What Pregnant Women Can Do
- Pregnant Women. Director of
Women's Health at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, Dr Tracy
Flanagan, had this recommendation for pregnant women who feel a need for
a daily "energy jolt":
"Learn to perk up instead with natural energy boosts like a brisk walk, yoga stretches, snacking on dried fruits and nuts."
you definitely need caffeine to get you going, try keeping it to one
cup or less a day. Avoiding it may be even better. Consider switching to
decaffeinated coffee and other decaffeinated beverages during your
pregnancy," she advised.
- Seek help from medical professionals.
- Turn to natural sources of energy.
The best way to avoid a negative behavior is to replace it with a
positive one. If energy is what you seek, find it through more
exercise, a good night’s sleep, and a nutritious diet.
(Resources for the Caffeine topic
Thomas J. Boud, MD, "The Energy Drink Epidemic,"Ensign, Dec. 2008.
Russell Wilcox, “Energy Drinks: The Lift That Lets You Down,” New Era, Dec. 2008.
See Sharon Worcester, “Energy Drinks Trends Alarm Some; No Data Back Safety,” Family Practice News, Feb. 1, 2007, 1.
See David K. Stevenson, “On the Caffeination of Prematurity,” The New England Journal of Medicine, Nov. 8, 2007, 1967-68.
See Clifford J . Stratton, “Caffeine—the Subtle Addiction,” Ensign
, June 1988, 60-61.
See Worcester, “Energy Drink Trends Alarm Some,”
See Sarah Kerrigan and Tania Lindsey, “Fatal Caffeine Overdose: Two Case Reports,” Forensic Science International, Oct. 4, 2005, 67-69.
James O’Keefe, MD, and Joan O-Keefe, RD, The Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle, 2006, 233.