Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Coke! Not just for breakfast...
I abstained from drinking Coke from the moment we decided to have a baby. Before we stopped using birth control or had even talked to our doctor about actually planning our family, I swore off the caffeine. I had read that during the first 3 months it was a good idea to limit caffeine intake. So I did.
But when I was about 4 and a half months pregnant the headaches started. That's when I discovered that a baby can of Coke (less caffeine than a Tylenol) would stop it. So, I started having a Coke on bad headache days.
During one of my neonatal appointments the doctor asked about medications, etc... And I admitted that I had some Coke every once in awhile to help with headaches. I was oblivious to the expression of shock on her face. Luckily my husband noticed.
"No! No! No! Not THAT kind of Coke! Coca-Cola" he shouted.
I guess I should have been more clear.
I have never tried an illicit substance. Heck, I've never even smoked. Never dawned on me that the doctor would think I was dabbling with cocaine while pregnant. Oops!