Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

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  1. The amount of caffeine in different food and beverages, depending on the manufacturer or preparation, you need to refer to the specific product information for more details.

    Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the link between caffeine intake and spontaneous abortion, congenital malformations, and fetal growth restriction. These studies have revealed that caffeine consumption of more than 300 mg/day or more than 3 cups of instant coffee per day may result in harmful effects during pregnancy.
    Also, some cases have reported symptoms of caffeine withdrawal in infants whose mothers consumed very high amounts of caffeine (greater than 800 mg/d).
    Altogether we can say that there is some evidence that does not recommend consuming moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy. Caffeine is a psychoactive substance, which may affect the normal course of pregnancy; therefore, its intake should not exceed 200 mg/day.
    As the amount of caffeine per cup of coffee varies between products, consuming 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day is not expected to cause any harm during pregnancy.
    To combat any tiredness, take power naps, eat nutritious food, and stay hydrated. Sip fresh fruit juices to feel refreshed.

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  2. Unless you are deathly allergic to coffee or caffeine, you should be fine, just don’t overindulge. 200 mg of caffeine a day is supposedly fine, but every doctor seems to disagree, just like everyone disagrees on what pregnant women are allowed to eat. Do not overindulge until your hands shake, and I would stick to approximately one cup of coffee per day depending on the size, if it’s starbucks coffee, there is more caffeine in their coffee than homemade coffee usually, so if you are talking about a starbucks cup, I would stick to one grande a day.

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  3. “Safe” is a relative term. Caffeine does pass to the fetus, so the risk isn’t zero. But by the same token, we’ve been consuming caffeine in various forms for thousands of years, so that bodes well for moderate use. Various official guidelines suggest no more then 100–200mg per day (one or two cups of coffee/tea or several cola’s througout the day). Studies show no significant correlation between caffeine and birth/pre-birth complications. Long term impact on fetal development is a lot harder to determine, but studies have been generally inconclusive.
    If the mother is already a regular user of caffeine, then it’s probably safer to maintain or reduce intake, but not cut it out entirely; the impact of withdrawal symptoms is liable to be at least as significant as the risk of caffeine itself.

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  4. Yes, unless your unborn baby has somehow developed mind-control (and an innate hatred of coffee), then you should be able to bring a cup of coffee up to your mouth and swallow it. Mind the heat though, coffee burns are serious.

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  5. You can drink coffee during pregnancy they recommend that you don’t because of the caffeine just like drinking soda they recommend that you don’t because of the caffeine and the carbonation

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  6. This is not true. You don’t want to induce tachycardia which can decrease the efficiency of the heart in those with cardiovascular disease which alters the perfusion of the placenta and umbilical cord, but it is not forbidden unless you have other conditions which make you prone to cardiac issues. Many women have reflux during pregnancy due to increased intraabdominal pressure, and it is a good idea to stay away from it in that cause.

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  7. Pregnant women quite often develop high blood pressure (hypertension) which can become pre-eclampsia, a condition that is dangerous for both the woman and the fetus. Caffeine causes increased blood pressure and for this reason pregnant women are advised to minimise their consumption of caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea and chocolate.

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  8. Jennifer is right. According to the ACOG (Am Coll of Ob Gyn), Committee Opinion 2015, the safe caffeine daily dose is 200 mg. That is about 4 cups of tea and 2 cups of coffee. A soda has about 37 mg and a standard size chocolate about 30 mg. More than 200 mg of caffeine a day might be associated with some fetal problems. You have to add all sources of daily caffeine to keep it under 200 mg.
    Quote:
    “Moderate caffeine consumption (less than 200 mg per day) does not appear to be a major contributing factor in miscarriage or preterm birth. The relationship of caffeine to growth restriction remains undetermined. A final conclusion cannot be made at this time as to whether there is a correlation between high caffeine intake and miscarriage”
    Coffee (8 oz)
    Brewed, drip 137
    Instant 76
    Tea (8 oz)
    Brewed 48
    Instant 26–36
    Caffeinated soft drinks (12 oz) 37
    Hot cocoa (12 oz) 8–12
    Chocolate milk (8 oz) 5–8
    Candy
    Dark chocolate (1.45 oz) 30
    Milk chocolate (1.55 oz) 11
    Semi-sweet chocolate (1/4 cup) 26–28
    Chocolate syrup (1 tbsp.) 3
    Coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt (1/2 cup) 2

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  9. Caffeine is a stimulant and it can increase the mother’s heart beat and the baby’s heart beat. People drink coffee to keep awake and it can keep the baby awake.it is recommended that it is good to limit the caffeine to 150 mg to 200 mg a day.This is one cup of coffee. Too much of caffeine can increase the chances of miscarriage.People were talking about caffeine causing fetal anomalies which is not agreed upon in humans.Caffeine is a diuretic and if the woman does not drink enough water there is more chances of dehydration,which can some times start early labor.The moral of the story is “Anything excessive is not good”.

