Caffeine is okay for pregnant women to consume, as long as it is used in moderation. However, you should make an effort to cut back.
Women should limit their caffeine intake to no more than 200 mg per day, or about one cup of coffee. Even small amounts of caffeine during pregnancy can be harmful to your unborn child.
In addition to teas (such as green tea), caffeine-laden sodas, and chocolate, the 200mg limit applies to all of these products.
If you're going to a coffee shop, be prepared for stronger coffee than you're used to.
Depending on the store, the amount of caffeine in espresso and espresso-based coffees such cappuccinos, flat whites, and lattes can vary widely.
According to one study, the caffeine content of an espresso can range anywhere from 50 milligrams to 300 milligrams, depending on the chain.
Decaffeinated coffee from a coffee shop may contain as much as 15mg of caffeine.
Caffeine-free teas like chamomile, ginger, or rooibos might satisfy a warm-cup-of-something-you-want craving. Your morning routine will not be disrupted.
The flavor of decaffeinated coffee is nearly identical to that of regular coffee, making it a safe choice. You may be deceived by the effects of caffeine!
Caffeinated beverages are safe for your infant to consume. Premature birth and low birth weight are more likely if a pregnant woman consumes more caffeine than is recommended. Increased, but still modest, risk of a first trimester miscarriage or stillborn baby.
Cold and flu remedies, pain relievers, allergy medications, and sleep aids all contain caffeine. Before taking any medication, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications, a pregnant woman should always read the label and check with her doctor.
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Other Questions about 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).