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9605375 tn?1404870831

is it safe to drink coffee while pregnant ?

Hello I'm 19 pregnant with my first and I was wondering if drinking coffee is bad ? I don't drink coffee but some of my family members say it's ok but my mom says it's not and when I smell coffee it makes me want to drink some but haven't drank any because I don't want to risk it . So please let me know if it's bad or not thanks very much
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Avatar universal
Wait till your later months.
Caffeine isn't good for early stages since the babies heart rate is so fast you can misscarry.
Sometimes i crave it and i love the smell so much I'll poor 1/4 glass, fix it the way i like, then add water and ice.
I've had a few cups since 21 weeks. I'm 23 weeks now and my baby is always okay.
She doesn't get jittery like she used to with soda at 19weeks.
Avatar universal
Yes it's okay to drink. My doctor said 2 cups a day is safe. A lot of woman have told me that they don't change how much coffee or soda they have when pregnant and didn't have any issues. I usually have 1 cup of coffee a day and every now and then I'll have a soda, I've had some pretty strong cravings for Pepsi! To answer your question... Go ahead and have a cup or two :)
7157499 tn?1411821385
you can have one or two cups a day.
9605375 tn?1404870831
I'm 22 weeks by the way and Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it :-) . And also does it have to be decaf ?
Avatar universal
My ob told me to swap to tea because its a little less caffeine per cup and just have one a day. But when I did the preadmission interview at the hospital they gave me a hard time about drinking my one cup of tea a day. I think it really depends on who you talk to. I would just be conscious of how much caffeinated drinks you have a day and try to limit it to one or two.
9605375 tn?1404870831
Thanks so much I'll keep that in mind :-)
9536744 tn?1414122031
No it doesn't have to be decaf I have a cup a day and my baby is fine and my mom basically lived off of coffee with all 3 of her pregnancies and we're all just fine.
9605375 tn?1404870831
Thank you for answering my question :-) I really appreciate it I've been so bummed that I couldn't drink coffee because I love the smell but all these comments really helped ! :-) thanks again ! :-)
2021990 tn?1398838140
My ob said the same, 1-2 cups is okay.
Avatar universal
It also depends on where you are getting the coffee from. Drs advise no more than 200mg of caffeine a day. A cup of coffee has roughly 120mg of caffeine. And that is instant coffee you make yourself at home. So something like a large mocha or latter from Starbucks would have a lot more. It would still be safe, but just have it once in a while as a treat :)
I don't drink tea or coffee, but I do love soda. And a can of soda has about 80mg of caffeine.
I've mostly been drinking decaffeinated soda, but still have Pepsi or cola sometimes as a treat.
Avatar universal
Actually espresso has less caffeine than regular coffee. At least at Starbucks a grande latte or mocha is the same as a cup of coffee. Just as long as your not adding extra shots.
8765540 tn?1407588917
Ive been having 1 small cup of coffee a few days a week. I dont drink any soda though. . Only once in a while. And baby girl is doing just fine.
9605375 tn?1404870831
oh ok :) thank you all for taking the time to comment I really appreciate it ! :D thanks for the advice and info ! :)
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