Got my first BFP ever 6 hours ago after 11 cycles TTC . Seems to be a lot of scary advice on coffee linked to MCs around and I'm wondering if it would be idiotic of me to have one cup of decaf + milk/day. Have tried to google for advice on decaf & not found much . Have you cut all tea, coke & coffee, decaf or not? Many thanks. x
That's right. Decaf should be fine. It does contain some caffeine, but given that you could drink a couple of regular espressos and be fine, decaf won't cause you any problems - except that it has its own associated risks, but really, most things are bad for you if not taken in moderation.
BSL That article reinforces what I said which was that drinking in excess of c.200-300mg of coffee a day can increase your risk of miscarriage. Saying that "two cups" can increase your risk is not helpful - do they mean two espresso cups, or two mega Starbucks ginormous cups? Also, the empirical data show NO increase in the risk of miscarriage when less than 200mg is imbibed. It's not a sliding scale.
Ideally, of course, have to add in all the caffeine you take in, e.g. in chocolate, etc.
I was advised not to exceed 2 cups of 'proper' coffee a day - which they said equated to roughly five cups of instant coffee or tea or cans of coke. So I generally had three or four cups of tea and one coke (diet coke still has caffeine in it BTW) per day.