If you have received the exciting news that you are expecting a baby there will be lots of things to think about for the next nine months. You will need to research what baby accessories you need to buy, baby names, feeding options and lots of other exciting things. One area that many women research when they first find out they are pregnant is what food they can and cannot consume. Common foods to avoid are soft ice-cream, raw meat, shellfish and alcohol. If you are wounding if you can drink coffee while you are pregnant, the answer is yes, but there are guidelines to adhere to.
How Much Coffee?
When pregnant you should limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200mg per day. This measurement is the equivalent to one Coffee Gallery LA filter coffee or two cups of instant coffee. Any more caffeine could put you at risk of miscarriage and/or slow growth of your baby. If you have had more than 200mg on the odd occasion you should not worry, it is only a problem is you regularly drink too much coffee. Once you have had your daily limit of caffeine you can go on to drink decaffeinated coffee or herbal teas for the remainder of the day.
Calcium in Milk
You do not need to avoid all milk while you are pregnant, however, there are some guidelines that you should follow. Unpasteurized may be harmful for pregnant women as raw milk may contain bacteria, such as listeria, that is harmful to mum and baby. Milk is rich in calcium as well as containing lots of B vitamins that will keep you and your baby healthy and safe, so you do not need to avoid if it is pasteurized.
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