When women are pregnant, they must take special precautions in regard to the foods they eat and beverages they drink. While many studies warn pregnant women against excessive alcohol intake, pregnant women should also pay attention to their caffeine intake.
Caffeine is defined as a stimulant drug that increases heart rate and blood pressure. It is commonly found in coffee, tea, and a number of soda products. However, many people do not realize that caffeine is an ingredient in chocolate and many types of headache and cold medicine.
It is dangerous for pregnant women because of the stimulant effects on their bodies and their babies. If you or anyone you know has taken caffeine while pregnant, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.