Coffee contains caffeine, which is one of the most popular stimulants, but it has multiple risks for pregnant women.
Therefore, it is recommended to consume it little or avoid it during pregnancy.
Pregnant women are generally advised to reduce their caffeine intake to less than 200 milligrams per day.
In this article we will show you some important damages of coffee to pregnant women!
DAMAGES OF COFFEE TO PREGNANT WOMEN
High caffeine intake during pregnancy has been shown to limit fetal growth and increase the risk of low birth weight and a higher risk of chronic diseases in adulthood, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The following are the most important damages of coffee to pregnant women if consumed in high quantities:
- Increase the number of times you urinate, which causes a drop in fluid levels in the body and can lead to dehydration.
- Caffeine crosses the placenta and reaches the baby, and although a pregnant woman’s body can handle the amounts of caffeine, the fetus cannot do so as it is considered immature enough to metabolize caffeine, which increases the risk of premature labor.
- It increases blood pressure and heart rate being stimuli.
- They can cause changes in the fetus’s sleep or movement patterns in the later stages of pregnancy.
- Reduces iron absorption by 60-90%.
- It can cause a miscarriage.
- It can cause birth defects or premature labor.