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  10. Considering women have been having babies for 100,000s years and for 99% of that there was no doctor to say eat this or that.
    Since we seem to have quite a large population, I guess pretty much anything in moderation isn’t going to harm (beyond hard drugs and cigs) so caffiene really isnt an issue. Defo not one anyone else should be getting involved with.
    It cant be worse than some of the cravings like gerkins.
    Ideally dont eat loads from the jar mostly because the kid will drop and demand a double expresso tripple shot with soya and sprinkles. If its 3am the hospital coffee shop will be closed…nightmare! 😉

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  11. They tend to tell you not to drink it because high levels of the stuff whilst pregnant can result in babies having a low birthweight, which can increase the risk of health problems in later life. Too much caffeine can also cause a miscarriage.

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  12. Some women experience acidity and gastric reflux during pregnancy and coffee might aggravate this symptom.
    Also, it is ideal not to exceed caffeine intake for more than 200 mg/day during pregnancy as higher doses have been linked with miscarriages or preterm labor. One teaspoon of coffee powder contains roughly 2–3 mg of caffeine.

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  13. Pregnancy is the most awaited stage in a women’s life, and for that matter, quite a critical one. The going to be mother takes a number of precautions, to keep the foetus safe. In fact, in many cases the entire family of the ‘going to be mother’, thehusband, and even the physician, becomes over cautious, to avoid taking even slightest of the chances of an untoward incidence. However, in many cases the precautions are the ones which are normally not required to be taken. This puts an undue pressure on the pregnant mother, of adhering to an overload of instructions, which otherwise could be avoided.

    Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    One such useless precaution, which though was not observed earlier, was a complete stoppage on the normal/moderate intake of coffee/tea. What’s surprising is that this recommendation comes from not just dieticians, but even doctors and physicians.
    Let’s bust some myths!
    The only reason I ever get is the link with the idea that caffeine may harm the foetus. And when I ask them whether they have chocolates, soft drinks like coke or pepsi, tea etc. during pregnancy, they always answer in affirmation, not knowing the fact that all these contain caffeine.
    But even when it comes to coffee as such, there is no study which proves that in-take of coffee or caffeine during pregnancy would harm the foetus.
    Current recommendations for caffeine intake during pregnancy range from 200-300 mg per day from all sources, not just coffee. The majority of the research focuses on the effects of caffeine during pregnancy, not coffee consumption specifically.
    Studies over the last decade fail to show convincing evidence for an increase in risk of reproductive complications with moderate caffeine consumption (200-300mg/day from all sources, not simply coffee). What was a bit concerning was the fact that there does not appear to be a blood brain barrier in the foetus for caffeine and there is also no placental barrier to caffeine. So it would be advisable just to reduce the overall intake of caffeine during pregnancy.
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  14. Coffee is not good. Because in high levels it is dangerous. Cause baby’s heart to speed up. Wich is very danheroes for baby. That’s why they say no more then 3 a day while pregnant.

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  15. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a group of medical conditions in the baby called Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or FASD.

    > Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol [ https://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholic_beverage&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=444&host=www.google.co.in&ts=1485325393&sig=AF9Nedlr6jifirCiHR33gqMWK_am8tVFPQ ] during pregnancy [ https://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregnancy&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=444&host=www.google.co.in&ts=1485325393&sig=AF9NedmwiuLI6easE-WYhPnQxn0OeuOTig ].
    Problems may include an abnormal appearance, short height, low body weight, small head size [ https://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcephaly&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=444&host=www.google.co.in&ts=1485325393&sig=AF9NednKBDyyKRsp1prOdd0KJSu4yzEvpw ], poor coordination, l…

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  16. No. Some say a glass or wine/beer once and a while isn’t bad but there is no reason at all that you NEED to drink, if you need to, you may have a problem that you want to get resolved before having a child

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  17. Yes. According to most doctors, 1 cup a day is fine. However, if you are caffeine sensitive before pregnancy, then it’s probably not wise.
    Also note that espresso has LESS caffeine than coffee. Maybe just one cappuccino will do the trick.

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  18. Some people advise that Pregnant Women avoid caffeine, but if you drank coffee before you were you were pregnant, and you want to have a cup of coffee now, there is no harm.
    In fact, it is more harmful to stop caffeine suddenly, than it is to have 2–3 cups a day!
    Stopping caffeine suddenly can lead to severe headaches and sudden changes in blood pressure, and this is really not good if your expecting!
    Just make sure that the coffee is not replacing the nutritious food that you need!

