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Old 01-23-08, 11:47 PM
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Default Study: Miscarriage Tied to Caffeine

Too much caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage, a new study says; the authors suggest that pregnant women consider reducing or eliminating their caffeine intake.

What do you think? Will this change your habits? Or do you already abstain from caffeine while pregnant? I'm writing an article on the topic and would appreciate your input! Please reply to this thread or PM me.

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Old 01-24-08, 06:34 AM
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Not a coffee drinker here, but I did used to have a pretty big diet Coke habit (about 6 cans a day). I cut back by half when I got pregnant the first time, and I did miscarry that pregnancy (though I doubt caffeine was the root cause). When I was TTC after that miscarriage, I decided to cut out caffeine completely (well, except for chocolate - one has to live
). I haven't had a caffeinated beverage aside from a very occasional hot chocolate in over two years now. I carried one baby to term and am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second.
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Old 01-25-08, 11:15 AM
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I used to be a daily coffee drinker, but I cut caffeine and artificial sweeteners out almost completely once I stopped taking bc.

Like Rudi, I didn't eliminate chocolate, but it has so little caffeine compared to coffee anyway.
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I have a cup of coffee every day. I have with all 3 pregnancies that I carried to term.. I quit caffeine altogether the 1st time I got pg and that ended in a m/c ..

And I still eat chocolate and an occassional soda or capppuccino.
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When I was pregnant I seriously reduced the amounts of caffeine I took in, but never noticed much one way or the other. I was far more careful about it the first time around too than I was the second time.
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