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Insomnia During Pregnancy

Caffeine can stay in your system for many hours after you consume a caffeinated beverage. This is one of the most common causes of insomnia. Before you try other strategies to reduce your insomnia, it would be practical for you to stop drinking caffeinated beverages after lunch.

The effect of caffeine on miscarriage, a baby's birth weight, and other pregnancy outcomes is a hotly debated topic. Very high amounts of caffeine can pose problems to a developing baby. Modest amounts of caffeine, though, appear to be safe. The most common recommendation is that pregnant women not exceed 300 milligrams of caffeine per day, the approximate amount in three cups of coffee--but that amount may still affect your sleep.


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