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  19. No. Caffeine is a drug (a stimulant) and anything you ingest the baby ingests as well. It is certainly not the worst thing you can do, but pregnant women are advised to avoid all drugs, including caffeine.

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  20. Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    Caffeine is a stimulant and a diuretic. Because caffeine is a stimulant, it increases your blood pressure and heart rate, both of which are not recommended during pregnancy.
    Caffeine also increases the frequency of urination. This causes a reduction in your body fluid levels and can lead to dehydration [ https://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-complications/dehydration-pregnancy/ ].
    Caffeine crosses the placenta to your baby. Although you may be able to handle the amounts of caffeine you feed your body, your baby cannot. Your baby’s metabolism is still maturing and cannot fully metabolize the caffeine.
    Any amount of caffeine can also cause changes in your baby’s sleep pattern or normal movement pattern in the later stages of pregnancy. Remember, caffeine is a stimulant and can keep both you and your baby awake.
    Caffeine is found in more than just coffee. Caffeine is not only found in coffee but also in tea, soda, chocolate, and even some over-the-counter medications [ https://americanpregnancy.org/medication/ ] that relieve headaches [ https://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/headaches-and-pregnancy/ ]. Be aware of what you consume.
    Facts: Numerous studies on animals have shown that caffeine can cause birth defects [ https://americanpregnancy.org/birth-defects/ ], premature labor [ https://ameri

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  21. It’s the caffeine that is the concern. It can cause problems with the fetus and miscarriage when taken to excess. The main reported problem is that the caffeine cannot be processed by the fetus which can prevent it from sleeping. There is some link to ADD and ADHD with excessive caffeine during pregnancy, but it is not definitive. At this point, it is recommended to be avoided because we just don’t know exactly what it does to the fetus, but we know it is a stimulant which is generally not a good idea with small children. However, a small to moderate amount of caffeine is totally fine. My OBGYN said one to two cups of coffee is perfectly fine per day. I once looked up the what research found, and it was something like 500 mg per day was excessive for pregnancy. However, some studies found between 2 to 300 mg was excessive and caused problems like miscarriage. The research is unclear, and obviously there’s an ethical dilemma to further research beyond studying reported cases, so we’re unsure and the guideline is generally keep it under 200 mg per day. The average 8oz cup of coffee contains about 80 to 90 mg of coffee—more if it’s lighter roast less if it’s darker roast. Light roast can even be up to 165 mg. Espresso is around 50–75 mg. Please note that caffeine is also in many other substances like sodas, chocolate, and tea. When you consider the milligrams of caffeine per day, you also need to take into account any the other sources of caffeine.

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  22. Short answer is: consult your doctor, but probably yes, in moderation.
    Our doctor recommended limiting to below 200mg per day, which is about one small cup of coffee. If you’re a Starbucks drinker, drinks that come in under 200mg are a short brewed coffee, or a grande latte. Dark roasts have less caffeine than lighter roasts.
    If like many people you need some caffeine to function, then have a little. Pregnancy can be difficult enough without also quitting caffeine cold turkey.

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  23. Actually there’s no “why shouldn’t I”, there’s “how much is safe for the fetus”.
    You can very well drink coffee during pregnancy, given the fact it doesn’t make you nauseous as it did to me during my 1st trimester. You should just be careful about the caffeine intake because too much can lead to low fetal weight. The recommended amount that you shouldn’t succeed is 200 mg per day, you can find online how much your favorite kind on average contains.

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  24. I dont know personally because i would not touch caffeine during pregnancy. It is a drug, it has to be broken down in the liver like all chemicals, and I like to give my liver a vacation from things like that. BUT Research has not found any problem during pregnancy. Sometimes it is used to help premies to sleep because it seems to do the opposite of what it does to adults. Later caffeine makes small children unable to sleep. But that was not the question. Dont worry about drinking caffeine during pregnancy if thats what you want to do.

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  25. 95–97% of babies born in the US are healthy and without defects. Studies singling out a specific food, from the hundred or thousands of food items you consume during your pregnancy aren’t going to change this statistic. The critical period in development, when exposure to or lack of nutrients can have a negative effect begins just before you become pregnant and lasts until the embryo becomes a fetus, the end of the first trimester.
    As long as you eat and drink in moderation, and obtain prenatal care, relax. Most likely your baby will be fine. And if your baby has crossed eyes or even a heart problem, it can be corrected.
    I’m not going to deny that babies can be harmed due to their mothers drinking or using drugs, I am saying that consuming normal amounts of foods you regularly eat won’t harm your baby. Some babies are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (1.9 per 1000 live births), yet officials recommend that all women abstain completely from alcohol during pregnancy.
    I am a realist, and while I understand that recommending total abstinence might be advisable for professionals worried about a potential lawsuit by a parent of a child born with FAS; I realize that with moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy, 99.8% of the time (probably more, since FAS generally occurs with heavy drinking), babies are born healthy.
    It really bothers me that so many people worry unnecessarily about so many things because the actual level of danger for just about everything is exaggerated. Health practitioners sell fear like Proctor and Gamble sells household products.
    The more you worry, the more health care services and tests they can sell you.
    Medicine is a business. If you take good care of yourself, (and most of us know intuitively how to do so, eat right, sleep enough, exercise), you won’t be, and shouldn’t be, so fearful that you’re constantly seeking professional medical services. Enjoy your coffee. If you’re drinking so much that it’s making you jittery or interfering with your sleep, cut back. Otherwise, STOP WORRYING!

