Do you still consume caffeine while you're pregnant?

Answered on November 11, 2013
Created September 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Just curious. I just wrote a post about caffeine in pregnancy on my site and was wondering how many paleo peeps still consume caffeine while pregnant? The research is really mixed. Here's my opinion....what's yours?



on November 11, 2013
at 02:53 PM

I am currently 10 weeks pregnant with my 4th child and my doctor advised me that moderate consumption (0-24 ounces) of caffeinated beverages is safe for you and your baby.

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on November 11, 2013
at 03:22 PM

during two pregnancies I drank exactly 1/2 a cup of coffee ONE TIME. It was before an ultrasound when I really, really wanted to know the baby's sex. During all my previous ultrasounds (high risk pregnancy) she was snoozing with her legs crossed.

Poor baby was really bouncing off the walls that time. It DOES affect the baby! During the time your womb is rented out, sacrifices are worth being made. Healthy babies are worth it--caffiene is--after all-- a mind-altering drug.


on November 10, 2013
at 08:35 PM

For a mainstream paleo perspective, here's Mark Sisson advising "No".


For my own perspective, I would also say "no." I've never heard any persuasive reason why caffeine would be actively good for a pregnant woman to consume, and there are too many suggestions of risk. Unless someone had really persuasive evidence that a baby would actually benefit from caffeine in utero, I think the most responsible thing is to follow my mother and grandmothers' examples and just avoid it.

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