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Cast Your Vote:

    • I drank more than the "recommended" and my baby was small -- Votes: 4
    • I drank more than the "recommended" and my baby was not small -- Votes: 44
    • I didn't drink more than the "recommended" -- Votes: 20
YOUR caffeine during pregnancy Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
4th Feb '13

I'm curious! Do you think your caffeine intake affected your baby at all?

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
4th Feb '13

I'm really not sure. I would drink about a can of pop a day, maybe less, but I would drink tea a lot. Constantly drinking tea.
I had LO at exactly 38 weeks and he was 9 pounds.




But, lets not forget about all the steak I ate. Towards the end of my pregnancy my mom had me eating so much meat, saying it helps with the babies brain development



--I think the meat had to with him being big. Or maybe just because I'm an amazon woman and I just make huge kids

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
4th Feb '13

I vote no. I still have q cup of coffee everyday, and days i work i will have about 4 half caff shots.. Somedays i dont have any caffeine. I wouljdnt say i exceed daily recommendations though... Maybe on some days...

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
4th Feb '13

Hmm.. My kids have gotten smaller with each pregnancy, and my caffeine intake has gone up each time,

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting GrumpsMama.:" I'm really not sure. I would drink about a can of pop a day, maybe less, but I would drink tea a lot. ... [snip!] ... I ate. Towards the end of my pregnancy my mom had me eating so much meat, saying it helps with the babies brain development "

I love hot tea man. I am addicted. LOL@your mom comment though. I almost chocked on my own saliva after I read it

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting katxo[10wks]:" I love hot tea man. I am addicted. LOL@your mom comment though. I almost chocked on my own saliva after I read it"


She's old school :p

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
4th Feb '13

My extreme amounts of caffine intake may have caused my dd's medical conditions :( although its still being studied since its rare to have, but in almost all cases its present with large amounts of caffine intake.

DD was not small at birth but is now at 1 yrs old 15lbs 26inches long.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
4th Feb '13

With my first, I cut out all caffeine and my son was still wayyy small. With this one, I've had more than the recommended and she is actually big.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
4th Feb '13

I just drink it whenever I want. More than "recommended" but my doctor is old fashioned and isn't concerned much with what we eat or drink besides alcohol. My son was 9.7lbs lol

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
4th Feb '13

I didnt drink it at all with my first and he was 7lbs 13 oz and delivered at 39+5 weeks. I have low bp this pregnancy, so my doc told me to drink up to 12 oz a day as needed when I feel it drop, but I dont honestly think it is going to affect her that much. I think if you drink caffine all day every day, then you might have some problems, but as long as you cut back I think you'll be fine.

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Hmm.. My kids have gotten smaller with each pregnancy, and my caffeine intake has gone up each time,"


Makes you think huh! My midwife keeps telling me she doesn't think my baby will be that big and I was just thinking "I wonder if it's cause I drink caffeine" lol

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Working on Babe #2:</b>" Makes you think huh! My midwife keeps telling me she doesn't think my baby will be that big and I was just thinking "I wonder if it's cause I drink caffeine" lol"</blockquote>




I have actually never thought about it until I read your question. I will say that the one kid I didn't drink caffeine with is like textbook ADHD, uber hyper etc.. The one that I drank a lot of caffeine with is very calm, super laid back.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I just drink it whenever I want. More than "recommended" but my doctor is old fashioned and isn't concerned much with what we eat or drink besides alcohol. My son was 9.7lbs lol"</blockquote>




:!: mines the same way.



My 1st was born at 36w6d and was 7lb 4.5oz.
2nd was born at 37w3d and was 8lb even.



I'd say there are days I drink more than the "recommended" amount but not every day

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
4th Feb '13

I probably over do it by just a smidge. My Dr. said I can have 16 oz, but on work days, I usually order a 20 oz because I have to pull a 12 hour day and be pleasant on the phone far too early in the morning. It wouldn't happen w/out my coffee. LOL

Kya-Trendy Tendency 2 kids; Battle Ground, Washington 2256 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Working on Babe #2:</b>" Makes you think huh! My midwife keeps ... [snip!] ... with is like textbook ADHD, uber hyper etc.. The one that I drank a lot of caffeine with is very calm, super laid back."


that's interesting! I didn't drink caffeine with my son and he is super spastic too, but I'm not sure about his size as he was born early for other reasons.