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Old 02-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #21
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When pregnant and nursing I have up to 3 cokes a day. It's well under the 200mg that is considered safe, and I usually left it at just one. I restrict more for the empty calorie factor than the caffeine, but I do love me the caffeine.


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Old 02-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #22
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Okay, you guys are making me feel better! Yes, I look up caffeine content and am well under my 200 mg limit. Most days, I have no caffeine at all. I think this is just one of those things that other people like to be critical about. I indulged a bit when I was pregnant with DS but I have indulged more with this one. Anyway, thank you all for the reassurance!

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:52 AM   #23
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I avoid it in the first trimester, but by mid-second I will have some. I have maybe one or two caffeinated drinks a week. I've never been a huge caffeine drinker though. Short of someone having several caffeinated beverages every single day, I doubt it's overly harmful at all, and especially after the first trimester. I did read once that the placenta doesn't stop it at all, so it goes straight to the baby. It makes me feel a tad guilty, but I haven't noticed any changes in the baby's behavior when I drink it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #24
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Everything in moderation. If I have coffee I get it 1/2 decaf and I don't drink any energy drinks. But I will drink tea and don't think twice about it and occassionally I will have a Coke Cola Classic with lunch.
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I have a cup of coffee every morning - need to to wake up!
Then I usually have at least one glass of pepsi, sometimes 2, through the day (with meals).
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #26
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How else am I supposed to get through my day?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #27
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those links really surprised me.. apparantly regular brewed coffee is even worse than Starbucks!

ETA: I told my OB that drinking coffee seemed to put my baby to sleep and she was all 'yeah, prolly not, I doubt the baby even notices'

but mornings without coffee, baby is pretty active. Mornings with coffee... not as much. Of course.. to be fair.. the mornings that I drink coffee, it's usually because I'm busy and running around... so, maybe I'm just rocking baby to sleep
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #28
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How else am I supposed to get through my day?
Ha, this is how I feel. I'm a caffeine addict, and I do cut back to a cup of coffee in the morning and maybe a soda in the afternoon when I'm pregnant, but no way I'm giving it up entirely. Seriously, no one wants to see that train wreck. I have no doubt that it's fine in moderation.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #29
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I drank coffee through all of my pregnancies. Except when it made me sick.

I do drink a lot of iced tea, so I buy the Red Diamond Decaf tea bags and brew the decaf tea at home. I know it still has a little caffeine in it, but it's tiny in comparison to regular tea and coffee. But I still had coffee a couple times a week, and I didn't mind drinking caffeinated tea when we were out.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:31 AM   #30
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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.
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