I love my morning wake-me-up coffee. But I'm pregnant — can I still have my morning cup of coffee? – Dipti Check with your doctor about having caffeine during your pregnancy. One cup of coffee is usually OK, but it's best to not have more than that. It's hard to know exactly how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee. The total can depend on things like the brand of coffee and the size of the cup. Studies show that getting more than 150–200 milligrams (about 1–2 cups of coffee) of caffeine a day during pregnancy may not be healthy. High amounts of caffeine during pregnancy has been linked to problems with a baby's growth and development. To help you cut back on caffeine: First, limit coffee to one or two cups a day. Start mixing decaffeinated coffee with regular coffee. Then, stop drinking the caffeinated coffee. Don't forget that caffeine also can be in: other foods and drinks, such as tea, chocolate, and energy drinks some medicines Back to Articles Related Articles Pregnant or Breastfeeding? Nutrients You Need Learn which nutrients you need while pregnant or breastfeeding, and easy ways to add them to your diet. Read More Pregnancy & Newborn Center Advice and information for expectant and new parents. Read More Eating During Pregnancy To eat well during pregnancy, your extra calories should come from nutritious foods that contribute to your baby's growth and development. Read More Pregnancy Precautions: FAQs Moms-to-be have a lot of questions about what's safe during pregnancy. Keep your sanity by knowing what you can - and can't - do before your baby arrives. Read More Breastfeeding FAQs: Your Eating and Drinking Habits Here are answers to some common questions about what breastfeeding mothers should and shouldn't eat and drink. Read More Staying Healthy During Pregnancy During your pregnancy, you'll probably get advice from everyone. But staying healthy depends on you - read about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.