Sometimes it feels as though a day doesn’t go by that someone offers their unsolicited advice on what should or shouldn’t be done, especially when they see a pregnant woman.
One pregnant mother-to-be decided to take matters into her own hands after a stranger told her that she shouldn’t be ordering coffee at Starbucks while pregnant. Her response not only surprised the stranger but also thousands of strangers, as her post has since gone viral.
According to The Sun, a woman by the name of Jax was tired of telling people what she could and couldn’t do while pregnant. Even though she was clearly minding her own business while ordering her favourite menu item at her local Starbucks store, someone behind her thought it was a good idea to tell her that she was making a huge mistake.
Jax, who is currently six months pregnant, took to her Twitter account to recall the ordeal. After she ordered her coffee, a stranger behind her said, “You know you should be drinking decaf when you are pregnant.”
Instead of arguing with the stranger or trying to justify her reasons for drinking coffee, she simply told him that she was not pregnant, even though she clearly was. The stranger was left horrified and apologized profusely for the misunderstanding. Jax went on to enjoy her coffee. She also wrote on Twitter, “And that’s what you get for giving unsolicited advice.”
Of course, this is not the first and last time that a stranger will decide to share their wisdom with a pregnant woman in public. Needless to say, it happens all the time. However, the American Pregnancy Association does say that pregnant women should consider limiting their caffeine intake to less than 200 mg a day. This is about one 12 oz cup of coffee.
Of course, there are many different studies that have conflicted results when it comes to caffeine and pregnancy. But if a pregnant woman does decide to order her favourite cup of joe at her local Starbucks, it’s very unlikely that she will be turned away.
If you have any questions about coffee consumption and pregnancy, it’s best to seek the advice of your doctor or a trusted health professional for more information.