Many of us love our daily dose of caffeine. Could it be harmful to your baby? Here’s the information you need. Right from the start.
The evidence on caffeine and pregnancy is not strong, however, overall, the experts say that you should limit your caffeine to 1-2 cups of coffee a day.
How bad could it be?
The March of Dimes carefully considered all the current research and came to this conclusion:
“You may have heard that too much caffeine can cause miscarriage (when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of pregnancy). Some studies say this is true, and others don’t. Until we know more about how caffeine can affect pregnancy, it’s best to limit the amount you get to 200 milligrams each day.”
They also included this chart to help you know how much 200 mg of caffeine is:
The American Pregnancy Association has more information on pregnancy and caffeine.
Mama Natural has a great explanation here of all the current research, so you can understand why limiting your caffeine is the current recommendation.