So I know, caffeine is not a good thing while your pregnant, but I am a caffeine addict... before pregnancy i drank alot of soda, tea and coffee. Now that I am pregnant I dont drink coffee, i drink decaf tea (or regular tea on days i dont have soda) and maybe 2 cans of soda a day... today my dr said i still need to cut back... but I have terrible headaches due to the withdrawls from the caffeine... so my question is, how bad is the little bit of caffeine I am having? I dont think it would be a good idea to just stop all caffeine, but Im not a DR. I quit smoking, I drink water, eat pretty well and take my vitamins... why cant i have my damn caffeine???Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy
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Answer by ReginaGallo at 10:43 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
The above link is helpful info from the American Pregnancy Association. Basically, the bottom line is *some* caffeine in moderation should be OK in a normal, healthy pregnancy. It has been linked to increase chance of miscarriage, so if you're concerned or have had a loss before you might want to consider that carefully.
Like other Moms, I haven't cut out my caffeine entirely, I still have a Coke every now and then or a sweet tea, but I did switch to decaf on my coffee and increased my water and milk intake. Good luck Momma!
Answer by Serafyna at 11:37 PM on Jan. 13, 2009