Caffeine and Conception

Posted by: lucy in WellnessPregnancyNutritionglowingGlow Mama on

coffee.jpgFinally, some real answers... They have just released the results of a new medical study (done with the help of 1,000 San Fran /Bay Area pregnant women) that came up with some scary findings.  They concluded that consuming more than 200mg of caffeine a day can doublethe risk of miscarriage!    

But how much is 200mg of caffeine?   Well, here's the caffeine levels in some common drinks (and other things we consume)...       

  • Starbucks "tall" coffee                                     240mg
  • 2 Excedrin extra strength tablets                     130mg
  • Can of Redbull                                                  76mg
  • 8oz cup of black tea                                         47mg
  • Can of Diet Coke                                               47mg
  • Hersey's chocolate bar (1.5oz)                         9mg
  • 12oz bottle of Glow Mama                                0mg

The short lived fix/buzz definitely doesn't seem worth the risk to me.   That's why Glow Mama has 0mg of caffeine per bottle. 

Any good tips for those looking to quit the caffeine?

Link to the Jan 21st NPR article.


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written by Rhoanna Stanhope, January 29, 2008
I remember that my baby jumped around in my stomach so much after a coffee when I was pregnant - even a hot chocolate made her do a somersalt!!!
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