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Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee.

In brief: Yes

It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Caffeine & Pregnancy

Studies are still ongoing, hence caution & moderation are important when pregnant.
For women of child-bearing age, the recommended daily caffeine intake is no more than 300 mg. (which is roughly two 8 ounce cups of coffee).

In brief: Caffeine & Pregnancy

Studies are still ongoing, hence caution & moderation are important when pregnant.
For women of child-bearing age, the recommended daily caffeine intake is no more than 300 mg. (which is roughly two 8 ounce cups of coffee).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Do you ?

Do you? No. Should you? Probably yes or limit it to a small amount.
Talk to your OB about their recommendations.

In brief: Do you ?

Do you? No. Should you? Probably yes or limit it to a small amount.
Talk to your OB about their recommendations.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Things to ponder

An adult can easily metabolize the caffeine, yet it provides no nutritional benefit to the fetus.
It triggers no birth defects we know of, but does rev up the fetal heart as a stimulant. At birth, when the cord is clamped, your baby looses your metabolic support and can take two weeks to metabolize the caffeine you do in a few hours. It is definitely not baby friendly. Get off before delivery.

In brief: Things to ponder

An adult can easily metabolize the caffeine, yet it provides no nutritional benefit to the fetus.
It triggers no birth defects we know of, but does rev up the fetal heart as a stimulant. At birth, when the cord is clamped, your baby looses your metabolic support and can take two weeks to metabolize the caffeine you do in a few hours. It is definitely not baby friendly. Get off before delivery.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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