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2nd December 2014 08:49 PM #1
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How much coffee/espresso is safe to drink while pregnant? Will caffeine damage the development of a baby?
6th December 2014 07:21 AM #2
This is an important topic to consider as too much caffeine in pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and increased chance of having a baby with a low birth weight.
Therefore, the recommendation is that a pregnant woman consumes no more than 200mg of caffeine per day. Remember that caffeine is also contained in: tea, energy drinks and chocolate.
Worryingly, one study showed that some single drinks of coffee purchased in coffee shops can contain more than 200mg of caffeine. For a full list of the average caffeine content of different drinks have a look here.