Caffeine and Pregnancy—How Much is Too Much?
One of the first things you develop when you find out you are pregnant is major mom-worry. It starts early on in the first trimester when everything is new, you aren’t feeling that great, and you have no idea what’s really going on in there. Some of our everyday routines suddenly do not work or might be deemed unsafe for pregnancy.
Do you find yourselves asking these kinds of questions while pregnant?:
Am I doing everything I can to provide the best nutrition for my baby?
Am I eating enough or am I eating too much?
Am I harming my baby with this cup of coffee?
CAFFEINE and Pregnancy— Is it good or is it bad?
Do I have to stop drinking coffee when I’m pregnant? The truth is, there are a lot of mixed messages out there. So when we found this AWESOME resource from Mom Loves Best we had to share with it you! This guideline really put our minds at ease when contemplating the caffeine and pregnancy debate – what’s OK, what’s not OK and everything in between.
The basic “safe” number according to Dr. Felice Gersh — a board-certified OB/GYN and the Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine is “200mg of caffeine per day while pregnant.” So the good news is that yes, you can drink coffee while pregnant. But, the bad news is that your regular four-cups-a-day routine will have to be drastically reduced. Sorry, coffee-holics, but limiting your caffeine intake is best for you and your growing baby.
*BONUS – One of our Mommi Ambassadors Victoria Velazquez recently shared with us a video of her daily caffeine routine. She turns her java into a Mommi prenatal protein shake every morning and it’s DELICIOUS! Check out her recipe in this short video.