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I love my morning wake-me-up coffee. But I’m pregnant — can I still have my morning cup of coffee?– Dipti
Check with your doctor about having caffeine during your pregnancy. One cup of coffee is usually OK, but it’s best to not have more than that. It’s hard to know exactly how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee. The total can depend on things like the brand of coffee and the size of the cup.
Studies show that getting more than 150–200 milligrams (about 1–2 cups of coffee) of caffeine a day during pregnancy may not be healthy. High amounts of caffeine during pregnancy has been linked to problems with a baby’s growth and development.
To help you cut back on caffeine:
Don’t forget that caffeine also can be in:
Learn which nutrients you need while pregnant or breastfeeding, and easy ways to add them to your diet.
Advice and information for expectant and new parents.
To eat well during pregnancy, your extra calories should come from nutritious foods that contribute to your baby’s growth and development.
Moms-to-be have a lot of questions about what’s safe during pregnancy. Keep your sanity by knowing what you can – and can’t – do before your baby arrives.
Here are answers to some common questions about what breastfeeding mothers should and shouldn’t eat and drink.
During your pregnancy, you’ll probably get advice from everyone. But staying healthy depends on you – read about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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