You would think I would remember all this stuff. But it has been over three yrs since the last time I carried a baby. I had a m/c in June, it was a surprise but not unwelcome pregnancy. I was drinking a lot of coffee at the time. I have stopped drinking it while ttc but I miss it so much lol. Can you safely drink an amount of coffee while ttc? Would you while you are on the 2ww? I just am nervous to m/c again and don't want to do anything that will take away from getting and staying pregnant.
Also I don't remember but hair dye? Is that a don't too or only at a certain time in your pregnancy?
Anyone have any other do's and don'ts while TTC?
I have heard three 8 ounce cups of coffee (or 300 mg of caffeine) is ok. I am a soda-holic so I already checked out the amounts in all the sodas I drink.
I think hair dye so long as its in a well ventilated area should be ok. here is a link Is it safe to color my hair during pregnancy? | BabyCenter , the article suggests not in the first trimester or to use natural dyes, but before you O should be fine.
My midwives say 1-2 cups of coffee per day so that's 16ounces.
I choose not to dye my hair during pregnancy because of the chemicals in it, but most people say it's fine. Just your personal opinion.
You are supposed to avoid deli meat, some seafood (shark, swordfish, large amounts of tuna), alcohol (though most doctors say a half a glass here and there is fine) while pregnant. Those are the ones I can remember!
I limit canned tuna as well in addition to the above list and stay away from soft cheese (basically anything not pasteurized, right?) I also heard to limit peanuts/peanut butter to avoid allergies in the baby, but I ate it by the spoonful and both my kids have no allergies so I don't know about that one...
I stay away from alcohol completely except I had a couple sips of Guinness in the 3rd trimester as an old wives tale :P
J's wife, mama of 2 wonderful girls
TTC #3, cycle 17
ah yes Sarah - the soft unpasterized cheeses! forgot about that one!
I also don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. Just makes me worry less!
Yeah 300 mg of caffeine a day is supposed to be fine. I did cut way back on diet soda when I was pregnant. the only reason for the deli meat is b/c of a certain bacteria that basically causes food poisoning which is scary when you're pregnant. There's nothing wrong with deli meat itself. If you heat it to steaming, even better b/c it kills any potential bacteria.
Oh and I also ate a TON of peanut butter while pregnant and my son loves it as well, no allergies
Deli meat can be scary. There have been several listeria outbreaks the last couple years and there is no way to know if you or the baby contracts it. Until they are born, and either get really sick, or in some cases pass away. Not trying to be alarmist. It's just one of the quickest things people don't worry about, but could be the deadliest. As a PP said just heat it to steaming and then let it cool off or eat hot!
Also ceviche or anything "cooked" with only citric acid is a no-no. In the US most cheeses (brie etc) are fine because they are pasteurized.
Some tuna ok, just not in high quantities, due to mercury. Last time I had no soda or coffee, but regretted that when I was nursing and my daughter had never had any exposure to caffeine. THis time I'll allow a little just so it's not a shock if I want a cup of coffee while I'm nursing.