With pregnancy the insecurities on food, the "prohibited" ingredients, the many theories, myths and advice, and the consumption of coffee and caffeine do not escape Checklists doubts about future moms.

What do scientific entities say about coffee consumption in pregnancy?

O American Journal of Obstetrics & Ginecology - AJOG - advises pregnant women to reduce caffeine consumption, and this should not exceed 200mg daily.

This recommendation, in addition to coffee drinks, also includes other ingredients They contain caffeine in their composition and whom the pregnant women can not forget - energy drinks and soft drinks, the so tasty chocolate and even in some medicines and supplements.


If you are pregnant, and what makes you happy is really a good coffee, creamy and ground on time, know that 1 espresso It has only about 100mg of caffeine, according to the type of coffee and its mode of preparation.

If it still prefers not to risk, coffee decaffeinated It may be a good option, although, and contrary to what it may seem, the decaf also contains caffeine, since extraction techniques do not completely eliminate it, although it is in a fairly lower quantity, with only 2mg per coffee.

Choose to avoid energy and soft drinks, which beyond caffeine are saturated in sugars and artificial preservatives, and complete the remaining daily caffeine with a tea or beautiful chocolate bonbon.

In the case of breast-feeding, As in the pregnancy stage, caffeine ingested by the mother is passed on to the baby, and for the same reasons, it must reduce its consumption, whether or not coffee drinks or any of the products rich in caffeine.

Regardless of the recommendations, you should always consider your doctor's instructions first.