When you’re pregnant, there are a lot of negative side effects like swollen feet, nausea, exhaustion, and unwanted advice from friends, family and even strangers.

While there are a lot of things you can’t eat and drink while you’re pregnant (like tuna and alcohol), there are a few things that many pregnant mamas savor to get them through, like a morning cup of coffee.

You don’t want to overdo it on the caffeine when you’re pregnant, but according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it is completely safe to consume 200mg of caffeine per day. One cup of coffee definitely qualifies.

Pro tip: When we were pregnant, we used to order our coffee half-caff so we could stretch out the caffeine intake and get an afternoon pick-me-up if needed.

Don’t you hate it when friends, family and strangers insist that they know more than your own doctor? One mom who goes by CountingRavens on Reddit certainly does, and she has quite the story to tell.

This mom visited her local coffee shop at 36 weeks pregnant and ordered a large cold brew. When the barista called out her order, a complete stranger, a grandma, insisted that the obviously pregnant woman could not have the coffee and actually took the cup and dropped it in the trash can.

We know this sounds far fetched, but as they say, truth is stranger than fiction. Read the full post for yourself.

Random woman literally took away my coffee? Is this grounds for murder? from r/BabyBumps

Comments on the post are overwhelmingly on the side of the pregnant woman. One reads,



Idda been like, “OK Gramma, let’s see if it does, shall we?” And aggressively looked her in the eye while I downed it like a kegger before crushing the cup against my forehead and dropping it into her handbag (and crucially NOT giving birth!). COME AT ME, OLD TIMER.”

With pregnancy hormones making moms-to-be moody enough, and considering how exhausting it is to literally grow a human, we can hardly believe the grandma at the coffee shop dared to interfere. We know she was well-meaning, but the last thing pregnant mamas want is unasked for advice (especially when it’s wrong) and anyone standing in the way of their cravings (coffee included).

How would you have reacted if someone dared to take away your coffee while you were pregnant?