TTC after 35

Do You Drink Caffeine?

edited May 2014 in TTC after 35
Please share your take on caffeine. I plan on drinking decaf coffee if we conceive, but I waffle about whether or not I should give up my half-caf coffee right now.

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Do You Drink Caffeine? 47 votes

I drink the daily recommendation (or below) of caffeine
55% 26 votes
I drink as much caffeine as I wish
29% 14 votes
I don't drink caffeine at all
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Re: Do You Drink Caffeine?

  • I voted!  I have a cup of black tea and a Diet Coke most days.
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    I still have a diet coke periodically as I can't stand the taste of regular soda.  I don't like coffee so that is how I get my caffeine fix when I need it.  I will ditch DC completely when I get a BFP and switch to regular ginger ale.
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  • My OB was fine with my drinking diet soda both while I was TTC and while I was pregnant, but I keep hearing that others are not.  Do you guys know why?  Going without Diet Coke is not an appealing proposition...
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  • I drink coffee in the morning. Sometimes a Diet Coke. Othertimes one of those Starbucks Refreshers.
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    I have an occasional cup of coffee, usually starbucks type lattes for a treat since I only like coffee with lot of sugar and milk and flavorings.  I switched to half caf during my brief time KU but would have been under the recommendations even if I hadn't.
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    @Davie813‌ I believe it's due to the sugar substitutes. I've also been told to give up "light" drinks because they also do sugar substitutes (like V8 fruit juices, Arnold Palmer has a light version).
    I drink green tea every morning mixed with Hibiscus tea. The back if the box on my hibiscus tea says not to drink if pregnant or nursing until consulting my doctor. I would be so lost without it. Doing research as to why, it says not a whole lot of research has been done on the effects of some herbs while pregnant. I will give up what I have to, but that will be more upsetting than not drinking alcohol!
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  • I have cup of coffee and one soda mixed with water everyday. When I was pregnant I was told to keep drinking both because I have very low blood pressure and they said pregnancy I would pass out without it...lol
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     When I was pregnant I was told to keep drinking both because I have very low blood pressure and they said pregnancy I would pass out without it...lol

    Thanks -  that is the best news I've heard all day! I have very low blood pressure too, so I hope I get the OK to keep drinking a daily cup a coffee. :) 
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  • I have 1 cup of coffee a day so am drinking it throughout this process (RE is fine since just 1 cup).  If I ever get a BFP I may switch to half-caf/half-decaf - I am 5' 3", DH is 5' 8" - since neither of us are tall and I have heard caffeine can stunt growth I would want to help the little bean all I could since we don't have tall genes! :)
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  • I usually have two to three cups of coffee a day. I've been cutting back but am not overly worried bc with my pregnancy with DD I (surprisingly) lost the taste for coffee within the first month.

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  • caffeine is my weakness!  I try very  hard to stay away from it but you know how that goes...
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  • I have about 2 cups in general and it's 1/2 reg and 1/2 decaf for stomach reasons. I don't understand those that can drink it all day!! Lol

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  • hooligans4hooligans4 member
    edited May 2014
    I drink 2 cups of decaf every morning. I only let myself drink caffeinated coffee the day I get my period and maybe the next day. That's it. I used to drink 2 pots of coffee a day before I had my 9 year old. I never want to go through caffeine withdrawal again. So that's why I stick with decaf. Oh and I don't drink soda so no caffeine there either.

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    I'm in the process of weaning off... Down to two cups a day... Switching over to half caf this weekend then decaf next week...
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  • @hooligans4‌ 2 pots a day! Holy cow!!

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    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

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  • @BeckyP005 I would drink an 8 cup pot before work then have 3 24 oz cups from 7-11 while at the office.

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  • I drink 2 cups of decaf every morning. I only let myself drink caffeinated coffee the day I get my period and maybe the next day. That's it. I used to drink 2 pots of coffee a day before I had my 9 year old. I never want to go through caffeine withdrawal again. So that's why I stick with decaf. Oh and I don't drink soda so no caffeine there either. Edit: because I just can't type
    Before TTC#1 I used to drink a pot of coffee throughout the day. I quit cold turkey and it was absolutely awful. I agree about the withdrawal. I was so angry at everyone and would fall asleep at my computer in the early afternoon. 

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  • coffee and caffeine really dry the body up.  i am really sensitive to caffeine, after eating an entire green & black 70% dark chocolate bar i am off the walls for hours.  i cut out all caffeine about 2 weeks ago (as well as alcohol. i'm getting serious ladies!!) and now just do herbal tea, and i have to say i feel really good.  i really love the taste of coffee but don't want decaf - first it tastes gross, and second i've heard horrors about how it's processed (bad chemicals, formadehyde?!). so i'm just doing nettles and ginger and pregnancy tea.
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  • I don't drink soda at all, and never have really, and I have no idea what the recommended caffeine intact a day is, but I imagine I drink more (around 17 cups of tea a day and maybe a couple of coffees), but I'm going to try and cut down in June for my July transfer.
  • I'm currently going through caffeine withdrawals. I used to drink two cups of coffee/day but also like @Radiantly am getting serious too. I also heard that decaf has too many chemicals in it.
    I'm currently drinking my liver detox tea morning and night and only room temperature water.
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  • I drink way too much caffeine. I drink iced tea and diet Dr. Pepper mostly.  I have cut down on my soda intake since Lent though! I was drinking at least 4 a day and I've cut back to 1 or 2. 
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