Pregnant Mommies and Those Planning....Put Down That Can of Cola!

I was informed by my doctor, plus reading in my pregnancy books, that I would need to limit my caffeine consumption. So, I kissed my cappuccinos and herbal teas goodbye and limited my Dr. Pepper. The allotted amount of caffeine intake is limited to less than 200 mg a day. The caffeine crosses the placenta. We may be able to handle the caffeine but our baby cannot. Caffeine is not only found in coffee but in soft drinks, chocolate, some over-the counter meds, and herbal teas. Caffeine can have a negative effect on our unborn baby. And, studies have found it increases infertility.

http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/caf…

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
10/02/14
Melissa Middleton
Yes, decaf just doesn't taste the same. I also had to have diet due to gestational diabetes. Blah.
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    10/02/14
    I always limited-except with Andrew.. I didn't limit much with him because I had to stay awake during night shifts.. The younger girls I had to stop soda completely because it made me sick, so a few cups of coffee a day.
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      10/02/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I've been drinking decaf tea since I was pregnant with my first. Very rarely will I drink caffeinated. It just became a habit.
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      10/09/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I rarely drink soda but enjoy a Cappuccino in the morning. Water is my favorite thing to drink though, even when I was a child. I was the kid who didn't like soda nor Koolaid.
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      10/09/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Oh, I have stopped drinking caffeine because I am unsure of "something." Lol
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      About Melissa Middleton
      Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
      Birth: April 13
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      Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com