Jump to content
Caffeine - Have you cut back?
9 replies to this topic
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:36 PM
Just wanting to know all you TTC ladies out there or even the mums if you have/did cut back on coffee while TTC?
I have one cup of instant in the mornings now and maybe if we go shopping i'll grab a real one but thats very rare. I don't think I could give up my morning coffee but if it made a huge difference I guess I would make myself. I've found alot of conflicting reports on how/if it affects fertility so I would love to hear some of your experiences
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
When I was TTC I had my morning cup and maybe a real coffee during the day some days. I have been successful and am now expecting baby number 1. I have stopped drinking coffee now I am pregnant, I feel that you cant deny yourself the things you enjoy.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
I have only my experience to go on. I cut out all coffee except for a 'chai' mix I used to have in the mornings at work, and got a BFN for three months. I then discovered the chai mix contained caffeine. I stopped drinking it and the next month BFP. So it worked for me.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:09 PM
Nup didnt cut back while ttc, i suppose i prob should now i am pregnant seeing as i basically only ever drink energy drinks.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:13 PM
I did both times and have reduced my caffeine intake during both pregnancies. Coke was my poison.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:22 PM
I gave up coffee 3 months before we started TTC, and we were lucky enough to fall pregnant straight away. Who knows if there was any connection, but I will be doing the same when we start TTC no. 2
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:01 PM
I don't drink coffee, but love Coke and have pretty much given it up. I allow myself a few glasses or cans during my period as consolation
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:11 PM
I LOVE coffee. When TTC I cut down a bit (say from 5 cups a day to 3). When PG down to 1 (or 2 towards the end). If I had thought it was affecting me I guess I would have cut down a lot more (both times got pg first go)
Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:47 AM
I was starting to wonder if it was affecting me but I read instant coffee only has 60-80mg of caffeine and I don't drink soft drink. I guess I will give it one more month and then if it doesnt happen this time I'll go a month without it. Your stories differ here too so I guess just depends on the woman?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:09 AM
I use to drink around 6-7 cups a day, dropped down to 4 when TTC now I'm 10 weeks preggo can't even finish a cup!! I miss it though, but every sip makes me want to throw up.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.
A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.
A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.
When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.
If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.
I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.
When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.
In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.
The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.
Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?
Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.
The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.
A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.
Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.
Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.
Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.
Top 5 Articles
Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.
H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.
So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?
Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.
I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.
People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.
Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.
The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.
In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.
If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'
Free ticket offer
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!