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    • 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
~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrs.bedell:</b>" I just refuse to chance it. If you are a heavy coffee drinker I do not expect you to stop but at least ... [snip!] ... want actual answers. Saying no I did it anyway and my kid turned out fine does not make it ok. At least that's how I see it."</blockquote>




I completely okay with subjected my fetus to caffeine, no qualms about it what so ever,

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting mrs.bedell:" I just refuse to chance it. If you are a heavy coffee drinker I do not expect you to stop but at least ... [snip!] ... want actual answers. Saying no I did it anyway and my kid turned out fine does not make it ok. At least that's how I see it."

I understand you not wanting to do it, and that is completely up to you. However, saying that having some caffeine and smoking are on the same level is completely absurd. There is a reason that Dr.'s tell you how much caffeine you can have a day, most (although I assume some might because every Dr. is different) won't tell you that you can't have any...and even the APA (American Pregnancy Association) recommends that you limit your caffeine intake to 150-300mg a day. Obviously, they don't recommend you smoke. It's one thing for you to decide that you, personally, would rather not "risk it" but it's not right for you to tell other women that they're putting their babies at risk. As long as you pay attention and aren't reckless with it, it generally isn't a problem.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mrs.bedell:</b>" I just refuse to chance it. If you are a heavy ... [snip!] ... how I see it."</blockquote> I completely okay with subjected my fetus to caffeine, no qualms about it what so ever,"

lmao.....:wink:

love my boys Xs three :) Due July 29 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 582 posts
8th Feb '13

I drank a lot of caffeine the first 15 weeks because for some odd reason it was the only thing that would really settle my stomach.. afterwards i tried not to drink it and would only get it when i had starbucks.. my son was born at 33wks at 5 lbs.. so he was a pretty decent size for his gestation

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Garrett & Blaine's Momma:" I drank a lot of caffeine the first 15 weeks because for some odd reason it was the only thing that would ... [snip!] ... would only get it when i had starbucks.. my son was born at 33wks at 5 lbs.. so he was a pretty decent size for his gestation"

Def. decent for 33 weeks! Aiden was born at almost 37 weeks and was 6lbs 9oz

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
8th 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."


My child psychology says that they may never be able to prove rather or not caffeine has anything to do with ADD/ADHD because one child may be have it and one child may not. Just as one can drink caffeine all day and not be jittery but another adult can drink the smallest amount of caffeine and be jumping off the walls.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby boy #3 (20 weeks):</b>" My child psychology says that they may never be able to prove rather or not caffeine has anything to ... [snip!] ... caffeine all day and not be jittery but another adult can drink the smallest amount of caffeine and be jumping off the walls. "</blockquote>




I think it's genetic, there may be some trigger but I don't think it's caffeine.