Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy


You may want to start your day out with the strongest stuff Starbucks has to offer, but it’s important to watch your caffeine intake during pregnancy. Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it raises both blood pressure and heart rate. And both of these effects can be especially detrimental during pregnancy. There have been many studies that looked at the risk of miscarriage with caffeine consumption. However, the results are not clear. While large amounts of caffeine are generally discouraged, many doctors say that one 12 ounce cup of coffee a day is perfectly okay. Each pregnancy is different, however, and it’s always best to talk to your doctor first.
Review Date: 
November 4, 2015

Last Updated:
November 9, 2015