Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Is this a good idea?

I need to get off of caffeine. I'm not someone who is getting off of it because of any reason other than the fact that I drink too much of it, and I want to be healthier for the baby...and I don't want it to start bouncing around in my tummy from a coffee high. lol. So anyway, I've decided rather than going cold turkey, I'm going to go gradually. I started this morning with half of my regular coffee (espresso roast from starbucks), the other half, "half-caff" from Folgers. Once I've done that a couple of days, then I'm going to go all "Half-Caff", then half "Half-Caff", half Decaff, then full decaff. Is that a good idea? Sorry if it's confusing lol.

Answer Question
 
DereksBabyMomma

Asked by DereksBabyMomma at 4:27 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Health

Level 16 (2,528 Credits)
Answers (11)
  • Sounds good to me.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 4:29 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • It's ok to have 1 cup a day. I would try to just go with 1 cup and then stop altogether. I would definitely stop the espresso though.
    JGRIMMER

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 4:31 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I couldn't handle the acid from my beloved coffee with my final pregnancy, so i started adding hot cocoa to my coffee and lots of milk. About a half cup of coffee, half packet of cocoa mix, topped with milk. Yum! What you described would have killed me... no caffeine at all, yikes!
    silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 4:31 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I drank coffee when I was preggers-I think that's why my daughter is off the wall. lol.
    Starbucks/Caribu were my best friends. lol (like 3 times a day) My daughter loves coffee though...
    Chell.o_0

    Answer by Chell.o_0 at 4:31 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • sounds good to me but if u start feeling like u have no energy and getting headaches then maybe u will have to stretch it out alittle longer. I tried cutting out caff. and i felt horrible at first. I still havent gotten all the way off but im down to half a soda a day to keep me feeling normal. Im kinda scared i guess to drop that half. I dont wanna feel like that ever again.
    tiffany0317

    Answer by tiffany0317 at 4:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • So, I would say yes, if you don't want your child off the wall like mine. :)
    Chell.o_0

    Answer by Chell.o_0 at 4:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Actually, Espresso is LESS caffeinated (about 100mg/shot vs. 8oz drip coffee= 130mg). The darker the roast, the more caffeine has been roasted out, FYI.
    silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 4:34 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Decaf is just as bad as regular coffee. The process of decaffeinatingis bad. I think you should just cut back tell you are just drinking 1 cup a day.  Remember caffeine is in sodas too. And tea.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:34 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I've tried really hard to drink just one cup a day, and it just doesn't work. The reason I've not just gone cold turkey is the same reason it doesn't work to just cut back. I get headaches from lack of caffeine, as expected, but everytime I get a headache, I risk having a seizure. (I have a seizure disorder, dr has already evaluated me it)
    DereksBabyMomma

    Comment by DereksBabyMomma (original poster) at 4:41 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I had a cappuccino every day when i was pregnant with my twins and they're fine. I think it would be far more dangerous for your baby if you had a seizure than if you have a cup of coffee. Lots of people don't cut out caffein when they're pregnant.
    onethentwins

    Answer by onethentwins at 4:45 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Health
Should I get another opinion? adult content

Next question overall (Pregnancy)
help

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN