Infertility

Coffee & Caffeine

Hey all, just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on drinking caffeine while ttc.  I drink a LOT of coffee and have read that it may prevent conception, but quit coffee & caffeine completely for a good 3 months and had no positive results so started back.  What have you all heard or read about it? thanks!!

Re: Coffee & Caffeine

  • A lot of caffeine can have negative impact on your fertility.  However, after many years of TTC, a lot of people here have added coffee back in moderation because we just don't know how long this whole ordeal could take.  My instructions were that less than 150mg of caffeine daily is acceptable by my RE.  But everyone is different.

    Just curious, what's your dx? 

     
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    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

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  • I have one cup of coffee a day. I usually switch to decaf while I'm stimming and in the 2ww of a medicated cycle but my RE said it's fine to have A cup of regular coffee. Basically you just want to follow the caffeine guidelines a PG woman would.
    TTC 12/2009
    Me: 32 - Stage II Endo / DH: 36 - Low count and morphology (1%)
    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
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  • My previous RE said no caffeine, though I sneak in some decaf or chocolate occasionally. I don't miss it as much as I would have thought.

    I would just follow what advice your RE is recommending. Some are more strict than others and if you're in doubt and want to put forth 100% effort, cut it out.

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  • Thanks for the reply, but I'm quite new at all this and I'm not understanding all of your abbreviations.  I have been ttc for about 15 months now and have never undergone any testing other than blood work and pap.  I currently am on my 3rd cycle of clomid 50  mg. 
  • Sorry! I meant thanks for all the replies. :)
  • You should definitely ask to be seen by an RE (reproductive endocrinologist) after 15 months, they will be able to do all of the proper testing and monitoring.  Especially if you are using fertility drugs.  If you are taking clomid, you need to have regular monitoring of blood work (b/w) and ultrasound (u/s).  If you aren't, please don't take any more clomid without first seeing a specialist.  There are VERY serious side effects.

    Good Luck!!

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • Thanks so much!  Since first seeing my Dr. concerning fertility issues in June '11 I was a bit leary since many people I talk to have always had all these tests performed before being put on clomid, but I'm just so desperate I went with it with not much hesitation!  

    I go in for b/w after each cycle of the clomid and it has increased my progesterone levels.  My current Dr. wants me to stay on it for 3 cycles and if no luck test my husband and then he mentioned performing an u/s if everything comes back good on him.  Im going to complete this 3rd round of the clomid and most likely seek a 2nd opinion if I don't receive positive results.   Again, thanks for the input I am definitely going to look into seeing an RE.   

  • Well best of luck, I hope you don't need to see anyone else and you get your BFP this month.

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • I pretty much do everything in moderation. I am a bit more careful during the 2ww for an ART cycle and I only drink coffee when I absolutely need to and I cut out alcohol then.

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    DX: MFI - less than 1 million sperm, 26% motility
    DH put on anastrozole to increase counts
    June/July 2011 100 mg Clomid + TS IUI#1 & IUI 2 - BFN :-(
    Forced break due to DH getting spinal surgery in August 2011
    IVF - January 2012: BFN
    FET in April 2012 - BFP at 6dp5dt! Beta #1 at 9dp5dt: 82.5, Beta #2 at 12dp5dt: 352 Beta #3 at 19dp5dt: 6000, saw heartbeat and one little bean at 5W6D!
    After nearly 3 years of waiting our LO was born December 18th 2012!
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  • as stated above, you for sure should go see an RE. My Gyno put me on 50 mg of Clomid for two months and did not monitor me. I had no clue at the time that I should have been , but learned that once I started with my RE.
  • I have one cup a day. Everyday. 

    TTC #2 since June '08

    ~*DD 10.21.07*~

    dx unexplained

    IUI #1-4 BFN

    IVF#1 June 2011 BFN

    IVF#2 Dec 2011

    Beta#1 12/21 : 812 Beta#2 12/23 : 1634

    EDD 8/25

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  • I was a 2C coffee drinker and recently went half caf & half decaf. The caff part is about 1 cup.
    Me (33)& DX: DOR, FSH-20.3; DH(28):SA=normal 8/11 HSG= clear!
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