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What are the risk of drinking coffee while pregnant?

What are the risk of drinking coffee while pregnant?

Recent: Recommendations are to moderate or avoid caffeine use during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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I've been having a lot of coffee, but starting to think I might be pregnant. Stopped drinking it, but will my baby be okay if i am preg?

I've been having a lot of coffee, but starting to think I might be pregnant. Stopped drinking it, but will my baby be okay if i am preg?

Most likely: Now that you know you may be pregnant, stopping the large amount of coffee you were drinking is a good idea, especially caffeinated coffee. You and your baby should be fine. Congratulations if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Lately i been drinking a lot of coffee and milk and pregnant is it really bad?

See answer: Milk is not bad, too much caffeine may cause your heart rate and or blood pressure to elevate, which is not recommended during pregnancy, so i would tonne down on the coffee. For continuity of care, it is recommended you discuss these same issues with your ob/gyn dr. To assure they area aware of all that you are doing. Best wishes. ...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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I am taking a 100 mg caffeine pill in the morning I'm 6 months pregnant is this safe as its a pill and not drinking coffee? I only take this much

I am taking a 100 mg caffeine pill in the morning I'm 6 months pregnant is this safe as its a pill and not drinking coffee? I only take this much

Why take?: Curious why you are taking it at all. The concern about coffee intake during pregnancy is high doses of caffeine. Most studies show that small amounts of coffee are ok in pregnancy. I would not recommend taking a Caffeine supplement. ...Read more

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I just read that drinking coffee while pregnant can increase childhood leukemia.i drank it with both pregnancies! Dr said it was okay.What's the deal?

I just read that drinking coffee while pregnant can increase childhood leukemia.i drank it with both pregnancies! Dr said it was okay.What's the deal?

That's baloney: I'm sorry someone troubled you with something so foolish. Retrospective epidemiologic studies generate a huge amount of junk associations. Anyone who's scientifically literate can recognize the bogus ones. If I were to do a study to find out whether eating licorice causes your kids to be born with a unibrow, I'd get a positive result. Please don't worry about this. ...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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Drinking coffee all day, can it affect your period and stop you from ovulating and getting pregnant?

Drinking coffee all day, can it affect your period and stop you from ovulating and getting pregnant?

Probably not: In women who are considering pregnancy or who are pregnant should limit caffeine intake. Most statement regarding this issue recommend limiting caffeine intake to less than about 200mg per day. A diet coke has about 50mg and a small mocha from starbucks has about 70mg. ...Read more