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  26. When a women is pregnant. She need to care about her’s child on the days of pregnancy. If a women drink to much coffee it leads to a diseffect, which are very harmful for child. She need to eat and drink healthy diet which is really beneficial for her child.
    Every culture has its own method. Pregnancy, is a time when a husband need to cared about her wife and give him what she wants or there are consultant who gives a diet for healthy child. It’s a great decision parents make that they want child or not. “Caring is true love” we have. But we have lost the touch of love.

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  27. Earlier doctor use to say not to drink coffee while you are pregnant but nowadays doctor says that pregnant women can consume coffee intake to less than 200 mg per day.

    Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    Because of this conflicting findings from numerous studies it is advisable to limit your coffee intake. But you can drink plenty of water during your pregnancy as well as milk and 100 percent fruit juices are also good choices as a substitutes.

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  28. Motherhood is precious. Do no harm to the child, the unrepeatable gift of a new life. Get the assistance that you need to protect you and your baby.

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  29. They can have 250 ml ( 1 cup/ day) . The main issue is that caffeine has inconclusive evidence of possibly causing miscarriage in early pregnancy and low birth weight in babies whe 3 or more cups are consumed / day.
    But as aforementioned it is inconclusive and is generally more of a precaution than anything else.

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  30. You can intake caffeine during pregnancy but it’s dosage should be minimum.
    Being a stimulant, caffeine increases your heart rate and blood pressure .
    It also causes you to urinate often, causing dehydration . When caffeine in blood goes to your baby, his/her body isn’t equipped to handle it.

    Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    Caffeine intake for a normal person is also suggested only one a day, in pregnancy more care is required.
    Make your coffee or other caffeine intake minimum.

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  31. I drank 2 or 3 cups of coffee daily throughout my pregnancy and had a very healthy baby.
    My obstetrician also told me that she consumed daily coffee during her pregnancies. She was of the opinion that a moderate amount is fine, and I agree.

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  32. No, it is not safe. Although if you Google it you’ll find that most amateur health blogs say that only the ingestion of more than 200 mg of caffeine a day has been associated with a slight increase in miscarriage rates, if you search for “caffeine pregnancy” in Pubmed ( Home – PubMed – NCBI ), an official source of real scientific articles, you’ll find all sorts of detrimental associations between caffeine, fertility, and pregnancy outcome. One example: Associations of maternal caffeine intake with birth outcomes: results from the Lifeways Cross Generation Cohort Study. Steer clear of decaffeinated coffee as well, because one study found out it may increase the chances of miscarriage even more than regular coffee, possibly because some manufacturers use potentially toxic solvents to remove caffeine from coffee. If you want to be on the safest side, avoid coffee and decaf coffee.

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  33. I have no doubt that caffeine, a very psychoactive drug, crosses the placenta.
    Your child’s brain will develop in a bath of caffeinated blood. And then when he or she is born suddenly they are cut off cold turkey from a drug they can’t help in some way or another be addicted to. I know the formal definition of addiction does not cover caffeine, but work with me here.
    I can’t see a positive result coming from this. Much better would be for you to wean yourself off caffeine using some product like Wean Caffeine as quickly as you can.

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  34. Coffee is the best like vitamin
    If taken with meal or after it
    It improve absoorption of minerals and nutrients and upgrade digestion
    400 mg
    Like 4 cups of coffee
    Is ideal
    But not without sugar or cabs

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  35. Since every woman is different, it’s really hard to say if drinking coffee is going to increase your risk of complications during pregnancy, but most doctors say that as long as you’re not chugging gallons of coffee a day, you should be ok.
    Can I Drink Decaf Coffee While Pregnant?

