What to Avoid Drinking during Pregnancy

Caffeine:

Try avoiding caffeine during the first trimester to reduce the likelihood of a miscarriage, or babies born with low weight. (Many studies shown that but there are still debates so better safe than sorry)

In your second and third trimester commit to limiting your intake to fewer than 200 mg per day during pregnancy.

Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it helps eliminate fluids from the body which cause water and calcium lose.

It can also raise your blood pressure and increase your heart beats.

The safest thing is to switch to decaffeinated drinks and fresh juices and milk.

The amount of caffeine found in some foods and drinks is as follows:

  • One cup (350 liters or 12 oz ) of caffé latte or cappuccino, Starbucks 77mg ( if one shot used)
  • All depends on the number of shots of espresso
  • 1 shot cappuccino = 77mg
  • Double shot cappuccino = 154mg
  • 3 shot cappuccino = 231mg
  • One cup of tea: (350 liter or 12 oz) : 39 mg
  • One can of Coca Cola (350 liter or 12 oz) : 40mg

Bear in mind that the darker the chocolate the higher the caffeine content. So read the labels well before eating and calculate the amount of your daily intake.

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