Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | 06:36 WIB

What Happens when Expecting Mothers Drink Energy Drinks

Many energy drinks contain caffeine (meetdoctor)

JAKARTA, NNC - Experts have warned pregnant mothers to avoid drinking energy drinks. Some people even wonder whether the seemingly harmless energy drink should be avoided during pregnancy. Are energy drinks really safe during pregnancy?

Energy drinks contain lots of vitamin B, carbohydrates and of course, caffeine. Are carbohydrates and vitamin B harmful during pregnancy? No, but caffeine is not very good during pregnancy. Therefore, it is not recommended to energy drinks during pregnancy.

As reported by Boldsky, the website mentioned there are more than 200mg of caffeine in a span of 24 hours is bad for health. If you have a habit of drinking coffee or eating pastries containing caffeine, you have already gotten too much caffeine. Energy drinks will load you with caffeine.

Although some people may think that drinking enough energy drinks may not be harmful, it is advisable to avoid them during pregnancy. The reason is, the amount of caffeine varies from one brand to another and moreover the overall caffeine content in your overall diet may be unknown.

Although there are studies that claim that too much caffeine is bad during pregnancy, there is not enough research done on energy drinks during pregnancy.

In effect, the drink may also contain sugars that give undesirable calories that can lead to fat accumulation and blood sugar problems.

Does this affect the fetus? Well, too much caffeine can even affect the growth of the fetus and can cause palpitations in the mother's heart. Therefore, it is better to avoid energy drinks at least during pregnancy.