So....I have already talked to my doctor and many mommy friends about coffee consumption, but I thought I'd reach out to you for some advice!
I am kind of a workaholic and work a very out of the ordinary job as an actress doing professional theatre, film, voice over work, and audiobook narration. I work from home recording during the day (which is wonderful, but also challenging during my sleepy first trimester), and have late night rehearsals every week night (home by 11PM) and during the day on weekends.
Before finding out I was pregnant, I was a heavy coffee drinker - a couple cups in the morning, and a few more in the evening before I headed out to rehearsals, sometimes up to a pot a day. Once I found out I was pregnant, I was advised I could have up to 200mg of coffee a day. However, I haven't had any caffeine yet, except for the small amount in my decaf coffee, and I have grown quite fond of decaf cafe americanos, even though I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks.
I'm rambling. So...my dilemma is that I have been way less productive while working from home, napping when I need to, and have felt sluggish during my late night rehearsals. I have no problem with the idea of having 1-2 cups of regular coffee a day throughout my pregnancy, and am very tempted to go for it. However, my DH is very against it and doesn't feel comfortable with me having any regular coffee at all throughout my entire pregnancy. I have had friends say I should just sneak it, but I figure it is just 9 months, I've gone for 9 weeks without it, and I can keep going without it.
I am pretty sure I know what you will say - be honest with my husband and stay away from the caffeine for the 9 months....but boy, oh boy, am I craving a cup of regular coffee like a crazy person right now.
Are you drinking coffee during your pregnancy? Are there any foods/beverages you really want that your DH doesn't feel comfortable with you consuming?
Any thoughts/advice is welcome! Thanks in advance, gals!