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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Caffeine VS Pregnancy

Hey Ho!
Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha to all! How's the celebration? Good? No celebration? No lembu or kambing  to sembelih? It's ok...yang penting happy! As for me, i celebrated Aidiladha only with my baby hubby and my 2 brother hero as our parents are not here performing Haj (amin.. semoga mendapat haji yang mabrur). Quite a sad raya, but compensated with - WE WENT BACK TO MY HUSBAND's kampung! beraya sakan jugakla dekat Tampin tu..lotsa lotsa lotsa foods!

Hello Lembu, what a niceeee teeth yu have!

Eh, asal lain je topic dengan content? you go!

Why suddenly i talk about Caffeine VS Pregnancy?why oh why?jeng jeng.

Because, i LOVE COFFEE which contains CAFFEINE and now i'm 9 weeks PREGNANT!
clap clap clap! Alhamdulillah..Semoga menjadi baby yang soleh/solehah ok dan comel macaaaaaaammmmmm mommy ok? woot woot!AMIN!

                                                              Oh, caramel machiato :'(

What is caffeine? Senang cerita, it's a substance contains in coffee, tea, soft drink and even chocolates and its also one of the STIMULANT DRUG or 'psychoactive drug'. Jeng jeng, doesnt mean all of us is a drug addict ye. Jangan risau. huhu. It affects the central nervous system(sistem saraf pusat) in human and it restores the alertness. Yeah, thats explain why you drink coffee during your exam's week. Kan? Stay-up letewww ;)

In pregnancy, no studies shows that pregnant lady MUST AVOID caffeinated drink. But at least cut down the amount - from 3 cups of coffee per day (macam aku je tu) to maybe a cup a day or maybe none at all. Or make it less than 200mg/day or 12 oz cup of coffee. As for me, make it decaffeinated! wee, but its still a coffee at the end :( it's so hard...especially when you are DIE HARD FAN of starbucks! (sorry baby Hafiz, for keep asking you to give me a sip of your yummy coffee). Huhuhu

These are few reasons why preggies should avoid this lovely coffee! (based on few research done over the internet and books)

1) In first trimester (week 4-12 of your pregnancy), it increases risk of miscarriage (keguguran)
2) Double the risk of still birth (Bayi meninggal di dalam rahim ibu setelah kandungan berusia 24 minggu dan seterusnya)
3) Studies shows that newborn will have a faster heart beat and will keep spend time awake more in few weeks of life (penat lah papa mama ye.)
4) In pregnant lady, you might suffer from anemia or kurang sel darah merah. Because, caffeine contains substance called PHENOLS that reduce the iron absorption in your body.
5) Caffeine causes insomnia! and faster heart rate. Dahlah berdebar nak bersalin, berdebar2 sbb banyak caffeine dalam badan pulak. hhuu

Amount of caffeine in common foods and beverages

coffee, generic brewed8 oz95-200 mg
coffee, Starbucks brewed16 oz (grande)330 mg
coffee, Dunkin' Donuts brewed16 oz211 mg
caffé latte, misto, or cappuccino, Starbucks16 oz (grande)150 mg
caffé latte, misto, or cappuccino, Starbucks12 oz (tall)75 mg
espresso, Starbucks1 oz (1 shot )75 mg
espresso, generic1 oz (1 shot)64 mg
coffee, generic instant1 tsp granules31 mg
coffee, generic decaffeinated8 oz2 mg

black tea, brewed8 oz47 mg
green tea, brewed8 oz25 mg
black tea, decaffeinated8 oz2 mg
Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea latte16 oz (grande)95 mg
instant tea, unsweetened1 tsp powder26 mg
Snapple16 oz42 mg
Lipton Brisk iced tea12 oz5 mg

Soft drinksAmountCaffeine
Coke12 oz35 mg
Diet Coke12 oz47 mg
Pepsi12 oz38 mg
Diet Pepsi12 oz36 mg
Jolt Cola12 oz72 mg
Mountain Dew12 oz54 mg
7-Up12 oz0 mg
Sierra Mist12 oz0 mg
Sprite12 oz0 mg

Energy drinksAmountCaffeine
Red Bull8.3 oz77 mg
SoBe Essential Energy, berry or orange8 oz48 mg
5-Hour Energy2 oz138 mg

dark chocolate (70-85% cacao solids)1 oz23 mg
milk chocolate1.55-oz9 mg
coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt8 oz2 mg
hot cocoa8 oz8-12 mg
chocolate chips, semisweet4 oz53 mg
chocolate milk8 oz5-8 mg

So. i think me myself need to slowdown. Yeah, i've improved a lot! Goodluck Iznee and Coffee!hehehe

Da ...