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    Default Coffee/ caffeine while pregnant

    Is it okay to drink caffeine? How much is to much?

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    I think in moderation it's said that caffeine is ok. So if you only have a cup of coffee a day or a glass of coke then it's fine. If you are having multiple cups a day while pregnancy you might like to try and cut back or switch to de-caf for some of them.

    Also energy drinks are not really recommended while pregnant.

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    I think this is one of those topics (like drinking alcohol, or eating soft cheese while pregnant) that comes down to your body, your baby, your choice...

    You have some women who cut out caffeine completely, and others who still consume in moderation (ie couple cups a day).. And I've even met a couple who've made no change to their caffeine consumption

    I've switched to decaf coffee but still have my regular cuppa tea every day. I gave up coke but that was coz I can't stand gassy drinks when preggars, nothing to do with caffeine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo7 View Post
    I think this is one of those topics (like drinking alcohol, or eating soft cheese while pregnant) that comes down to your body, your baby, your choice...

    You have some women who cut out caffeine completely, and others who still consume in moderation (ie couple cups a day).. And I've even met a couple who've made no change to their caffeine consumption

    I've switched to decaf coffee but still have my regular cuppa tea every day. I gave up coke but that was coz I can't stand gassy drinks when preggars, nothing to do with caffeine
    Exactley this I drank Coke while pregnant but limited myself to 1 or 2 cans a day tops... not because its wrong but because I was overweight and needed to put limits up lol Moderation and Personal Choice

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    I drank Coke throughout my pregnancy. I'd have a glass or two every few days and I ate chocolate like there was no tomorrow. I couldn't help myself. Coke helped with my morning sickness as well. Weird but true. Make sure you plenty of water though because it can cause cramping.

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    I was not to exceed 200mg of caffeine per day. Anything lower is considered fairly safe.

    I went off of coffee during my pregnancies, but drank black tea and coke.



    • 1 mug of instant coffee = 100mg
    • 1 cup of instant coffee = 75mg
    • 1 cup of brewed coffee = 100mg to 350mg, depending on beans and depending how it is made
    • 1 cup of tea = 50mg
    • 1 can of cola = 40mg
    • 1 can of "energy" drink = 80mg
    • 1 x 50g bar of plain chocolate = up to 50mg
    • 1 x 50g bar of milk chocolate = up to 25mg

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    My doctor told me 2 Lots of caffeine a day- so I could have 2 coffees, or 2 cokes, or a coke and a coffee etc (she stressed that doesn't mean two of each though!). I drink redbull so she said 1 small can a day instead of the 2 cokes/coffee as redbull has a higher caffeine amount. Figured that's easy enough to follow!

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    I was told the same as Witwicky, no more than 200mg a day. I'm more a tea drinker than coffee drinker, so have a cup of tea of an evening and if I drink coffee (pregnant) it's a de caf. I cut out Coke when pregnant too, unless it's a pre mix coke.

    My blood pressure is always super low, so my Doctor always tells me to go home and have a coffee!

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    I have cut down on caffeine so I now 1-2 cups of regular black tea, and then I bought some naturally low-caffeine tea from T2 for the rest of the day (I'm a tea addict!)

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    My OB told me one or two cups of coffee or coke a day would be ok


 

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