Monday, 10 December 2012

Drinks to Avoid During Pregnancy

After going through much research, below are the overview of drinks to avoid while going through pregnancy:
Avoid Unpasteurized Drink
Risk: Unpasteurized drink contain Listeria bacteria that may cause miscarriage or harm the fetus
Unpasteurized Milk

Avoid Alcohol Drink
Risk: Once start drinking, a person may continue drinking and it's very dangerous to the fetus. Alcohol have a risk to cause fetus with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) meaning difficulty in learning and many other problems.

No More than 150 mg per Day for Caffeine Beverage
Risk: To avoid miscarriage.
To find out more drinks on caffeine content, feel free to visit http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database
A rough guide: 6 oz = 200 ml
Starbucks Grande
Coffee (16oz)
400 mg
Dr Pepper (12 oz)
37 mg
7-11 Big Gulp
Diet Coke (32 oz)
124 mg
Green Tea (6oz)
40 mg
Oolong Tea (6oz)
55 mg
Black Tea (6oz)
110 mg

In some culture, here are the list of "cooling" drink to avoid especially during 1st trimester pregnancy:
- Coconut Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Watermelon Juice

Resources:
http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/drinking-alcohol-during-pregnancy
http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/caffeine.html
http://www.thefragrantleaf.com/caffeine.html

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