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Research suggests that moderate caffeine consumption (less than 200 milligrams per day) does not cause miscarriage or preterm birth. That’s the amount in one 12-ounce cup of coffee. Remember that caffeine also is found in tea, chocolate, energy drinks, and soft drinks.

Caffeine can interfere with sleep and contribute to nausea and light-headedness. Caffeine also can increase urination and lead to dehydration.

See Nutrition During Pregnancy for more on what to eat and drink while pregnant.

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Published: October 2020

Last reviewed: October 2020