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6 weeks pregnant: caffeine

I am currently 6 weeks almost 7 and i just cant seem to quit caffeine, ive been eating chocolate, drinking sweet tea and ive had 2 cups of coffee since i found out i was pregnant. My question is do you think ive harmed the baby at all? i talked to my dr and he said 3 cups of coffee, pop, or tea was fine but my sweet teas are big.
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Most Dr's say up to 300mg of caffeine a day which is equal to about 3-4 cups of coffee. I wouldn't worry to much I drank 1-2 Mt. Dews a day the whole time I was pregnant and I am breastfeeding and I drink 1 Mt. Dew in the morning I don't drink coffee at all. I drink Chi tea too and it has caffeine in it.

Just try to limit your quantity.
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1055658_tn?1300848890
I've never limited my caffeine and my kids are fine. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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1330108_tn?1333680904
It doesn't cause harm to your baby but some studies have shown that over 200mg showed increased risk of miscarriage. That is why especially in the first trimester (when we need the caffeine the most lol) they say limit it.
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Yeah i asked my doctor this question when i found out i was pregnant as I usually have 1 tea a day while I am work.. and she said not to worry aobut it just to try to keep it under 200 MG a day..  I quit it all pretty much when i found out I was pregnant still.  Honestly though to be safe during the first trimester at least, try to keep it to one caffeinated beverage a day as you want it

Caffeine Content  


All figures are approximate, especially with coffee. Different varietals can have different caffeine content, and the way the coffee is roasted can also change the values. Double
espresso (2oz) 45-100 mg
Brewed coffee (8 oz) 60-120 mg
Instant coffee (8 oz) 70 mg
Decaf coffee (8 oz) 1-5 mg
Tea - black (8 oz) 45 mg
Tea - green (8 oz) 20 mg
Tea - white (8 oz) 15 mg
Coca Cola (12 oz can) 34 mg
Pepsi (12 oz can) 38 mg
Barq's Root Beer (12 oz can) 22 mg
7-up (12 oz) 0 mg
Chocolate milk (8 oz) 4 mg
Dark chocolate (1 oz) 20 mg
Milk chocolate (1 oz) 6 mg
Ben & Jerry's Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt (8 oz) 85 mg
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202436_tn?1326477933
up to 300 mg of caffiene per day is considered safe.  I'm a big caffeine junky and drank a lot of sodas with msot of my pregnancies and never had any issues from it.
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