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I just read Diana's post about caffeine and it made me wonder something.... A lot of you said you have coffee and/or soda every day. I am wondering if caffeine can effect the baby more if you don't normally consume it. I never, ever, ever consume any caffeine....I don't drink coffee or soda and if I have chocolate it's a tiny piece of pure organic cocoa once in a great while.
Well, tonight I had a friend over and for some strange reason decided to have a cup of coffee. It's after 11 pm here and I am super fidgety and not tired at all....is it bad for the baby to never have caffeine and then suddenly dump a cup of coffee down?
I never had any with my first pregnancy either and I'm really starting to regret drinking it!
I didn't drink any caffeine at all until I was in the first couple of weeks of my second trimester. That was because of my spotting during the 1st trimester; I wanted to feel like I was doing all I could. But now that everything seems fine, I have on average about one or two caffeinated beverages a day. I read that as long as you drink less than 200 mg of caffeine a day, you're not really facing any risks concerning the baby or the pregnancy.
There are studies that show that children who were exposed regularly in the womb to caffeine are semi-immune to it after they come out (such as if you are breastfeeding - the caffeine won't affect them adversely).
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)
I think that if you don't drink caffeine and you just dumped a cup in you...you will have more consequences than the little one. Like a killer headache probably when it starts to pour out of your system, or the jitters. But the babe is perfectly okay