How much coffee can a pregnant woman drink a day?

How much coffee can a pregnant woman drink a day? This is a question that is often asked in clinics, and it is definitely a concern to pregnant mothers these days. After all, what would a world be without coffee?
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2022-05-20
Author: Dr. Ryh-Sheng Li, MD
Translator: Dorothy

Tolerance of caffeine intake: 200 mg per day

According to the British National Health Service (similar to Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare), pregnant women should consume up to 200 mg of caffeine a day.

Excessive intake of caffeine can cause a variety of abnormalities in the fetus, including fetal birth weight, early miscarriage, etc.

Foods contain caffeine

Common foods with caffeine are: coffee (!), tea, chocolate. In addition, there are some energy drinks (ex: Bull-Taiwanese energy drink, Red Bull), cola, etc.

Among these foods, coffee contains the most caffeine, followed by tea and energy drinks.

Common foods with caffeine

A cup of tea has about 75 mg of caffeine, so you can drink about three cups; a bottle of energy drink has about 80 mg of caffeine, so you can drink about two bottles.

Other foods will probably make you fat first, instead of caffeine overdose. However, it is still better to be careful.

Next, I will help you sort out the common "a cup" of caffeine content. The data is from the official websites. If there is any different information, please refer to the official websites.

Safe: It is safe to have one more cup.

Be Aware: The second cup will overdose.

Overdose: Oops. It is better not to order.

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