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I am 11 weeks pregnant. I love to drink warm tea and sometimes coffee. Is tea and coffee safe to drink while i'm pregnant.


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replied December 9th, 2009
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A8352
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the effect of consumption of tea and coffee during pregnancy. Well now research has proved that caffeine can pass on through the placenta to your baby. On consumption of more that mild amounts of coffee( more than 300 mg a day), it increases the risk of a miscarriage. It may also increase the risk of preterm labor or low birth weight or low birth weight.

Research has also shown that babies of women who got more than 500 mg a day had faster heart rates and breathing rates, and spent more time awake in the first few days after birth. Regarding tea, it contains phenols that may interfere with the absorption of iron in pregnancy which is very much essential for the growth of the baby and the well being of the mother. So please abstain from excessive consumption of tea and coffee during pregnancy.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.








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