I just want to make it clear; all the answers I give to questions are either from Google, or from my personal experience and what my doctor said to me. PLEASE nobody use this blog as a guideline as what they should and shouldn’t be doing during pregnancy. On that note…
Everyone’s pregnancy is different. As far as the whole caffeine thing goes, talk to your doctor. He or she will tell you what they recommend.
But I’m the same as you, anon. I have a cup of coffee every morning, and I usually have a giant $1 fountain coke from like 7/11 or something like that in the afternoon. But don’t measure your caffeine intake by cups! Measure it in mg, or you could be going over your daily recommended intake.
Well, since baby’s sleep schedule doesn’t correlate with yours, there’s not really a problem. Baby can be sound asleep while you’re tossing and turning and getting frustrated with the fact that you’re still awake. I looked it up, and the only thing that I could find that says that lack of sleep could be harmful to baby is if your lack of sleep is so great that it is affecting your ability to function (ie, you fall asleep at the wheel, or stumble and fall over because you’re so exhausted). I also saw that there is some kind of correlation with c-sections and lack of sleep during the third trimester, but I don’t know how supported that is.
The best thing you can do is ask your doctor, and if he or she finds it a cause for concern, hopefully they can help you figure out a way to get more sleep!
Do you like it? Yes/no?
Ouch, I’m sorry :/ I think people just get so excited over the idea of babies that they forget the moms are important, too.
I’ve said before on this blog that I don’t have a problem with teen mothers, because there’s some girls who are 15 and amazing mothers, and there’s also women who are 35 and horrible mothers. I honestly don’t think age determines how good of a mother someone will be. Maturity, on the other hand, absolutely does. While I don’t disapprove of teen moms, I don’t think that anyone who is still of high school age should be trying to get pregnant.
It’s good that you know you’re not ready for a child. And I think that the fact that you want one even though you know you shouldn’t is perfectly normal and acceptable… as long as you don’t act on that. (Okay, that sounds really bad, but I can’t figure out how to word what I’m trying to say.)
That’s a good point, too!! Any kind of caffeine can cause dehydration, and dehydration can cause increased Braxton Hicks contractions, or even preterm labor (in extreme cases). So if you’re going to be drinking caffeine, make sure you drink lots of water! (Which you should be doing anyways).
Oh gosh, LOTS of stuff, haha. Different medical professionals will disapprove or approve of different things. The biggest ones that I know of are:
- Deli meats/hot dogs (unless they’re heated to the point where they’re steaming)
- Unpasteurized dairy products
- Undercooked beef (anything lower than med-well)
- Excessive amounts of caffeine
- Fish with high levels of mercury (tuna, swordfish, shark, etc)
- Raw or undercooked eggs (that means no raw cookie dough!)
- Some herbal teas
I think those are the big ones that most doctors say to avoid. But there’s also stipulations and extenuating circumstances. Like, I eat sushi all the time… with my doctor’s approval.
Yes, I do.
In small amounts, no. Most doctors recommend around 150-300mg a day (that’s about what’s in an average sized cup of coffee). Too much caffeine can result in low birth weight.
I think a lot of girls go through a stage like that. You know, “baby fever.” But it’s good that you acknowledge that YOU are not ready for a child yet, despite how badly you may want one.
Just tell him. Don’t pretend like it’s something you want if you don’t want it; that won’t end well. Just sit down with him and explain to him your reasoning for wanting to wait. He might be upset or disappointed, but he needs to respect the fact that you want to wait.