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"I Love Coffee" Support Thread?

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
Anyone else struggling to cut back on, or completely cut out, coffee?

I'm limiting myself to one cup a day. It's awful. Doesn't help that my office is home to a coffee cart run by the local alternative boarding school. Organic, fair trade coffee, proceeds go towards helping them keep their (very awesome, student-centered) program running.

The student who runs it commented on my lack of patronage this past week.

Tell me I'm not alone in my coffee-missing misery.

I won't even start on the batch of homebrewed spruce ale that is sitting at home in bottles, taunting my pregnant self with it's deliciousness.
post #2 of 31
I haven't had coffee in weeks

My french press broke and I took it as a sign.
post #3 of 31
I wish I could say the same. I haven't been able to stomach it at all.

Not sure which is worse. I remember having a cup a day with #1 the whole time. I even made myself a delicious latte the other morning before work and ended up dumping it half way through. Such a shame.
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by Jazzmin View Post
I haven't had coffee in weeks

My french press broke and I took it as a sign.
I have one sitting here on my desk. We have hot water at our "coffee station" for the tea-drinkers, and I use it to make french pressed coffee.

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Originally Posted by prettyuglybefore View Post
I wish I could say the same. I haven't been able to stomach it at all.

Not sure which is worse. I remember having a cup a day with #1 the whole time. I even made myself a delicious latte the other morning before work and ended up dumping it half way through. Such a shame.
Last pregnancy, DH would make a small french-press of coffee (interestingly, it's the same little one that's now sitting on my desk, mocking me), and put most of it into his travel mug, then put the remainder in mine with some milk. It was PERFECT.
post #5 of 31
i'm a daily addict but i'm beginning to no longer stomache it as well, as a pp mentioned. dh brought me home my usual latte this morning and i could only mange a few sips.

i did just recently discover starbucks new skinny dolce latte. those are yum and definitely look forward to enjoying them someday relatively soon.
post #6 of 31
I thought we weren't supposed to have caffeine during the first trimester at least? I love coffee but I'm avoiding even decaf, which does have some caffeine in it.
post #7 of 31
I switched to decaf in the fall. Glad I did--I went through severe withdrawal for three weeks... I actualy thought I was PG since I felt so sick.

I am doing a couple cups of decaf in the morning. I know there's some caffeine in it, but I know some mamas do regular. I don't have an aversion to it yet, which is good because some days the promise of a cup of decaf is the only thing that gets me out of bed in time to go to work.
post #8 of 31
In my last pregnancy, I read that up to two cups a day of regular coffee are fine. So I've been drinking one half or one full cup of regular coffee in the morning, and then decaf the rest of the day. Non-pregnant, I was drinking probably 3-5 cups of regular coffee a day. Now, after my one regular coffee in the morning, I might only have 1-2 cups of decaf, because decaf just does not taste so good.
post #9 of 31
Oh yes. I normally drink an entire pot to myself at work in the am. Seriously.

Now I'm limiting myself to only one cup and it's been hard! I'm drinking warm pregnancy tea which helps, but oh man, I miss my coffee!

You are so not alone.
post #10 of 31
I seriously can't stomach coffee anymore though I've been having a cup of green tea in the morning at work. Same thing happened last time though I was able to start drinking again in my second trimester.
post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Heinleinesque View Post
I thought we weren't supposed to have caffeine during the first trimester at least? I love coffee but I'm avoiding even decaf, which does have some caffeine in it.
According to the research I've found, coffee in moderation (no more than three cups a day) is safe throughout pregnancy. My OB told me that in scandanavian countries, coffee isn't on the "no" list for pregnant women, and they don't have a higher rate of complications that are thought to be linked to caffeine.
My OB said that a cup a day is no problem at all. And I guess if you're a real addict, even two or three cups isn't a problem, although I'd rather be on the safe side and limit all drugs anyway.
post #12 of 31
I cut out coffee entirely with my last pregnancy, but this time, I'm continuing with my morning cup o' joe, although, it's more like warm milk with coffee flavoring: half full strength coffee, half milk. It usually needs to be rewarmed immediately, and I only drink half of that. I just love the idea of a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Tea doesn't do it for me.
post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by kitikatuka View Post
I just love the idea of a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Tea doesn't do it for me.
Yep, I agree!
post #14 of 31
I miss my coffee I haven't really started up again though since I quit when pregnant with ds so it's not so much a big deal this time. I started drinking my coffee with milk a couple years ago, and now that our house is dairy free for ds I only really drink coffee out. Since I don't drink it every day, regular is unnecessarily strong so I'm happy doing decaf with cream any chance I get.
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Heinleinesque View Post
I thought we weren't supposed to have caffeine during the first trimester at least? I love coffee but I'm avoiding even decaf, which does have some caffeine in it.
The most recent evidence suggests that under 300mg of caffeine a day poses no known risk.

I've mostly cut it back to one coffee cup a day, though occasionally I have my normal two.
post #16 of 31
I still drink a coffee in the morning. We make espresso, which apparently has less caffeine than most filter coffees because it is 100% arabica beans. I basically have coffee-flavoured milk, but it makes mornings bearable. I am only 4.5 weeks, though, and if this pregnancy is anything like my last, I will probably be completely off coffee within a couple of weeks.
post #17 of 31
My first pg was a molar and my pregnancy symptoms were really heightened then and just the smell of coffee was enough to make me puke. With ds I just cut out coffee entirely because I was under the impression that coffee was a no no. I've since learned that a bit of coffee isn't so bad, and have the odd cup here and there and am finding it still very enjoyable.
post #18 of 31
I have an addiction, especially to iced coffee. I am limiting myself to one cup or less a day. I know that the whole caffeine during pregnancy is slightly overblown, but I still want to try to cut down. I do my coffee with A LOT of milk. It's pretty much 1/2 coffee and half milk.

As for decaf - be careful. My understanding is that the decaffeination process uses dangerous chemicals. There is water decaffeination, but it's rarely done. The common chemicals used are methylene chloride (dichloromethane), ethyl acetate and carbon dioxide (with activated charcoal). 8 out of 10 decafs use the first two solvents. Decaf is also more acidic.
post #19 of 31
i'm addicted to chai lattes from starbucks and the occasional coffee but sigh, i'm holding back and miss it so much! with my m/c history, no caffiene at all - not even a cheat since the BFP. tried peggy's homemade chai and it was yummy but no starbucks. ah well, it will be worth it in the end.
post #20 of 31
I'm currently drinking 1/2 decaf 1/2 caff. in an attempt to wean myself off of coffee I miss my fully caffeinated already!
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