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is caffeine bad for pregnant women

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Moderation ok: Excessive caffeine is not a good thing even in nonpregnant state, but small amount each day is not known to cause any problem for pregnancy. Many thin ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Normal amounts of caffeine in the diet is not considered harmful to a pregnancy. However, there has been one study that showed a slightly increased r ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
ASK YOUR OB: And go by what your OB says i tell my pts one cup of caffinated a day is fine should not cause a problem.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Food Myths: Nope. Not in any way. If it were true then millions of people would be having difficulty getting pregnant.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Okay: So long as no high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions that would Prohibit use, 200mg or less of caffeine okay. Enjoy!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Every year, another headline hits the newspapers about caffeine affecting pregnancy! the truth, however, is very boring -- a review study looking at ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: There are such hormonal changes in pregnancy that you may become nauseated at even the thought of certain foods or drinks. You should not be drinking ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In moderation, caffeine is not a problem. However, excessive amounts can cause your heart to race and it may have similar effects on the baby.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
On occasion: A small amount of caffeine is fine, but more troubling is the sugar content and reinforcement of drinking soda. You want the best nutrition during pr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garland Martin
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Soda: all things in moderation
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Moderate use ok: Although caffeine does cross the placenta, moderate consumption (<150-200mg/day)is not associated with congenital malformations, spontaneous abortions ... Read More
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