Is it okay to drink caffeine? How much is to much?
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24-05-2012 01:59 #1
Coffee/ caffeine while pregnant
24-05-2012 02:32 #2
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.
24-05-2012 07:23 #3
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
24-05-2012 08:13 #4
24-05-2012 08:19 #5
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.
24-05-2012 08:24 #6
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
24-05-2012 08:29 #7
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!
24-05-2012 08:36 #8
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!
24-05-2012 08:53 #9
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!)
24-05-2012 09:27 #10Senior Member
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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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