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Decaf Coffee?

I used to drink coffee before getting pregnant and I don't want to take any chances and drink any especially during the first Tri, but would you drink decaf? I have been craving coffee....
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Re: Decaf Coffee?

  • I don't see it being a problem. I started drinking a cup of regular every day after my first trimester ended...we get about 200 mg of caffeine a day, and thats more than one 8oz cup. There is so little caffeine in decaf, that if you want it for the taste, I'd say its fine. If you are really concerned, ask your dr.
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  • I was craving it the other day, and looked it up. I found that even "naturally decaffeinated" is done so with a chemical that is not healthy. I read up and saw that the best decaf method is a swiss water method, but you'll probably have to go to a specialty natural foods store for that. I haven't looked yet.

    However, for all the normal pregnant ladies, they drink decaf and 1 cup of caf all the time, so us uber-cautious people can try and take a lesson from them. I have just decided sips of DH's normal latte's will suffice until second tri. But I am being super careful right now.

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  • I have had 2 nurses tell me that it was ok to drink 1 cup of regular coffee during the first tri so I think decaf should be ok in moderation. Just wanted to see what others have been told. 
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    I was craving it the other day, and looked it up. I found that even "naturally decaffeinated" is done so with a chemical that is not healthy. I read up and saw that the best decaf method is a swiss water method, but you'll probably have to go to a specialty natural foods store for that. I haven't looked yet.

    However, for all the normal pregnant ladies, they drink decaf and 1 cup of caf all the time, so us uber-cautious people can try and take a lesson from them. I have just decided sips of DH's normal latte's will suffice until second tri. But I am being super careful right now.

    Starbucks has Swiss water processed decaf coffee. If you want delicious treat, find a Starbucks with a Clover machine - it's basically French press coffee by the cup so you can choose your blend rather than ordering whatever is brewed at the moment. The baristas usually can point you to the Swiss-water processed blends.

    My MFM actually recommended coffee to help with headaches, FWIW. But I understand being cautious, especially in the 1st tri!

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    I drank decaf in the very beginning and then was up to half and half by the end of the first trimester.  I now drink a cup of regular coffee a day.  Without coffee, I get terrible headaches.  My Dr was fine with a cup a day.

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  • I did/do and I even have regular occasionally at the suggestion of my RE to help keep me "regular."  :)
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  • I have been drinking a cup of regular coffee almost every day since my aversion went away around 12 weeks. My OB was fine with a cup a day. Good point mdluv21 - I haven't experienced any constipation problems (or headaches), thanks to the coffee ;)
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  • I've been drinking a large decaf latte everyday throughout my pregnancy and haven't had any issues. Since the new guidelines state you can have a cup of caffeinated coffee per day, I don't worry about drinking decaf - especially if you're just going to have a cup.
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    I was craving it the other day, and looked it up. I found that even "naturally decaffeinated" is done so with a chemical that is not healthy. I read up and saw that the best decaf method is a swiss water method, but you'll probably have to go to a specialty natural foods store for that. I haven't looked yet.

    However, for all the normal pregnant ladies, they drink decaf and 1 cup of caf all the time, so us uber-cautious people can try and take a lesson from them. I have just decided sips of DH's normal latte's will suffice until second tri. But I am being super careful right now.

    Starbucks has Swiss water processed decaf coffee. If you want delicious treat, find a Starbucks with a Clover machine - it's basically French press coffee by the cup so you can choose your blend rather than ordering whatever is brewed at the moment. The baristas usually can point you to the Swiss-water processed blends.

    My MFM actually recommended coffee to help with headaches, FWIW. But I understand being cautious, especially in the 1st tri!

    Awesome tip about starbucks - thanks!!!
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    me (36): Hypothyroid (on Levothroid), low vit. d, borderline/high fsh (day 3: between 7-10) (day 10: 13 during CCCT), AFC: 14
    dh (31): awesome (minus one sample with agglutination)
    Diagnosis:possible DOR and/or unexplained + elevated NK cells + MTHFR (C677T - one copy)

    MAY 2011 - FEB 2012 - 3 injectable IUI's with numerous cancellations due to high TSH levels
    MAY 2012 - onto IVF/ICSI (Antagonist Protocol) on BCP and Folgard (3 week delay - cyst - boooo) 5/21 start stims 5/30 ER 11R 8M 3F 6/2 3DT of 3 6/12 Beta #1 83 | 6/14 Beta #2 196 | 6/21 Beta #3 3818 | 6/28 Beta #4 22,213 | 7/2 1st U/S - 2 on board! 8/24 CVS reveals that we have a boy AND a girl on board!

    Healthy baby boy and girl born in February, 2013 at 38 weeks and 2 days!


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  • I did decaf but eventually I had no desire to drink coffee at all. My love of coffee has just recently come back, and I figure regular coffee once a day is probably fine, so I'm back to regular. I missed it. Smile
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  • I drank some decaf coffee at the beginning of my pregnancy and while I was in cycle. I found the whole experience unsatisfying. It just didn't do it like real coffee does. I do confess to an occasional caffeine free Pepsi. Yum!
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  • I was not allowed caffeine in the 1st tri but i was permitted decaf. At 13 wks I went back to regular yay!
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    I did decaf but eventually I had no desire to drink coffee at all.


    This.  Not bc of m/s or anything, I just noticed that I wasn't into the coffee much anymore.  I switched to chocolate milk.  Smile

     

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  • I was craving coffee for a long time and finally broke down and bought some decaf - as I was reading can have less than 200 mg a day.  It my Saturday treat as that is when I can brew a special batch in the coffee maker - DH makes regular all week.
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  • Not a doctor but I would say you are fine with decaf coffee.  I drink a cup a day on weekdays and two or three over the weekend and I switched to caffiene free pepsi.........I think it helps not having the caffiene.  Though I am not pregos yet, I am staying away from all caffiene. 

     

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  • I've been drinking a cup of half decaf and half caf every day without issue. I am familiar with the chemical process in decaf, however I also know that there are so many chemicals in the food we consume every day that it's impossible to avoid them all without being super conscientious. 

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  • You can relish your daily coffee kick during your pregnancy so long as you limit your caffeine intake to 200mg a day, that?s what my medical practitioner instructed me to do. This amounts to about two cups of instant coffee or one and a half cups of filtered coffee. Regularly having more than 200 mg of caffeine throughout pregnancy can boost the risk of miscarriage or having a baby with reduced birth heaviness. The 200mg limit encompasses all causes of caffeine. So as well as coffee you'll need to enumerate teas, colas, power drinks and even chocolate! Famous coffee shop Ocala
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