Lilly posted this 05 December 2019

a lot of folks say some caffeine is ok but i decided to quit and i feel fine

Whitney posted this 20 December 2019

There's definitely a limit with caffeine, you just need to make sure to not exceed that. I started out giving up coffee, but started drinking a cup a day after my first trimester. I was way too tired at work without it!

Emily posted this 20 December 2019

I limited my caffeine, but still had a cup some days. My doctor said that was fine. It's all about moderation.

whitney posted this 13 March 2020

I think it's okay to have a cup a day! That is what I have done through both of my pregnancies, and it is acceptable per APAs guidelines. The midwives I see also said it is fine.

Becca posted this 13 March 2020

Both of my OB's (a specialist and not) said that caffeine in moderation is fine.

Paige posted this 13 March 2020

I stopped drinking energy drinks when we were trying to get pregnant. I still drank a soda or a coffee a day to get me through. I have bad migraines and no caffeine does not work for me.

Courtney posted this 13 March 2020

This is something to ask your doctor, but I drank a cup every morning and was fine. 

Rebecca posted this 13 March 2020

I was told under 200 mg a day. I got caffeine headaches if i tried to cut it out all together earlier on so I usually had a cup of coffee or a tea around 11 am and a smaller one later in the day. By the end of my pregnancy it was keeping baby awake and active later than I liked in my very stretched belly so I cut it out. That first sip of Dr. Pepper after I had her though was AH-MAZING😂 

Allison posted this 13 March 2020

My doc said a cup a day was fine when I was pregnant and breastfeeding, and thank goodness! I'm not sure I could give up my coffee. 

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heather posted this 14 March 2020

I drank coffee while pregnant and while im breastfeeding. I'd die without it while chasing a toddler to!

Emily posted this 14 March 2020

I didn't have caffeine for 36 weeks now, omg I can't wait to have my first coffee. I've heard a lot of controversies too and I decided to stay away from it. 

Chrissy posted this 14 March 2020

I did one cup of half reg and half decaf with my first.  I didn't feel quite so deprived that way.

Justine posted this 15 March 2020

I've read all sorts of things on this but the general recommendation seems to be to keep your caffeine consumption limited to a cup or two a day, assuming we're talking about coffee's caffeine content anyway. I think bottom line its up to you based on your doctor's advice.

whit posted this 23 March 2020

My doc said keep it at two cups a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (or a soda!). That's what I stuck to. Worked out fine. 

Sarah posted this 27 March 2020

I drank coffee while pregnant but only what my doctor recommended. I usually did once in the morning! However this was only after my avoidance of coffee ended due to an aversion in the first trimester. 

Daisy posted this 27 March 2020

Hi, I have asked my dietitian, doctor and nurse about this and they said its alright to limit caffeine intake below 200mg per day.

Nora posted this 31 March 2020

Everyone has an opinion about this. I had 2 cups of coffee (not espresso or anything strong) per day when I was pregnant and my baby is happy and healthy and strong. 

Alaina posted this 01 April 2020

i drank peppermint mochas from starbucks to help with nausea. Someone on Instagram called me selfish for having a bottled almond milk starbucks drink. I don't see an issue with it as long as you're being mindful and aren't drinking a pot of coffee a day. 

Aaliyah posted this 01 April 2020

As long as you don't overdo it, it will be fine!

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