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Coffee Craving!

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RockerMummy184 Tue 02-Jun-15 10:00:15

Haven't touched a drop since I got pregnant as even the smell of it from across a room knocked me sick (which was really handy for cutting down my caffeine intake!), but this morning I have had a massive craving and have had 2 cups of fully caffeinated stuff! Now I feel awfully guilty! sad

Cherryblossomsinspring Tue 02-Jun-15 10:04:38

Don't! Just Try to keep it to 1 a day. If you are through the first trimester I would be even less concerned. And stay away from decaf, they use god knows what chemicals to strip the caffeine out.

Allstoppedup Tue 02-Jun-15 10:05:34

It's fine!

They say anything up to 2 cups is absolutely ok anyway. Enjoy being able to have coffee again!

I tend to have decaffeinated (22 weeks pg atm) but if I've had a rough night with my toddler I have the good stuff...or coffee cake is always a good comprise!grin

Skeppers Tue 02-Jun-15 10:14:06

I've had a cup of strong, black coffee every weekday morning whilst pregnant. It's well within my caffeine limit for the day, but I just can't get through the working day without it! Addicted, me?

Skeppers Tue 02-Jun-15 10:14:32

(Plus it's an excuse to get a Danish too...!) grin

MissTwister Tue 02-Jun-15 10:24:59

Or just drink decaff - it tastes the same. I have a decaff cappuccino every morning!

Just seen above the comment about chemicals - I didn't know about this....

RockerMummy184 Tue 02-Jun-15 10:50:52

I tried a decaff - it was horrendous!

Maybe it was just the brand I bought. I'll have to have to try some different ones. smile

Whoami24601 Tue 02-Jun-15 11:01:51

I drank coffee through both my pregnancies blush both babies are absolutely fine! 2 cups once won't be a problem. The best decaf I found is the kenco millicano one. I could tell the difference, but it still tasted like coffee grin

GlitzAndGigglesx Tue 02-Jun-15 11:09:33

I've never given up coffee in either pregnancies and all is fine. Iirc the advice is no more than 200mg of caffeine a day. I physically can't get through the day without my black coffee first thing!

Bogwoppit22 Tue 02-Jun-15 13:11:01

I'm a real coffee geek (you don't even want to ask how many methods of brewing I have in my coffee corner!), and have been drinking decaff every day. Regarding 'chemicals' there are a number of ways to decaffeinate coffee beans, one involves using solvent, which is then thoroughly rinsed from the bean anyway - personally I don't consider this too much of an issue and am content to drink coffee decaffeinated using this method as they no longer use the really toxic solvents for this process anyway, but if that still puts you off then look for decaff that has been decaffeinated using the swiss water process. Lots of independent coffee roasters typically do decaff espresso beans using such method - it's a bit more pricey but worth it if you feel strongly about it.

MissTwister Tue 02-Jun-15 14:06:00

I second Kenco Millicano!

IssyStark Tue 02-Jun-15 14:19:32

Now I'm a Dowe Egberts decaff girl (but then the Kenco Millicano didn't exist when I was pregnant with ds1).

OP, worry not, just don't mainline any more espressos today wink

Cherryblossomsinspring Tue 02-Jun-15 15:07:02

Coffee still makes me wretch now but as soon as the worst of the sickness lifts ill be back enjoying my cup of coffee each day. I actually go all warm and fuzzy thinking of a latte in a cafe with a magazine.

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Tue 02-Jun-15 20:43:44

No reason at all not to drink coffee. Seriously, if you want coffee, have coffee, and stay away from the american sites!

MissTwister Wed 03-Jun-15 09:33:34

An update - I emailed Pret as I drink a decaf coffee from there every day. They said they use a process they has no chemicals involved at all. Hooray!

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