Alright, this is a little complex.....please bear with me here.
I have had two miscarriages so far, and I DO consume quite a bit of caffeine because I have chronic fatigue and the coffee helps me on days of desperation, and I drink more those days I HAVE to do something. Both pregnancies were surprises, both ended in miscarriage. I am young-ish (28). No children. I know miscarriage can be caused by anything, but in a way, I suspect the caffeine I consumed BEFORE finding out I was pregnant had an effect. I would say on bad tiredness days, like 400 mg at least in a day (4 cups of premium coffee, or a Venti Latte with an extra shot). Once I found out I was pregnant (day 28), I would cut back drastically, to maybe 100 mg/day if that.
Anyways, hubby and I are actually planning it this time around. The problem is, I have an event I am running, that I HAVE to be SUPER alert/peppy for, and with my chronic fatigue, it's rough, trust me. The event would be on day 7-9-ish of my cycle. At first I was thinking I would only cut back on caffeine after hubby and I DTD (so day 14 and beyond), but then I got to wondering if the caffeine could even impact the building up of the endometrium (after my period is over), which will eventually become part of the placenta from what I gather. I don't know that the caffeine would affect that....I can't find the info online, and honestly, I'm not sure if anyone knows (scientists, etc).
I am thinking it's a long shot, in terms of something to worry about......but I dunno, what do you guys think? Another miscarriage would be rough, but I wanna start soon. I am already pushing off pregnancy by a few months because I don't want to be pregnant, tired, and unable to consume caffeine at this event, but should I then even push back my TTC to another month, so that even the beginning of my cycle won't have caffeine? Thoughts?
I figure I could just not drink (hardly) any caffeine the other days, except day of said big event, but I would like to option to consume at least 4 cups that day if I need it. Granted, it's just one day, not everyday (before I was drinking it more days in a row, like 200-400 mg/day). So I could maybe cut back to very low intake the other days to compensate.
It's just because of the past miscarriages that I'm paranoid.....I would prefer not to have to wait an extra month after that.