How Many Cups Of Coffee Can I Drink While Pregnant?

Consumed on a global scale, caffeine is a stimulant that provides an energy boost and increases alertness.

While caffeine may have a number of potential benefits, there is some concern that it may be harmful if consumed during pregnancy. Caffeine intake should be limited to less than 200 mg per day during pregnancy, and energy drinks should be avoided entirely. 

Approximately 1–2 cups of coffee (240–580 mL) or 2–4 cups of caffeinated tea (540–960 mL), generally considered safe for pregnant women to consume, but advise against excessive consumption during pregnancy.

Caffeine metabolizes slowly in pregnant women. It takes between 1.5–3.5 times longer to eliminate from the body. Caffeine also crosses the placenta and enters the bloodstream of the baby, raising concerns that it may have an adverse effect on the baby's health.

The caffeine content of commonly consumed beverages
per serving. . .

  • Coffee | 60–200 mg per 240-ml (8-oz) 
  • Espresso | 30–50 mg per 30-ml (1-oz) 
  • Energy drinks | 50–160 mg per 240-ml (8-oz) 
  • Brewed tea | 20–120 mg per 240-ml  (8-oz)
  • Soft drinks | 30–60 mg per 355-ml (12-oz)
  • Cocoa beverage | 3–32 mg per 240-ml (8-oz)
  • Chocolate milk | 2–7 mg per 240-ml (8-oz)
  • Decaffeinated coffee | 2–4 mg 240-ml (per 8-oz)

Caffeine content varies among coffees, teas, soft drinks, energy drinks, other beverages and also found in a variety of foods, medications, and supplements.

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OCM ( 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).

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