Whatever you name it, if you're someone who relies on at least a cup or two of coffee to get through the day, you might be dreading the prospect of giving it up now that you're expecting a child.
According to doctors, pregnant women can take up to 200 mg of caffeine every day without harming their unborn child (the equivalent of one 12-ounce cup of coffee).
Caffeine, in general, has been demonstrated to increase energy and alertness when used in moderate levels.
According to research, consuming more than 150–200 milligrams (approximately 1–2 cups of coffee) of caffeine per day during pregnancy may be harmful to the mother-to-be. Caffeine consumption at high levels during pregnancy has been associated with issues with the growth and development of the baby.
There is, however, no evidence to suggest that caffeine has any specific benefits when consumed during pregnancy.
What's the bottom line? Allowing yourself a small amount of caffeine when you require it is acceptable, provided that you keep track of how much you're taking.
When it comes to pregnancy, energy drinks are not recommended because they may include high levels of caffeine as well as other substances that are not recommended for expectant mothers.
Consider a caffeine-free tea, such as chamomile, ginger, or rooibos, if you're still yearning for a warm cup of something after you've reached your caffeine limit. This will allow you to maintain your morning ritual.
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Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).