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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.

24 Responses to “Is Coffee Safe for Pregnant Women?”

  1. carmen

    Hmm that's interesting. I'm not surprised that a large amount of artificial sweeteners can have ill-effects–on babies or the rest of us! But I do know many mothers who still had some caffeine in moderation and didn't suffer any harmful effects.

  2. Heather C.

    I did not drink coffee during my pregnancy nor did I drink Caffeine. Just a personal choice. When I had my ultrasound I did drink a little bit of Coke so the baby would be moving. Boy Howdy was she ever moving, the ultrasound tech was shocked at how crazy she was! Well, that was the second time I ever had caffeine during my pregnancy. lol

  3. Chizzle McBizzle

    Considering that the mommy/baby relationship does not necessarily include the spread of diseases like aids, I somehow think that some caffiene (which is a natural substance found in lots of things) isn't going to do all that much. If you start downing a pot a day, then maybe, but seriously too much of anything is bad… try going for a swim in a pool full of shampoo and tell me that its fine.

  4. Janette

    I think moderate amounts of caffeine are fine. I would have the occasional cup of coffee or tea while pregnant. I's much rather enjoy a small amount of caffeine than put artificial sweeteners or preservatives in my body while pregnant.

  5. dora

    I had one cup of coffee almost every single day of my pregnancy. I only skipped some days because my heartburn was too bad those days. I was so exhausted when pregnant, I would never have been able to get through my work day without my coffee. My daughter was born full term and absolutely perfect.

  6. Jasmine

    WOW, I would never want to get pregnant if you have to avoid so much nice foods .

  7. caitlyn

    This is good news! I have a cup of coffee or tea in the mornings, so knowing that it won't hurt my future children is a great thing. As long as I just make sure not to overdo it.

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  9. priti

    hi this is priti want to know dat i m 2mnth pregnant n drinking cofee every day 1 cup wid 3 sugar n 3 cream is it gud 4 my baby.

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