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Food Aversions??!??!?
Hi Ladies :)
still waiting for that phone call... so as i was waiting, i thought i would get myself a cinamon bun - taosted! (the caf. at work is pretty awesome!) i usually have at least 3 a week!! well i had some of my bun and all i tasted was BANANA??!!? why?!? lol GROSS!! well i couldnt finish eating it... i had to throw it out.  :( i hope i just have an aversion to banana  and not cinamon buns!

any other aversions out there?? i couldn't help but giggle when i read some blogs about aversions... would be fun to see what elses is going on out there!
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1345697 tn?1430622621
No aversion (yet) but I've been craving ANYTHING salty. I even think about what I can eat at the next meal that will give me a salt fix. Crazy!
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LOL that's funny!! lol I dot think i have been craving... but the only thing that "interests" me is fruit, water, and real food lol not like fast food or greasy stuff. looks to be a good start!
i tried drinking this sparkling berry green tea with supper.... i just opened up the can and it smelled like candy.. took a sip, it just tasted SOUR! lol made DH drink it lol..
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Try to avoid caffeine as much as possible since is highly related to miscarriages. I think the max dose per day is 100 mg.

   Type of coffee Caffeine
                                                                    (milligrams)
Dunkin' Donuts, brewed, 16 oz (480 mL) 143-206
Generic brewed, 8 oz (240 mL)                  95-200
Generic brewed, decaffeinated, 8 oz (240 mL) 2-12
Generic instant, 8 oz (240 mL) 27-173
Generic instant, decaffeinated, 8 oz (240 mL) 2-12
Starbucks Espresso, 1 oz (30 mL)                       58-75
Starbucks Vanilla Latte, 16 oz (480 mL)           150


TEA


Type of tea Caffeine
(milligrams)
Brewed tea
Black tea, 8 oz (240 mL) 40-120
Black tea, decaffeinated, 8 oz (240 mL) 2-10
Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea Latte, 16 oz (480 mL) 100
Stash Premium Green, 6 oz (180 mL) 26
Iced Tea
AriZona Green Tea, 16 oz (480 mL) 15
Generic instant mix, unsweetened, 1 tsp (5 mL) 27
Generic instant mix, decaffeinated, unsweetened, 1 tsp (5 mL) 1
Lipton Brisk Lemon Iced Tea, 12 oz (355 mL) 7
Nestea Iced Tea, 12 oz (355 mL) 26
Snapple Plain Unsweetened, 16 oz (480 mL) 18

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959647 tn?1333033826

Highlights
Now that I'm pregnant, do I have to stop drinking coffee and avoid other sources of caffeine?
Are there other risks besides miscarriage?
Which foods and beverages contain caffeine?
Caffeine chart: Amounts in common foods and beverages
I'd like to kick the caffeine habit while I'm pregnant. Any tips?

Now that I'm pregnant, do I have to stop drinking coffee and avoid other sources of caffeine?

There's general agreement that pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid consuming large quantities of caffeine. But after decades of controversy and conflicting evidence, there's still no real consensus on how much caffeine is safe during pregnancy.

The March of Dimes advises women to limit their caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day (that's about one 12-ounce cup of coffee). This recommendation was prompted by the results of a study published in the March 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that showed that moms-to-be who consumed 200 mg or more of caffeine a day had double the risk of miscarriage compared with those who had no caffeine.

Not all studies show a link between caffeine consumption and a higher risk of miscarriage. Still, it may be smart to err on the side of caution and stick to the March of Dimes recommendation. (See the chart below to get a sense of the caffeine content of various types of coffee, tea, and other common sources.)

Of course, if you decide to cut out caffeine altogether, you won't get any arguments from your doctor or midwife.
Are there other risks besides miscarriage?

Yes. Because caffeine causes blood vessels to constrict, it may reduce blood flow to the placenta. And because it easily crosses the placenta and reaches your baby (who then metabolizes it very slowly), caffeine may directly affect your baby's developing cells.

