I can't function without my morning wake-me-up coffee. But now that I'm pregnant,
can I still have my cup of coffee every morning? – Dipti
Check with your doctor about caffeine intake during your pregnancy. One cup of
coffee is usually OK, but it's best to not have more than that. It's hard to know
exactly how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee, since it depends on factors like
the brand of coffee and the size of the cup.
Studies indicate that caffeine consumption of more than 150–200 milligrams
a day (about 1–2 cups of coffee) may put a pregnancy at higher risk. High caffeine
consumption has been linked to an increased risk of having a low birth-weight baby
If you're having a hard time cutting back on coffee cold turkey, here's how you
Cut your consumption down to one or two cups a day.
Gradually reduce the amount by combining decaffeinated coffee with regular coffee.