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Should I limit caffeine during pregnancy?

If you are pregnant, limit the amount of caffeine you owe to 200 milligrams (mg) per day, This is almost the same as 2 cups of instant coffee.
Should I limit caffeine during pregnancy?

Do I need to limit caffeine during pregnancy?

If you are pregnant, limit the amount of caffeine you owe to 200 milligrams (mg) per day, This is almost the same as 2 cups of instant coffee.

High levels of caffeine during pregnancy can lead children to have a low birth weight, which can increase the risk of health problems in old age, too much caffeine can also cause miscarriage.

What's with caffeine in it?

Caffeine is found naturally in certain foods and beverages, such as:

  1. Tea.
  2. Coffee. 
  3. Chocolate.

  • It is also added to:

  1. Energy Drinks.
  2. Cure for colds and flu.
  3. soft drinks like cola.

How much caffeine?

The amount of caffeine found in some foods and beverages is as follows:


  1. 1 cup instant coffee: 100mg. 
  2. 1 cup coffee filter: 140mg. 
  3. 1 cup tea: 75mg. 
  4. 1 can of Coca-Cola: 40mg. 
  5. 1 can (250ml) energy drink: up to 80mg – larger doses may contain up to 160mg.
  6. 1 bar (50g) chocolate: Most products in the UK market contain less than 25 mg.
  7. 1 bar (50g) milk chocolate: Most products in the UK market contain less than 10 mg.

In a day, you will almost reach the 200mg caffeine limit if: 

  1. 2 cups tea and 1 can of coke 
  2. 1 cup instant coffee and 250 ml energy drink.

Reduce caffeine intake:


  1. Try water, juice, or caffeinated tea or coffee, limit the amount of energy drinks you have, as they can be high in caffeine.
  2. If you go over the recommended limit from time to time, don't worry, The risks are quite low.
  3. Always talk to your midwife, pharmacist, or other health care provider before taking medications during pregnancy, including cold and flu remedies.
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