Coffee during pregnancy is fine!
So often you hear that coffee during pregnancy is harmful, but is it really?
Most people believe that coffee while
pregnant is a no-go zone, but the results of a recent study may suggest
A lot of us simply cannot make it through a
morning without a mug of good coffee.
People are concerned that it may result in
a higher risk of miscarriage and inhibit foetal development by limiting blood
flow to the placenta.
According to nutritionist Willow Jarosh MS,
RD, C&J Nutrition and healthy mama brand medical advisory board member,
caffeine (in small amounts) is safe.
So this latest study seems to suggest that
it’s fine to have a cup of coffee a day; you just have to be careful of your
portions- that’s the catch, according to The Stir.
The ‘okay’ size is the normal small at most
coffee shops which is usually 200 milligrams. What you also have to keep in
mind is the fact that not only coffee contains caffeine and that other food
that you consume may have higher levels of caffeine in as well.
Examples of food with caffeine may be:
- Green tea
- Baking chocolate
- Dark chocolate
- Ice cream
- Selective sunflower seeds
- Selective oatmeal
- Chewing gum
- Some OTC drugs
According to brand medical advisory board membe for C&J Nutrition and healthy
mama, Stephanie Clarke MS, RD, being mindful that some coffee shops’
coffees contain more caffeine than regular brewed coffee will help you when
ordering the size of your coffee.
Summing up, this research shows that
limited amounts of caffeine isn’t harmful and also doesn’t show any difference
in terms of the baby’s well-being compared to infants who aren’t exposed to any
caffeine at all.
Also, to keep in mind are some of the facts
that American Pregnancy Association offers on their site; one example is
the fact that caffeine does indeed cause infertility, some studies have shown a
link between high levels of caffeine consumption and delayed conception.
Have you made any changes to your diet