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Is Coffee Safe for Pregnant Women?

Does pregnancy demand that women give up their coffee? NO, NEVER GIVE UP YOUR COFFEE! EVER! (Sorry, I’m kind of edgy. I haven’t had my coffee yet.) But seriously, new research from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found that there are no negative effects of coffee on mothers-to-be.

Actually, the ACOG looked at two studies. One found no increased rates of miscarriage for even high levels of caffeine consumption, while the other saw a slightly higher risk for women who consumed more than 200 mg of caffeine per day (that’s about one large cup).

Interestingly, we saw last week that drinking a lot of diet soda during pregnancy caused premature births because of the artificial sweeteners. I’m curious, though, if there would be any difference in the effects of drinking coffee if you used artificial sweeteners to sweeten up your cup o’ joe.

Did you drink coffee while pregnant?

From the Daily Mail.