Can You Drink Coffee While Pregnant


Yes, however hold the refills. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends limiting your caffeine usage to less than 200 milligrams (mg) per day. That’s about what you ‘d get from consuming one 10-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee.

Reviewing that amount could be dangerous. Some research studies have linked consuming more than 200 mg of caffeine a day with an increased threat of miscarriage and low birth weight. And drinking big amounts of caffeine (eight cups of coffee or more a day) has been connected with stillbirth. More research study requires to be done to confirm these links, but it’s an excellent idea to err on the side of care when you’re pregnant.

Know that the amount of caffeine in your cup of coffee will differ depending on the type of coffee and how it’s brewed. The coffee at a restaurant or cafe, 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 name and the brew.

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And keep in mind, decaffeinated does not indicate caffeine-free. A 16-ounce cup of brewed decaffeinated coffee usually contains about 12 to 25 mg of caffeine.

If you need a caffeine boost however are concerned about your consumption, you may select 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 lots of water during your pregnancy. Milk and 100 percent fruit juices are also great options.

Ali Gadimov
Diet Expert