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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Coffee In My 12 Week Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

No.: There is no evidence that a small amount of caffeine is harmful. Try to avoid during first trimester as there was a study suggesting excess caffeine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Not if 3wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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My period is yet to come on the 23rd. Can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

My period is yet to come on the 23rd. Can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

No, but...: The large amounts of coffee will keep you awake, thinking about being pregnant. If it has only been a few days, one can call her Ob-Gyn right away, to see if emergency contraception will still work. If it is almost late for emergency contraception pills, ask about getting an IUD. An IUD works as emergency contraception and also benefits by preventing future pregnancies (until the IUD is removed). ...Read more

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How dangerous is coffee to a week old pregnancy?

How dangerous is coffee to a week old pregnancy?

Not at all.: Relax - if you just found out you are pregnant, your coffee consumption has not affected your fetus. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, see your ob/gyn asap and best of luck! Moderate caffeine consumption in pregnancy is safe. Excessive intake can lead to pregnancy loss and poor fetal growth/. ...Read more

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During 3 weeks pregnancy is it ok to have two mugs coffee and also eat chocolates during the day?

During 3 weeks pregnancy is it ok to have two mugs coffee and also eat chocolates during the day?

No: Research on caffeine in pregnancy has shown that more than a single cup of coffee per day increases your risk of miscarriage. We don't know what effect caffeine might have on a developing fetus, but we think that amount is safe. ...Read more

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Can you drink coffee during pregnancy?

Can you drink coffee during pregnancy?

Moderation: Everything in moderation. Yes, it is fine to have the occasional cup of coffee. I would not advise you to have more than one cup per day, and make this your only caffeinated beverage. ...Read more

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How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

12 ounces/day: This is a ballpark number. 12 ounces is about one normal mug. Caffeine is a stimulant. In large amounts, it can increase the risks of miscarriage. Remember, the issue is caffeine, so if you have one cup of coffee daily, then you should avoid other caffeine sources such as soda or tea. ...Read more

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Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Small amounts ok: Keep to a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, which is about three or four cups of green tea, depending on how long it is steeped. This limit should include all sources of caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, sodas, etc. Large amounts of green tea may diminish your absorption of folic acid and iron. One or two cups of matcha tea taken away from meals should be ok ...Read more

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Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

No alcohol: The drinking of alcohol when pregnant, especially in the first trimester, but also all throughout pregnancy is not recommended. If you had one drink by mistake, that would not cause fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink coffee after two weeks with an ng tube in? I should be getting it out monday.

Can't you wait?: If I read your message correctly, it's sunday evening and monday is tomorrow. Wait a few more hours--i think you'll find the coffee will be much more satisfying with the ng tube out. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! Dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant and I was wondering if one cup of coffee a day is safe during pregnancy?

I just found out I'm pregnant and I was wondering if one cup of coffee a day is safe during pregnancy?

Coffee and pregnancy: No more than one small cup (no extra large cups of coffee) or can of products with caffeine per day is recommended, (That's a total, so you'll need to avoid multiple sources of caffeine on the same day.) In addition, avoid consuming energy drinks and other products that contain large amounts of caffeine. More than 200mg Caffeine a day could cause low wight at birth and decrease blood flow to ...Read more

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What is the onset of time for any caffeinated beverage like coffee or nescafe to take effect I often drink coffee not everyday maybe every week..

What is the onset of time for any caffeinated beverage like coffee or nescafe to take effect I often drink coffee not everyday maybe every week..

Varies: He amount of caffeine needed to produce effects varies from person to person, depending on body size and degree of tolerance. Effects begin less than an hour after consumption, and a moderate dose usually wears off in about five hours. ...Read more

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Why is drinking coffee everyday bad for you I drink coffee everyday and have energy drinks like twice a week and am 17 what health risk will I have?

Why is drinking coffee everyday bad for you I drink coffee everyday and have energy drinks like twice a week and am 17 what health risk will I have?

Caffeine: Calling caffeine, taurine, and sugar 'energy' is one of the modern day's snake oil gimmicks. These chemicals, not needed for health, cause your heart muscle to work harder and faster than it needs to do. It is aging your heart faster than you would be aging naturally. Caffeine and taurine are also telling your brain that you cannot live without them. They are highly addictive. ...Read more

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Is decaf coffee okay during pregnancy?

Is decaf coffee okay during pregnancy?

Should be: The amount of caffeine that crosses the placenta into the fetus is minimal and shouldn't be a problem. In fact, for premies who have "apnea of prematurity" they do give caffeine to stimulate their breathing. ...Read more