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  36. Others have covered the medical reasons not to drink caffeine.
    I drank 3–4 caffeinated beverages a day before I became pregnant. I bought a variety of non-caffeinated versions of tea to transition to low caffeine for pregnancy, with one caffeinated proper coffee a day.
    What happened instead is that around week 6–7 of the pregnancy I went cold turkey on caffeine, because I suddenly didn’t enjoy tea or coffee. For the rest of my pregnancy tannic and bitter flavours were unwelcome. I also went off red wine, hops and cabbage among other things.
    I occasionally had a can of coke for a pick-me-up, something I find too sweet outside of pregnancy, and never normally drink.
    My tastes returned to normal as soon as my babies were born.

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  37. Coffee is extremely bad to have during pregnancy owing to its caffeine contents. The caffeine in it will reduce the body’s water content and can eventually even cause miscarriages.
    If you are an Indian, read BabyBerry Blog to get more advice and tips on everything relating to pregnancy and parenting.

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  38. Not if you don’t want to, but I would personally give up caffeine completely if I want to get pregnant and stay pregnant or is pregnant. Strongly recommended.

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  39. Caffeine is a neurotoxin and breaks down tissue (catabolism) to create energy. You need to be in a low-stress environment and eat healthy to rebuild tissues (anabolic).

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  40. A small amount of caffeine will probably not be a problem in pregnancy; but if it makes the woman nervous or need to urinate too frequently,cut back or stop it altogether.

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  41. As consuming caffeine increases one’s blood pressure and heart rate, it is not encouraged nor recommended for pregnant women to drink it, as an increased heart rate and blood pressure should be avoided. Also, although your body can handle the caffeine that you are giving it to, that does not mean that the baby’s body can, as their metabolism is still growing and cannot fully metabolize the caffeine. Another issue that might arise, which is the caffeine consumption can cause changes in the baby’s sleep pattern or normal movement pattern in the later stages of pregnancy.

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  42. Pregnant women who drink coffee should pay attention to the amount every day. Coffee can cause adverse effects on pregnant women and the fetus if taken excessively.
    Actually, not only the intake of coffee that needs to be limited by pregnant women but also other foods and drinks that contain caffeine. Examples of foods or beverages containing caffeine, namely chocolate, soft drinks and tea. Also, caffeine is usually added to cold medicines and energy drinks. Pay attention to whatever you consume and read information about the ingredients listed on the packaging.
    Risk of Drinking Coffee on Pregnant Women
    Generally, drinking too much coffee can cause symptoms of anxiety, addiction, insomnia, heartbeat, indigestion, high blood pressure, frequent urination, migraines and tremors. Besides, caffeine in coffee can penetrate the placenta of pregnant women and can affect the fetus.
    Some risks of drinking coffee in pregnant women and fetuses include:
    Pregnant women experience gastric acid reflux
    Anaemia
    Miscarriage
    Babies born with low weight
    What is the ideal dose for pregnant women?
    The maximum limit for caffeine consumption for pregnant women in a day is 200 mg or about two cups of instant coffee. For that, pay attention to the caffeine content in tea, coffee, chocolate and other foods printed on the packaging label. Do not let caffeine consumption exceed the tolerance limit for pregnant women.
    Here’s the overall amount of caffeine in food and drinks:
    60-200 mg of caffeine in one cup of brewed coffee.
    140 mg of caffeine in one cup of filtered coffee.
    100 mg of caffeine in one cup of instant coffee.
    40 mg of caffeine in one soda bottle.
    75 mg of caffeine in one cup of tea.
    25-50 mg of caffeine in 50 g of chocolate.
    If you have a habit of consuming more than two cups of coffee per day before becoming pregnant, you should reduce coffee consumption slowly from the beginning of pregnancy. To replace the habits of pregnant women drinking coffee, try to consume healthy refreshing drinks such as various fruit juices, vegetable juices, coconut water, or infused water. If necessary, ask your doctor to find out what coffee drinks are allowed, according to the condition of your pregnancy.

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  43. Tea and coffee are the beverages liked by most of us. Rainy weather and chilling outside, what can be better than a mug of hot coffee!
    First of all, we should know every edible item is safe and gives benefits if taken in limited amount. Tea and coffee too are good, they keeps us refreshed, reduce the risks of cancers, black coffee and tea aid in weight loss and many more.
    1–2 cups of coffee is adequate in a day. During pregnancy, we must cut the coffee like one cup a day is okay. It increases the caffeine response that may not be safer for the growing baby.
    Even if you are taking coffee, take it in healthy form like ginger coffee or in herbal decoction form.