A study in Denmark found that the risk of stillbirth more than doubled in women who drank a great deal of coffee per day – eight cups or more – compared with women who didn't drink coffee. Some studies suggest that high caffeine consumption may slightly reduce a baby's birth weight, but other research has shown no association.

One study found a link between maternal caffeine consumption equal to three cups of coffee per day and an increased risk of having a son born with undescended testes. This happens when the testes don't move from the pelvis into the scrotum as they usually do in late pregnancy.

Other research has shown that newborns whose mothers consumed more than 500 mg of caffeine a day had faster heart rates and breathing rates and spent more time awake in the first few days after birth.

One thing's sure: You'll feel better if you don't consume a lot of caffeine. It's a stimulant, so it raises your heart rate and may raise your blood pressure slightly, too. Plus, it can make you feel jittery and cause insomnia. Caffeine can also contribute to heartburn by stimulating the secretion of stomach acid.

These effects may be more pronounced or last longer than usual as you approach your due date, because your body breaks down caffeine more slowly as your pregnancy progresses. And that means a higher level of caffeine in your bloodstream – and in your baby's.

There's one more reason to cut back on coffee and tea during your pregnancy, whether it's caffeinated or not. These beverages contain compounds called phenols that make it harder for your body to absorb iron. This is particularly important because many pregnant women are already low on iron. If you drink coffee or tea, have it between meals so it'll have less of an effect on your iron absorption
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959647 tn?1333033826
I don't want to alarm you! I just wanted to pass on the info. The max dose is 200 mg I was wrong the first time :)

I really wish you the best pregnancy and pass us some baby dust!!!

HUGS

Mariana
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Thanks for that!! :)
no worries, im not a caffeine feind! lol i think the last time i had a coffee was last month??? who knows.. but if i can't remember the last time then it's all good :)
the only thing i want to drink right now is water and milk.. any type of  juice  = yuck!

baby dust to you all!
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1309497 tn?1368321787
at first, all I wanted was hibachi fast food (basically fried rice and chicken w/ yum-yum sauce). i would drool over the thought of it! hahaha. once I actually had it, I thought I was going to be sick. I also can't stand the smell or taste of coffee (which ***** because before pregnancy, I LOVED it!).

last night my husband made chicken fajita's for dinner. i ate, but when i walked into the kitchen about an hour later and caught the smell of leftovers, I almost lost it!



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well it's been a while since i've posted.
this are going well.. i found some "new aversions"...

DH asked me to re-fill our paprika shaker.....that made me toss my cookies...(i guess the smell?!?)
peeling raw potoatoes is now the grossest thing ever.
the smell of any type of meat cooking  makes my stomach turn - BUT i can eat it, as long as im not around while its getting cooked.

FUN FUN FUN!!! :)
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i'm the exact opposite w/ meat right now! i can handle it and cook it, but if i try and eat it, i get nauseous! Last night my hubby made steak & I took one bite and almost lost it.
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well i am 8 weeks and 3 days :) although i have been blessed with NOT having morning sickness... and that means i get to go to work :) i do however have EVENING SICKNESS!! :( it's terrible!! at around 3-4pm EVERYDAY since about 6 weeks i have been feeling nauseous..  it has got to the point that i don't want to eat anything, i don't want to look at food as EVERYTHING makes me want to vomit.  Especially meat of any kind -  raw / cooking.. it lasts until about 10pmish... sometimes i just sleep thru the yuckiness. I do feel great in the morning, and that is when i eat the most - lots of fruit, veggies, oatmeal, milk, water, yogurt, whatever -  if it isn't meat i will and can eat it..

any one else having evening sickness??
anyone know of an old wives tale that determines the sex of baby due to sickness?? lol
its always fun reading about everyone else's stories :)
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161938 tn?1212172749
I had bad afternoon sickness with both singletons (one was boy and one was girl)
my mornng / all day sickness was bad with boy/boy twins
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