This post was written by the littlecoffeeplace.com. Since drinking coffee while pregnant is a question many of us wonder about I was happy to share their site here.
By the time my fingers hit the keyboard to type this sentence, the second cup of coffee is flowing through my veins. I love the taste and feel of coffee so much I can barely start the day without one or two, or three… This is fine now, but when I was pregnant it did make me wonder if drinking coffee was healthy. As expectant mothers, we’re always asking ourselves these kinds of questions because we want our babies to be as healthy as possible.
It’s natural and good to ask these kinds of questions. Coffee is a healthy drink to have; especially in the morning and if we don’t over do it. However, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor first as with many other kinds of food just to make sure you can still enjoy some. There have been some studies which question coffee consumption during this time, but overall they are inconclusive.
One beverage which is totally safe though is decaf. Using the Swiss Water Process, scientists have been able to remove caffeine from the coffee, thus making decaf. The buzz is not the same, but any risks of coffee to a baby are removed.
To find out more, check out this article about both caffeinated and decaf coffee and pregnant women.