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    Any coffee drinkers out there?

    I have always been a coffee lover, but when I was in the first trimester it actually didn't look or even smell good to me and since I knew it wasn't exactly ideal for the baby, I gave it up, no problem. Now I am 23 weeks and have been having 1-2 cups of coffee every day, I feel like I look forward to it so much! I asked my doc about it and although there is conflicting information out there, he said he thought it was fine especially since I am this far along. He actually said ANY amount is likely safe but I limit it to 2 cups a day. I still feel kinda guilty though. I did the same with my other 3 pregnancies and had no issues what so ever... anyone else drink coffee but kinda wish you didn't?
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    In spite of having worked as a barista, I never drank coffee until after we brought our son home. Now I deeply love coffee. I felt bad about it for awhile and tried to quit, but then I read this thing about how coffee is actually good for you and I chose to believe it. Here is a random popular science article to back that up: http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...-are-7-reasons

    I feel like all of the women I know drank coffee through their pregnancies, and all of those babies are fine. 1-2 cups a day doesn't sound excessive to me at all. Maybe it could cause a problem if you were drinking twelve cups a day, or if you were predisposed to a heart condition or something. I would not worry about this, especially since your doctor said it was fine.

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    The only study which demonstrated ill effects in pregnancy of coffee consumption did not show any downside until daily use >7 cups/day. In women who drank that much coffee, the vasoconstrictive effects caused a modest uptick IUGR and preterm labor.

    Nearly all physicians just halve that amount and say as long as you drink <3 cups/day, you're fine-- but the data supports <7.

    I drink coffee daily, usually 1-2 cups. When I was pregnant with my son I was in active clinical residency, so had an extremely heavy work schedule and was regularly (every fourth night) working 30 hour shifts. I drank significantly more, probably on the order of 4-5 cups a day, with no ill effect. Anecdata to be sure but feel comfortable that modest caffeine consumption is safe in pregnancy.
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    Yes, I drink coffee and I love it. I drink a lot though, so a few years ago I started buying caffe d'orzo which is a coffee substitute made from barley. They even have cappuccino d'orzo (instant cappuccino!) and it's actually really delicious! I used to work as a barista at one of London's best coffee houses, so I'm usually hard to please, but this one is tasty and doesn't make my tummy upset, like coffee does if I have too many mugs...

    My GP said as long as I kept it under 8 cups I should be fine. He also let me drink wine and champagne (restricted amounts, of course), so I was a happy girl during my pregnancy!

    Don't feel guilty, enjoy your coffee. You can also drink decaff, or try the orzo coffee if you can get it where you are.
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    Whew! Good, now I can stop feeling guilty! Thanks ladies!
    Momma to:

    Oakley Adam
    Aspen Elizabeth
    Brecken Charlie


    Expecting another boy October 8, 2013

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