I have 4 and one on the way and have never cut out caffeine during pregnancy. I'm not really much of an espresso drinker, but I do have about 2 cups of regular coffee per day. My kids are all very bright, healthy, athletic, etc. If the caffeine has affected them in some way, I can't figure out what it is. lol
As to the caffeine making the baby's heart rate go up, I'm not worried about that at all. When I was in labor with Hannah, her heart beat slowed down so the hospital gave me 2 ounces of apple juice (just regular apple juice). Her heart rate SHOT up! I couldn't believe the effect that 2 oz of regular apple juice had on her. If apple juice does that, I can't imagine coffee could be that much worse.
Becky ~ Modern Day Abolitionist and Mommy to Joshua (16), Benny (9), Gracie (8), Hannah (5) and baby boy due 6/15!
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