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Friday, January 21, 2011

Why Caffeine is Bad for Pregnant Women

Friday, January 21, 2011
Before pregnancy, every morning you drink coffee or tea so that the body more energized. There was no problem whatsoever, nor felt any dependency. You just like the taste, right?, not addiction. However, it turns out caffeine content in tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks and some drugs for headaches, colds, and allergies are advised to be avoided during pregnancy.

Consumption of 300 milligrams of caffeine or more a day by pregnant women may increase the risk of pregnancy complications. Indeed there has been no research on the safe limit caffeine consumption during pregnancy. However, suggestions from the National Institutes of Health, should be no more than two glasses per day with a caffeine content of less than 300 mg.

Here effect of caffeine on pregnancy:
* Influence the baby's breathing and heartbeat in the womb through the placenta.
* Increase your heart rate and metabolism of pregnant women.
* Pregnant women are so hard to rest.
* Can trigger anxiety or stress due to increased hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine.
* Many of urination due to diuretic properties.
* Create gastric acid increase and make sore.
* Loss of body calcium.
* Contains phenol, making difficult the body absorb iron which is needed by the body during pregnancy.
* During pregnancy, your body takes longer to remove the caffeine. Effects of caffeine will be longer for the mother and fetus.

Essentially, because there is no any nutrition from caffeine during pregnancy, should avoid it.

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