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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy? I haven't been able to give it up. Just one cup a day, often mixed half decaf half regular.
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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy? I haven't been able to give it up. Just one cup a day, often mixed half decaf half regular.
Caffeine in moderation is fine during pregnancy. You can drink a fully caffeinated cup with no problem, as long as your stomach doesn't protest.
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Caffeine in moderation is fine during pregnancy. You can drink a fully caffeinated cup with no problem, as long as your stomach doesn't protest.
Thanks That is what I had heard. I would assume that the reason for concern would be an increase in blood pressure from the caffeine. And my blood pressure tends to be very low anyway so I'm thinking I won't give up my morning coffee this time around!
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Thanks That is what I had heard. I would assume that the reason for concern would be an increase in blood pressure from the caffeine. And my blood pressure tends to be very low anyway so I'm thinking I won't give up my morning coffee this time around!
If you take in a large amount of caffeine, elevated blood pressure is one issue, as well as increased heart rate and risk of dehydration. There's also a somewhat nebulous link between high caffeine intake and miscarriage. Most healthcare providers will tell you that you can safely consume up to 200mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy, which is the equivalent of a 12oz cup of coffee.

I love coffee. Unfortunately for me, it has started to smell and taste REALLY off (beefy, somehow?), so I haven't been drinking it.
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Luckiest, I love that story about your son! My son is 22 months and we ordered him a "big brother" book he loves and he goes around saying "brutha brutha brutha." Good thing, too since he's going to have two new sibs.

Dreamingtree, thanks for asking about my symptoms. They are not that intense. Just fatigue and hunger and thirst that are a lot more intense than I remember with my son, and I've already gained a little weight and feel my uterus getting heavy and twingy. Last time my morning sickness didn't start until 9 weeks.

We are still in twinshock over here, for sure. Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep." haha. It's going to kill me to wait for the heartbeat ultrasound. I really thought that we would have a higher chance of miscarriage with the twins but the clinic says it's the same, including the "vanishing twin" thing. The thing I'm trying to wrap my head around is if we see two heartbeats in two weeks, we are 95% sure going to have both those babies. Insane!

I'm so glad there are so many experienced mamas here. I am worried about making sure my son gets all the love, attention, and enrichment he needs as we go through this pregnancy and birth.



I hope we can handle it! I guess my sweet boy was our practice baby, and he was a doozy: colic, reflux, food allergies, not a sleeper. We have always joked that we would just demand my MIL move here if we had twins. It was a joke! But we are really hoping she will be able to at least come stay a few months, she was planning on "snowbirding" we think.
My second was like that. If I had two reflux babies at a time ... I think I might not survive. I'm pray for both of us to skip reflux babies this time around.
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Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep."
Oh yes, been there, done that the first night after we found out (not twins, at least not as far as we know yet)! But I have also done this when starting a new job or quitting a job to stay at home. It's one thing to know God (or the universe, if you like) has a plan and another to accept it.
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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy?
I was just reading that it is bad news because it increases the baby's heart rate and some other reasons. Funny thing, I was super tired last Saturday afternoon, so I had a cup of coffee. Still didn't get AF after 4-5 days of expecting it, so I took the test expecting a negative (just to rule it out) and got a positive. My heart was pounding really hard, but I don't think it was the coffee, I think that the coffee just made it a little worse. So from that moment I quit, and from what I have read and heard, it will be about another week until I am fully functional brain-wise. But as of yesterday, I think even if I had decided to keep drinking a cup a day I would have quit because everything smells and tastes bad. And I do mean EVERYTHING.

I remember though, during the second trimester of my second pregnancy, this one day when I woke up and went into the kitchen and thought, "Wow, I am so awake I don't even need coffee." I don't know why I remember that of all moments in that pregnancy, but it gives me hope.
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I read 200 mg of caffeine somewhere, but then I read 100, too. hmmm.


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I think over 300 is proven to increase chance of miscarriage but they say don't go over 200.

I had three beers the day I found out I was pregnant (before I realized I was late). oops

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I just went to the bathroom and there was very very slightly blood tinged mucus. I'm three weeks six days. Aka found out yesterday. Aka 12 dpo. Should I be concerned? I've had light Cramps on and off for a week and a half now.