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  44. There are no definitive studies on the topic. This is acknowledged by all sorts of professional groups from the NHS in the UK, the March of Dimes, the Mayo Clinic, the AJOG and most of those groups recommend limiting caffeine intake to 200 mg or less per day. This is roughly half the 400 mg they recommend for non-pregnant subjects.
    There are studies and studies and studies but no one’s come up with the funding yet to put together The Study. All are working on one topic or area and someone needs to fund a meta-study.
    Frankly, the 200 mg per day seems high. One or another of the individualized studies has shown minor correlation between pre-term birth and amounts of caffeine at 100 to 200 mg. It is not, I emphasize, a conclusive study, though. The conclusions, as in many scientific studies are more in terms of observations that should be further explored.
    The one apparently unassailable fact from the bulk of the studies, though, is that increased caffeine is not good for the fetus. Some of the more frightening findings are up at the 800+ mg level.
    I should emphasize, if it’s not apparent from my imprecise terminology, that I am not a medical professional. What I am, though, is a parent. And with suggestive evidence (e.g. requires further study) correlating even lower amounts to any number of problems, if my mate was expecting, I’d err on the side of caution and advise her to cut out caffeine wherever possible.
    As I’m known in these coffee threads for generally poo-pooing caffeine addiction fears, this may surprise any “followers” I may have. Some of the open research is in very worrisome areas. Until someone definitively proves that there is no greater risk of leukemia (one study) or childhood obesity and thus adult obesity (another study), I’d hate to have my kid going through higher risks because I was a stubborn old cuss.
    To be sure, some of the incidence rates from the various studies are ridiculously low but until the studies are replicated and expanded upon and peer reviewed and considering that caffeine is an optional item in our diet, like I said, I’d err on the side of caution.

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  45. Like… very 🙂
    Caffeine is psychoactive narcotic substance from biological standpoint. It’s stimulant and works on central nervous system. It’s stimulative effects might contribute to miscarriage. It has quite negative impact on heart muscle and increase blood pressure. Negative effects varies heavily from human to human as some have mutations of certain gene that makes them kinda “immune” to caffeine effects. It depends also on frequency of using caffeine as adenosine receptors will adapt in time.
    That said increased blood pressure is very dangerous for pregnant woman and child itself. Also, it might damage developing nervous system of fetus.
    Caffeine is compound from alkaloid group of substances. Alkaloids are known to have various properties among which are miscarriages induction.
    Half-life of caffeine is about 5 hours in grown human, but it’s as long as 9–11 hours in pregnant women and 30 hours in newborns and childrens.
    It’s toxic in high dosage. LD50 dose for mature humans (dosage causes death in half of population) is 150mg/kg body mass.
    Even plain coffee might be dangerous for fetus.
    Amounts in common foods:
    Coffee beans (3200mg/100g)
    Guarana seeds (2500-7600mg/100g)
    Yerba Mate (700-1700mg/100g)
    Tea leaves (400-9300mg/100g)
    Cocoa powder (230mg/100g)

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  46. Yes, you should avoid taking tea or coffee during pregnancy. Excess of coffee and tea can leads to miscarriage.
    The main reason to avoid tea/coffee is that it increases your blood pressure which is not at all good once you are pregnant.
    When you take tea/coffee it reaches your fetus and harms it.
    It also leads to frequent urination that ultimately leads to a decrease in your body fluid.
    If you are habituated with tea/ coffee you can take only one cup a day.
    For more useful information on pregnancy diet and nutrition download this app designed by experienced doctors – BabyIndian

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  47. No, not really. It’s an excellent anti oxidant at lower dosage, however higher dosages may lead to several side effects.
    So, moderation is the key here.

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  48. Most respected medical organization’s suggest that it is safe to drink coffee in pregnancy provided you are not overdoing it.
    For detailed explanation, watch my 4 minute video

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  49. Yes, but hold the refills. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends limiting your caffeine consumption to fewer than 200 milligrams (mg) per day. That’s about what you’d get from drinking one 10-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee.
    Going over that amount could be risky. Some studies have linked drinking more than 200 mg of caffeine a day with an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight. And drinking large amounts of caffeine (eight cups of coffee or more a day) has been linked with stillbirth . More research needs to be done to confirm these links, but it’s a good idea to err on the side of caution when you’re pregnant.
    Be aware that the amount of caffeine in your cup of coffee will vary depending on the type of coffee and how it’s brewed. The coffee at a restaurant or coffee shop, for example, can range from about 100 mg for a small (8-ounce) cup to over 400 mg for a large (16-ounce) cup, depending on the brand and the brew.
    And remember, decaffeinated doesn’t mean caffeine-free. A 16-ounce cup of brewed decaffeinated coffee typically contains about 12 to 25 mg of caffeine.
    If you need a caffeine boost but are concerned about your intake, you might choose a latte (about 75 mg of caffeine). From the milk in a latte you’ll get a little extra calcium and protein – nutrients you need during pregnancy anyway.
    Be sure to drink plenty of water during your pregnancy. Milk and 100 percent fruit juices are also good choices.

