Do you avoid caffeine when TTC?

Rebekah - posted on 11/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Does caffeine affect fertility? We're TTC baby #3 and I drink caffeinated tea every morning to get my day going. Do you think I should quit, or is it insignificant? This is our first month to try, but if I'm not pregnant this month, I think I might try to quit drinking tea in the morning. Any thoughts? Are you guys still drinking caffeine as you TTC?

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Britney - posted on 08/25/2014

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Caffeine and sugar will dehydrate you. The surge of energy you feel is no doubt followed by a crash and as a result this depletes your energy for the day. So, to keep your body dehydrated is important during pregnancy. See other permitted and forbidden when conceiving: http://aboutgettingpregnant.com

Celeste - posted on 12/16/2010

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With my first I didn't cut out the caffeine until after I got pregnant. I felt that was more painful than gradually cutting caffeine out while ttc. This time I decided to cut the coffee early. One less thing to worry about ;) Good luck!

Rebekah - posted on 12/08/2010

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Yes, I'm drinking Earl Grey Tea... How'd you know, Brittany?! :) I'm trying to cut it down slowly: 1 cup down to a half a cup for now. I'll find out in a few days if I got pregnant this month and then I think I'll quit all together. I think knowing if I'm pregnant or not will probably give me more motivation to cut it out entirely (or almost).

Kim - posted on 12/07/2010

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A lot of caffeine can contribute to m/c's so yes I did cut wayyy back, but I did still have 1 cup in the morning. There is a lot less caffeine in tea than a cup of coffee so you are safe with 1 cup. I do need to have a cup of tea at night, it helps me sleep, so I drink Decaf tea.

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I do. But I have greatly reduced it. If you are drinking black tea (like earl grey) I would suggest quiting or at least changing to a different type. Black tea has more caffeine in it than coffee. The same goes for dark chocolate (about 65% and up), it has more caffeine in an oz then coffee.

I did eliminate caffeine when I concieved my daughter, but I think that my problems concieving then were more hormonal after loosing one.

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