Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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What is the acceptable amount of coffee/caffeine to take during IVF? I have cut down to one cup in the morning. Just wondering if I need to stop it completely.
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- Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:11 pm
- Location: VA
I think there's different advice out there. My RE says that up to 2 cups of coffee a day is fine, but I think others on here have been told to drop it to zero. I switched to decaf earlier this year anyway - I believe my dr. but I figured that if I wasn't successful, I was going to wonder if I should have quit the caffeine.
Me 37 DH 41 (male factor, morphology)
3 failed IUIs
IVF #1 - 5/09 BFN
IVF #2 - 7/09 chemical
FET 10/09 chemical
IVF #3 - 1/10 chemical
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- Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:00 am
- Location: Ireland
Here in Ire my clinic used to say one cup is ok but in last 6mths new studies have been done and was told to cut out completley. I havent had coffee in 7 mths but back on it this wk after my d&c......hmm i have missed it....though will need to give it up again! Best of luck xxxx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!
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- Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:37 pm
- Location: IL
I cut out caffeine about 5 days into stimming. I don't drink coffee, but I have a couple sodas a day and I didn't even think about it until I saw someone else had posted something about it. I guess in my mind, I would have just stopped when I had the ET. Anyway, my embies were perfect on 5dt and I am currently pregnant, so I think it worked out fine. Good luck!
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- Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:07 pm
- Location: NY
My doc says that a small cup/day is ok but I cut it out completely because even though I love coffee I don't want to think "what if.." if I get a bfn.
IVF1: BFP 02/08 - Chemical 4 wks.
IVF2: BFP 06/08 - Miscarriage 6 wks.
IVF3: BFP 11/09 - Chemical
IVF4: dec/jan Dear Lord..please let this be the one.
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- Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:53 am
- Location: Winter Park, CO
I agree with the other ladies. Unfortunately, doctors dont always know whats best, they're only human. Here is my philosphy:
If you are spending tens of thousands of dollars, years on an emotional roller coaster and trying to create a beautiful miracle....DONT RISK ANYTHING!!!
no soft cheeses
no medicines (except those ok)
did i miss anything?
#1 IVF-10/09 BFP--Lejla Christine born 6/28/10
#2 FET-12/11 BFN
#3 FET-6/20 BFP--Betas:7/3-380, 7/5-1495