Do women need to stop drinking coffee when they are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding?
No. The Food Standards Agency advises that pregnant women should consider 200mg of caffeine a day (equivalent to 2-3 cups of coffee per day*) a safe upper limit. Some studies have suggested that levels of caffeine intake over 200mg per day may be associated with a low birth weight, and in some cases miscarriage. Furthermore research has shown that drinking moderate amounts of coffee does not have an adverse effect on fertility.