Caffeine and Pregnancy
Too much caffeine isn’t good for you or your baby. Start trying to limit how much coffee, strong tea and soft drinks you consume. Water, 100% juice and milk are good alternatives that will provide you with more of the nutrients your baby needs.
Health Canada recommends that women of reproductive age consume no more than 300mg of caffeine per day.
|Food or Drink||Amount of Caffeine (mg)|
|Coffee (6 oz/200 mL)|
|Tea (6 oz/200 mL)|
|Some varieties of pop (one 12 oz can /355ml)||28-64|
|Chocolate bar (2 oz/60 g)|
Warning! Some herbal teas, such as Chamomiles, aren’t good to drink when you’re pregnant. Herbal teas generally considered safe if taken in moderation (2 to 3 cups per day): citrus peel, ginger, lemon balm, orange peel, rose hip. Stay away from teas with Aloe, Coltsfoot, Juniper Berries, Pennyroyal, Buckthorn Bark, Comfrey, Labrador Tea, Sassafras, Duck Roots, Lobelia and Senna Leaves.
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