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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by bcblondie View Post
If you don't think it's bad, why would you drink less if you were pregnant or nursing? Not trying to be a jerk. Just asking.
There are a lot of things that are fine for a healthy person but need to be modified when pregnant.

I think coffee is fine. Like anything, can it be over done? Absolutely. But, a cup or two a day is fine. However, because there is a link between miscarriage and over consumption of caffeine, I'd personally cut way back if I were pregnant as a precaution. Just like I wouldn't eat certain fish, I wouldn't drink alcohol, I wouldn't eat soft cheeses etc..... all things that are fine when not pregnant but, when pregnant need to be monitored.
post #22 of 32
I guess that's true. Even exercise should be moderated when pregnant.
Although the fact that too much could cause miscarriage makes me wonder what exactly about it is causing the miscarriage. Could there be a middle ground of negative effects on the baby without causing miscarriage?
post #23 of 32
FWIW, I was warned against carrots when I was having trouble with secondary infertility, followed by 3 m/c. There are studies implicating almost everything with miscarriage. I almost went nuts back then.
post #24 of 32
Oh heck. I was warned against both bottled water and tap water. Ok what should I do then, distill my own? lol.
post #25 of 32
I am careful about eating sushi and soft cheeses when pregnant, but I don't think they're inherently dangerous.
post #26 of 32
Yeah, I don't drink alcohol while pregnant, but I have no problems with it while I'm not.

Also wanted to point out to the poster who suggested green tea as a sub for caffeinated drinks that green tea has caffeine.
post #27 of 32
Also I stopped drinking green tea because I heard herbs during pg is bad. I dunno if that's true.
I also stopped protein drinks "just in case" but I have no idea if they're bad.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by bcblondie View Post
If you don't think it's bad, why would you drink less if you were pregnant or nursing?
Because of my thoughts here
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Originally Posted by Sol_y_Paz View Post
Excessive consumption of caffeine above my normal consumption amounts can mess with my charting. So I know it isn't completely benign.
Better safe than sorry type thing I suppose, trying to go more for moderation for baby's well being. Tea is my only drink other than water and I love it to drink from morning until evening (when I drink water or decaf). I sometimes drink OJ or cranberry juice, but not often.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by amcal View Post
There are a lot of things that are fine for a healthy person but need to be modified when pregnant.
This
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by bcblondie View Post
Also I stopped drinking green tea because I heard herbs during pg is bad. I dunno if that's true.
I also stopped protein drinks "just in case" but I have no idea if they're bad.
Green tea is not an herb in that sense. It's a drug, actually, a very mild one.

IMR- I know it has caffeine, but the drug is released more slowly into the system and at least for many, does not cause the palpitations that coffee does, plus it has other redeeming qualities.

My suggestion is for hard-core caffeine addicts, not for those who can quit. If you can, do!
post #31 of 32
Thread Starter 

thank you all for your comments. :)

 

Thank you for the last one of Chai Rooibus... I will most surely try it. So glad I don't have to give up my hot cuppa!! :)

 

post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by karika View Post

Personally I feel caffeine is in the same vein as cocaine. It is not healthy in the ways it is delivered in this day and age (as a freestanding compound injected into HFCS and carbonated water and preservatives, otherwise known as soda). It is especially not good during pregnancy and while nursing your child. You can get fair trade, organically grown, naturally (water) decaffeinated coffee nowadays. You can also safely have chamomile tea, but other herbal teas are not recommended in pregnancy.
I like Chai tea also (or did before becoming caffeine free back in 99). My sister sent me a canister of tea bags called chai spice or something. When I saw the first ingredient was black tea I figured I would have to wait until my baby was 4 yo to use them. But then I found out you can decaffeinate anything yourself. I put boiling water over the bag and let it steep. Then pour that off and use the same bag to make a cup for me to drink. I am not sure which culture does that, but they have a 'tea ceremony' where they pour boiling water on the same leaves about 4 times, only drinking the tea from the fourth time...
hth

I have to ask, have you ever done cocaine?  Comparing caffeine to cocaine is just ridiculous...sorry.
 

 

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