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coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:42 pm
by Lola1984
I was just reading the post about alcohol, and I was just wondering what everyone has done about coffee and other sources of caffeine? Recently I have given up drinking coffee all together. This was a big step for me, as I used to be able to drink several cups over the course of a morning. DH and I have been trying to conceive since January 2013 and I have been slowly decreasing my intake since then. I know most sources recommend keeping your intake less than one or two cups a day, but this past month was my third BFN and I was devastated, so I gave up my morning coffee. I did have one Diet Coke this past weekend and then felt pretty guilty about cheating.

Anyone else want to join Caffeine Drinkers Anonymous?

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:57 am
by flapjack1027
I have also been cutting back on caffeine. I am not a coffee drinker but have been a diet coke addict for years. (been ttc for almost 11)

I have been drinking more water and feeling better :) I have given up diet coke altogether and occasionally have a glass of sweet tea or regular Coke. I don't feel guilty because I am drinking SO much less than before! I am proud , lol.

here's hoping it does the trick and we get BFP 's soon!

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:00 am
by Lola1984
It can't hurt!!!! And it's better for you anyway :)

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:35 am
by kkg
It's great if you can kick it now since you're supposed to cut back to 200mg or less during pregnancy, this is what my OB told me anyway. I used to drink a lot of coffee, all day long. We've been TTC since Nov 2012. I decided to cut back to 1 cup per day in Jan figuring it would help with conceiving and then I'd be used to it once I got pregnant. After 6 cycles of BFN I've gone to 2 cups per day, still not drinking any in the afternoon or evening though. I give myself a treat on af day and drink all the coffee I want!! lol I also usually try not to drink alcohol during the 2ww and when I get af I have a glass of wine. There has to be something positive about that ugly day! Good luck! **baby dust**

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:10 pm
by silverviper86
I kind of found this post late. I've always loved coffee, but limit it to one or two cups max a day. Most days it's just one. As far as alcohol, I don't really go overboard, but I don't cut it out except for during the majority of the TWW. If I do drink during the TWW, it's only a glass of wine. I figure if I haven't even implanted yet, then I don't see the harm in one glass of wine. Some might not agree, but that's just my opinion.

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:24 am
by Betsy31
I agree with everyone. I love coffee and used to drink alcohol almost every night with dinner but I've practically cut those down to nothing. Once in a while I have a half cup or a glass of wine, mainly around other people if necessary since I want to avoid suspicion. I would never turn down a glass of wine when I visit my family so not drinking would be a sure sign. Plus, my MIL doesn't have grand kids yet (and she has 4 kids over 27!) so she would die if she knew we were trying. I'd never hear the end of it. But I think the odd indulgence TTC is fine. You don't know how long it might take so why suspend your life completely just in case? I think until you get your bfp, once in a while is fine. Good luck to everyone getting their bfps and with our little addictions!

Re: coffee and alcohol

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:23 am
by radkitten
Honestly, if I cut everything out I would never get to drink anything over the past 7 years. So I drink caffeine and drink when I go out. My doctor is fine with that. He said as long as I'm not getting hammered every night or drinking a 12 pack a day, I am fine. I can't put my entire life on hold at this point or I would never get to do anything.