Caffeine is considered a psychoactive drug, meaning that it changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, or consciousness. It is the most widely consumed drug in the world and is most commonly found in coffee, tea, and chocolate. Caffeine is one of the very first things to be cautious with once you see that positive pregnancy test. Trying to figure out whether you can have caffeine when you are pregnant can be confusing. Understanding how caffeine affects your body, and how it is processed will help you to determine whether you are comfortable enjoying some caffeine when you are expecting. Some common questions are: Can you consume caffeine during your pregnancy? Does caffeine affect your baby? How much caffeine is okay when you are pregnant? This episode answers these questions, dives into all of the details on caffeine and pregnancy, and talks about what the research says about caffeine consumption when you are pregnant.
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