Expecting a baby is an exciting time for all new mothers! The idea of being one step closer to holding your bundle of joy is a feeling like no other. Pregnancy can be challenging, especially when it comes to getting enough sleep. While reaching for a cup of coffee to power through the day may seem tempting, it's important to be aware of the associated risks of caffeine during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, consuming caffeine during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight, and developmental delays in the baby. But no need to go cold turkey. In this blog, we will explore some healthy alternatives to coffee you can enjoy during pregnancy.
How Drinking Caffeine While Pregnant Can Affect Your Baby
As discussed in our last blog, “caffeine is a stimulant found in many beverages and foods consumed by millions of people worldwide. It's generally safe to drink,” but caffeine affects pregnant women more because they will metabolize the caffeine slower. As a stimulant to the nervous system, it can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, potentially leading to health issues for your baby. To ensure your baby's well-being, limiting your caffeine intake to about 200 mg daily is suggested.
Best Coffee Alternatives to Try During Pregnancy
We understand that giving up coffee during pregnancy can be challenging, so we made this helpful list of delicious coffee alternatives to drink during pregnancy and beyond. FigBrew offers a variety of caffeine-free and plant-based options that are safe and healthy alternatives to coffee for expecting mothers. The best part is they brew just like regular coffee, making them convenient substitutes that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Our fig coffee can be prepared using various methods, including French Press, drip, pour-over, and K-cups. These alternatives allow you to continue savoring the taste and aroma of coffee without the risks associated with caffeine.
For Those in Need of Some Caffeine: FigBrew Coffee Supplement or Mellow Mix
FigBrew Coffee Supplement is designed to make your favorite coffee healthier by moderating the acid & caffeine. Just replace part of your favorite coffee with our coffee supplement for a low-acid, low-caffeine version. For those who are looking for a premixed solution, FigBrew’s Mellow Mix offers a perfect half-caff solution. Blending our organic coffee supplement with organic coffee in a 1:1 ration, Mellow Mix provides a smooth and rich flavor while minimizing caffeine & acid. It's an ideal choice for pregnant women seeking an alternative to coffee without sacrificing taste or quality.
For the Cold Turkey Caffeine Avoiders: Try FigBrew's Coffee Alternatives
If you prefer to cut back entirely on caffeine, our award-winning Figgee is the ultimate option. Made with pure roasted figs, it delivers a rich and robust flavor and offers plenty of health benefits, including essential vitamins and antioxidants that support your baby's development. Figgee is gluten-free, vegan, and low in sugar, making it a safe and delicious alternative to regular coffee.
For Hot Chocolate Lovers: Figgee Cacao
For hot chocolate lovers, we present Figgee Cacao, which combines roasted figs with fresh cocoa beans. The added benefit of organic cacao provides a satisfying chocolatey taste for any craving! It also provides excellent nutritional value for expecting mothers. Studies show that “with the added magnesium and vitamin B, cacao helps regulate blood pressure,” reduces morning sickness, and promotes heart and brain health. It also boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation, contributing to overall well-being during pregnancy.
For Chai Tea Fans: Figgee Chai
If you're a fan of chai tea, our Figgee Chai is another fantastic choice. Although chai traditionally has some caffeine, FigBrew’s Figge Chai is a caffeine-free blend that combines roasted figs with organic chai, incorporating spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom for a flavorful experience. Ginger and cardamom can alleviate gut pain and indigestion, while hai tea is a good source of hydration and can help pregnant women maintain their water intake.
For the Earthy Type
Lastly, our Figgee Beetroot coffee alternative is made with roasted beets and figs giving it a sweet and earthy flavor. Like our other coffee alternatives, Figgee Beetroot offers numerous heart health benefits and helps lower blood pressure. Additionally, it boosts the immune system, keeping you and your growing baby protected from illnesses.
So, whether you choose to go cold turkey or drink the recommended amount of caffeine, there's a wide range of delicious and healthy alternatives to coffee at FigBrew that you can enjoy during pregnancy.