Caffeine during Pregnancy
- 8 Months ago
Are you skeptical about counting those innumerable cups of coffee when you have a little one growing inside you? This piece of info will help you clear your doubts about caffeine and coffee during pregnancy.
Effect of caffeine:
• Coffee, a drink rich in caffeine undoubtedly has the "pick-me-up" power, but may not be so good when you are pregnant. Caffeine, a diuretic increases your visits to the toilet when you are already finding ways to cope with it during pregnancy.
• Caffeine also washes out calcium and other important nutrients required during pregnancy, even before they get thoroughly absorbed.
• Intake of more than 200mg of caffeine a day may increase your risk of miscarriage and birth defects such as cleft palates.
• Large amounts of caffeine can also cause insomnia, nervousness and headaches.