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Lovinmommyhood: you are still very early so maybe it's left over from implantation. That sounds exactly like the implantation bleeding I had a couple pregnancies ago.
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Yes, I agree with cagnew--you don't need to worry about that too much. Very, very light seems like nothing to be concerned about at all. Easier said than done, I know , but hopefully this will help set your mind at ease a little bit.

Dating ultrasound on Thursday went well, adjusted EDD is 1/29! Oops... How do y'all feel about me just fudging it for "early February" and staying with this DDC instead of hopping over to January? I already feel like I'd miss you if I switched at this point. Any thoughts?

After a weekend spent in (but mostly outside of) a cabin, I officially want to quit everything and move outside full time, because I basically quit nausea for an entire weekend--got into the car to come home, and HEY, turns out I hadn't quit it for good. Boo. Was so pleased to think I might have turned the corner, when it turns out that it's actually the fresh air and the moment I go back inside, I'm done for again. Guess I am going to be taking a whooooole lot of walks at work from now on!

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Yes, I agree with cagnew--you don't need to worry about that too much. Very, very light seems like nothing to be concerned about at all. Easier said than done, I know , but hopefully this will help set your mind at ease a little bit.

Dating ultrasound on Thursday went well, adjusted EDD is 1/29! Oops... How do y'all feel about me just fudging it for "early February" and staying with this DDC instead of hopping over to January? I already feel like I'd miss you if I switched at this point. Any thoughts?

After a weekend spent in (but mostly outside of) a cabin, I officially want to quit everything and move outside full time, because I basically quit nausea for an entire weekend--got into the car to come home, and HEY, turns out I hadn't quit it for good. Boo. Was so pleased to think I might have turned the corner, when it turns out that it's actually the fresh air and the moment I go back inside, I'm done for again. Guess I am going to be taking a whooooole lot of walks at work from now on!
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I am starting a brand new job as a nurse. I just graduated from nursing school so I definitely have a lot going on now with a pregnancy. In addition, we are also looking for a new house to buy and get rid of the one we have.

I'm just nervous of having morning sickness while I am trying to orient as a new nurse. I will take the Zofran if I have to. I didn't take anything last pregnancy (except for Prilosec due to severe GERD and also of course a prenatal) but I may not have much choice this time around.
@dreamingtree I'm considering applying for nursing school but am afraid I won't be able to for quite a while with the baby on the way. Did you have any children when you were in school? I know it's possible and I see single moms graduate from college all the time so I figure I can with a husband but nursing school is kind of a different world.

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Aw, shucks. The feeling's mutual!

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@dreamingtree I'm considering applying for nursing school but am afraid I won't be able to for quite a while with the baby on the way. Did you have any children when you were in school? I know it's possible and I see single moms graduate from college all the time so I figure I can with a husband but nursing school is kind of a different world.
Nursing school is definitely a different animal! I happened to love it, it wasn't easy, but it worked out well for me. My little boy was 2 when I started and almost 4 when I graduated. I did a 2 year associates degree in nursing. We had a girl in our class give birth to her third child on the day of the final exam for the first year. She went on to graduate just fine! We had another girl get pregnant the first year and the way her due date fell she had to take a year off. Most of the people in my class had children at home. I deliberately avoided pregnancy during nursing school because I just didn't want anything potentially holding me up from graduating. But I did have baby fever the whole time!

You can absolutely do it, it just takes some dedication. If you can get your prerequisite classes out of the way before taking the actual nursing program that is helpful. You also want to check on the way the nursing school you are applying to does things. For example, one of the schools around here does clinicals in such a way that the students have to travel hours to a clinical site for some of their rotations and stay overnight in hotels for 3 or more days at a time to get their hours in. Obviously not conducive to family life. My school was much better. We only had to stay out of town once during the whole 2 year program for a psychiatric rotation, for 4 days. Everything else was local and I was home every night.

Good luck to you, whatever you decide Nursing is a great profession, a tough profession, but a very honorable profession. And there are so many directions you can go with it.
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