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  50. “I know I should be exercising now that I’m pregnant, but I’m just too tired. What should I do?”
    Exercise does a body good — especially when that body is pregnant. But what happens when your pregnant body is just too tired to get off the sofa, never mind hopping on a treadmill?
    The fact is, pregnancy fatigue can be a huge struggle for many expectant moms — especially during the first trimester and the last month of pregnancy. And while that physiological reality is a perfectly good reason to take it easier until you’re feeling more energetic, it’s not such a good reason to write yourself a pass on the gym for the rest of your pregnancy.
    Hard as it may be to believe when you’re feeling flat-out exhausted, exercise can actually leave you feeling more energized than lying down. Besides being good for you and your baby , working out during pregnancy can even give you back some of that get-up-and-go that you’re pretty sure had gotten up and left.
    Remember that exercise during pregnancy doesn’t have to be exhausting to be effective. In fact, the right kind of pregnancy exercise shouldn’t leave you dragging. Prenatal yoga or Pilates class can be even more relaxing than a stint on the sofa. Gentle laps in the pool can be invigorating, especially since swimming allows you to feel spectacularly weightless.
    Another tip: When possible, do your exercise outside — the fresh air may give you just enough lift to get going. Keep your energy up by having a light, healthy snack — think protein and complex carbs, like string cheese and a pear — before you strap on your sneaks. And drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise to stay hydrated.
    Don’t have time to actually take that walk? Build it into your day instead. Walk to the next bus stop instead of catching the one closest to your office, park your car in the farthest spot from the store, or walk to the deli to pick up your lunch instead of ordering in. A 10-minute walk three times a day counts just as much as a 30-minute cardio workout at the gym — even more so if you’re more likely to actually do it.

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  51. It’s a good idea to limit your intake of all caffeine, not just coffee, and you may still drink decaf, especially if it has been water-processed.
    But then, decaf tastes like water to me, so…I just stopped drinking it the day I found out. The first thing I asked for for breakfast after my son was born was COFFEE!
    I drank a lot of Postum, but I find that’s no longer readily available.

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  52. Doctors usually recommend that u don’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee and limit any sodas. I’m currently 27 weeks pregnant and drink one cup of coffee a day ( sometimes 2) and only have caffeinated drinks every once in a while Wich my doctor says that’s ok to do.

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  54. As long as it doesn’t have a slug of whisky in it, it should be fine. Within reason.
    This is not medical advice. It is, however, worth every penny you paid to read it, although not necessarily the time it took you to d so.

    Victor Allen’s

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  55. I’m not seeing any label information that warns against the use of caffeine while pregnant. I guess what you use also affects the baby and to be reasonable in your choices so as not to make you worry.

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  56. There can be racing heart rate, jitteriness, increase in blood pressure, headache…. Addiction, and withdrawal.
    Mothers should limit their caffeine intake to 200mg or less, daily.

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  57. Absolutely Not‼ The best advice is always to avoid alcohol completely during your pregnancy. There is no such safe time for pregnant to drink alcohol during their pregnancy period. Alcohol can cause several problems for the developing baby throughout pregnancy, even before a woman knows she is pregnant. Drinking alcohol in the first three months of pregnancy can cause the baby to have abnormal facial features. Alcohol has been associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), in which the baby is born with an unusual facial appearance, and is destined to cause mental retardation, growth deficiency, and behavioral disturbance. Growth and central nervous system problems (e.g., low birth weight, behavioral problems) can occur from drinking alcohol anytime during pregnancy. The baby’s brain is developing throughout pregnancy and can be affected by exposure to alcohol at any time.

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  58. If you are pregnant beware of caffeine.

    Is to safe for pregnant women to drink coffee?

    If coffee holds a bunch of health benefits then why there is the big NO for pregnant women. Well, it goes like that.
    Yes, caffeine stimulates your brain but wait for you hold a baby. It not only stimulates your brain activity but also the metabolism of the fetus as Caffeine crosses the placenta to your baby.
    Caffeine makes you feel more energetic, it increases your blood pressure and heart rate, both of which are not recommended during pregnancy.
    Caffeine is a diuretic which results in the increased frequency of urination. This causes a reduction in your body fluid levels and can lead to dehydration which is not at all good for the baby.
    Your body is mature, you may be able to handle the amounts of caffeine you feed your body, but your baby cannot. Metabolism of the fetus is still maturing and cannot fully metabolize the caffeine. Any amount of caffeine may cause changes in your baby’s sleep pattern or normal movement pattern in the later stages of pregnancy. Remember, caffeine binds the adenosine receptor without activating them and can keep both you and your baby awake.
    Numerous investigations carried out on animals have shown that caffeine can cause birth defects, premature labor, preterm delivery, reduced fertility, and increase the risk of low-birth-weight offspring and other reproductive problems. Well, there is no data available for humans, but what’s wrong with playing safe.
    The less caffeine you consume, the better you live. Experts have stated that moderate levels of caffeine have not been found to harm a pregnancy. The definition of moderate varies anywhere from 150 mg – 250 mg a day, Some experts say more than 150 mg of caffeine a day is too much, while others say more than 300 mg a day is too much
    According to Yale’s Associate Chair of Pediatric Research and a senior researcher Caffeine During Pregnancy May Damage Your Baby’s Heart.
    Dr. Verena Sengpiel, an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Sahlgrenska Academy of Sahlgrenska University in Goteborg, Sweden investigated caffeine consumption by nearly 60,000 women in the Norwegian study and found that the Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns.
    Your caffeine consumption during pregnancy may enhance the risk of your miscarriage.
    You love caffeine, alright. But caffeine intake during pregnancy will cause a risk of obesity in the baby.

