POLL: Caffeine

I was just wondering if any of you ladies who were coffee or caffeinated soda drinkers before ttc are still drinking this stuff.  I wonder because I'm trying REALLY hard not to drink my glorious cup of joe each morning, but sometimes I break down (like this morning!)... I just feel bad because I keep reading that more than 200mg a day of caffeine has been shown to have an increased risk for miscarriage, and *just in case* I did conceive this cycle, I would hate to jeopardize any chances I might have.  I know I'm not going over the 200mg, and I'm not even doing it every day, but before I have a cup I'm always asking myself, "Do I really need to do this, or am I shooting myself in the foot?"  THOUGHTS??  

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 6:52 am
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You know, for months I gave up my one cup of coffee per day in the follicular phase and drank green tea to improve CM. And in the LP, I would go back to coffee but only have half a cup with a lot of milk. But after months of that and no CM improvement I decided that I can't live my life like that. So now I have one cup, albeit a smallish cup, a day with lots of milk. I don't drink soda much but that's not a TTC thing, just a preference. Honestly, I know friends that drank coffee like fiends daily and they got pregnant easily and had health pregnancies. So I personally wouldn't let one small cup of coffee a day worry you. Now, if you were drinking a whole pot a day, that would be a different story! :). Enjoy your life!!
Posted on April 14, 2011 at 7:55 am
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I drink 1 cup every day, I need it to function... I can't give it up or I get horrible headaches!!  So I still have my 1 cup a day, I've never been one of those people who needs more than that anyway! :)  I don't really ever drink soda either, I have water all day long, and usually get water with lemon when we go out to eat.  And at home I drink water, juice, or milk.

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 11:23 am
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I used to be a pot a day person and then I got down to a venti a day and then switched from coffee to chai lattes (but chai has star anise, which isn't good) so now I drink a sf vanilla tea roobios latte every day. It doesn't have any caffiene according to the Starbucks website and a bunch of good antioxidants.  I have to have a hot cup of something in the morning. 

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Posted on April 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm
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Haha, thanks ladies... you calmed my concern!

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

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