I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coffee. I have switched to decaf while pregnant because I know caffeine is not good for the baby. However, I've come to find out that if I drink a cup of regular coffee a day, it helps me to not be constipated. Is this a bad idea?
~Ella Ann, July 2, 2007~
~Madilyn Mya, September 21, 2008~
According to what I have read in pg. books, it is safe to consume 300mg of caffine per day. One cup of coffee has about 200mg. So, as long as you keep it to one cup per day then I think you should be ok. (Like I said, I'm not expert, this is just what I have read.)
I feel that 300mg is a lot. I am a big Mt. Dew drinker and I have always been told that there is a ton of caffine in Mt. Dew. However, the side of the can says it only contains 54mg. If you can have 300mg, then 54 really isn't that much!
My doctor told me that it is safe to consume one caffeinated drink a day as long as I am drinking my 8 glasses of water or more along with it. I'm not a big caffeine drinker anyways but every now and then I crave a soda so I thought that was good to know. Hope it helps you with your decision.
I was told that pregnant women should only drink one cup a day because of the caffeine amount. But me, i've been drinking pepsi soda's alot its all i crave besides water and apple juice. I know its not good but my doctor never picked anything strange up over the last few months and im past the halfway mark. If you keep it to one cup a day im sure you will be fine UNLESS the doctor says otherwise. But dont worry you may think its hard to stop but thinking of your little one will make it a little easier.
I wouldn't worry about drinking 1 cup a day of regular coffee. I've read on more than one occasion that 1 or 2 cups a day won't cause any harm (although if you can stick to 1, I would do that and then drink the decaf the rest of the time).