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  59. First things first. Congratulations!
    Caffeine is both a stimulant and a diuretic. What a diuretic does is it makes you pee. It’s possible to get dehydrated, which is not a good thing for a pregnant person.
    But worse than that, the caffeine in your blood is being shared with the baby. And its tiny, developing nervous system isn’t as able to handle it. In the later stages of pregnancy, babies actually sleep in there! If caffeine keeps them from sleeping they’ll get grumpy and do a lot of kicking. Seriously, sleep is necessary for their little brains to develop.

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  60. That is between the woman and her OBGYN. nobody else has a say. Her body, her choice. My OBGYN decided while I was pregnant that small amounts of caffeine was okay. I’m sure for others it is not okay. That being said, doctors can only make suggestions, the woman is going to do what she wants. It is nobody’s place to judge, chastise, or try to confront a caffeine consuming pregnant woman. It’s her choice. Even smoking cigarettes, I know of OBGYNs telling their patients to taper off slowly and not abruptly quit, as it could spell trouble the fetus. You never know the whole story of someone’s life and you don’t know what they have decided upon with their doctor. Keep your comments and opinions to yourself.

    Eight O’Clock

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  61. Too much of coffee may increase the concentration of caffeine in the body of a would-be-mother.
    Caffeine is metabolized slowly during pregnancy. So, it lingers on the maternal blood for a longer period of time. It then passes from the placenta to the foetal circulation. The organs in the growing foetus (baby) are still in the developing stage and it also takes its own time to process the caffeine. This can cause several side effects, like:
    Increase in Foetal Heart Rate
    Irregular Foetal Heart Beat
    Affects the Growth of the Baby
    Causes Anaemia
    Extends the Labour Date
    Increases Chances of Miscarriage
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  62. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it has been for centuries. Whether you drink it black or with cream and sugar, coffee’s popularity doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
    But do you know how much caffeine is too much? This blog post will go over some important information about pregnant women and their daily intake of caffeine from drinking coffee.
    The Effects of Caffeine during Pregnancy
    The effects caffeine has on pregnant women vary depending on the dosage. For a woman who’s not used to drinking coffee, 25mg-50mg (that is one cup) can make her feel jittery and anxious.
    For those who drink it often or in higher doses, they may experience sleep disruption, nausea, and an increased heart rate
    What is Considered Safe?
    A pregnant woman should not consume more than 200mg of caffeine per day (that’s two cups) as this could lead to miscarriage or preterm birth.
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends reducing consumption by half during the first trimester and avoiding it entirely during the last two.
    In addition, pregnant women should never drink caffeine-containing drinks like colas or energy drinks as they can have a negative effect on fetal growth.
    The Effects of Caffeine During Pregnancy (scroll down for more content) to drinking coffee. The effects of caffeine during pregnancy are unclear.
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends reducing consumption by half during the first trimester and avoiding it entirely during the last two months before birth because there is evidence that it might increase the risk of:
    * Miscarriage or preterm birth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends reducing consumption by half during the first trimester and avoiding it entirely during the last two months before birth because there is evidence that it might increase the risk of:
    * Fetal growth restriction, * Birth defects such as cleft lip and/or palate.
    The Effects of Caffeine During Pregnancy (scroll down for more content) The effects of caffeine during pregnancy are unclear. Caffeine can cross the placenta and reach your baby. Babies born to mothers who take in more than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day have been found to be at risk for reduced fetal growth, birth defects such as cleft lip or palate, behavioral changes, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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  63. Yes; not more than 12 oz though. And caffeinated teas and sodas count too. So don’t drink a large coffee in the morning, Pepsi at lunch and green tea before bed. It should be no more than 12 oz of caffeine in a day.

    Peet’s

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