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Is caffeine really bad when you are pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 risk for miscarriage in women who drank over 8 cups of coffee each day during the first trimester. As in most dietary concerns, moderation is key.

In brief: 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 risk for miscarriage in women who drank over 8 cups of coffee each day during the first trimester. As in most dietary concerns, moderation is key.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 things we consume contain caffeine, we just don't think of it..Chocolate, tea, sodas etc.. So, keep a healthy, balanced diet, prenatal vitamins and u should not feel guilty enjoying your latte here and there..Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck.

In brief: 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 things we consume contain caffeine, we just don't think of it..Chocolate, tea, sodas etc.. So, keep a healthy, balanced diet, prenatal vitamins and u should not feel guilty enjoying your latte here and there..Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck.
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