Originally Posted by tracymom1
I drink a cup of coffee here and there. I also have a coke every once in a while . I think when it comes to diet issues and pregnancy there is a lot of information out there that could be turned and twisted to fit any argument. I am not someone who, as a general rule, believes in absolutes. I had a tuna sandwich the other day. I wouldn't have one every day, or even every week - but, to me, once in a while is no big deal. I also have a small glass of wine with shabbos dinner on Friday nights (maybe 3 oz?), but I wouldn't have one every night.
Moderation and balance - and following your instincts- are most important, IMHO.
I completely agree!
When DH and I first started TTC, I did my research and found that most places say about 300 mg a day of caffeine is ok. Well, DH and I were avid coffee drinkers at the time. We would each have 2 cups in the morning, then he would go to work and I would make another pot for myself (4 more cups). And if I ran out of that pot, or someone came by to visit, or or or, I would make another pot. I would easily drink 8-10 cups of coffee in any and every given day. So I knew I was in trouble! I cut down at first to one big travel mug a day. After 2 months of TTC, I cut coffee out entirely. I pretty much don't drink soda of any type, so that eliminated all caffeine from my diet (well except the little bit that's in chocolate :) )
We tried for 4 more months to TTC, no luck. As month 7 rolled around, I was starting a new job that was really going to screw with my sleep schedule, so I said, screw it. One cup a day it is. I started making a travel mug worth of coffee in the morning, which I would usually only finish half of - then having a small cup while at work. I decided it just wasn't worth the stress, you know?
And here I am with my BFP, that very same month :) Not that I think the caffeine helped me get pregnant - I think the difference was not stressing out about every tiny little detail. And that is the path I intend to take with my whole pregnancy.