New research has found that pregnant women don't have to avoid drinking coffee for nine long months.

A study by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) found that moderate caffeine intake will not increase pregnancy complications.

The adequate amount of caffeine is 200 milligrams a day - what you would find in a 12-ounce cup of coffee, four 8-ounce cups of tea, five 12-ounce cans of soda or seven dark chocolate bars.

One study showed no increased risk of miscarriage or premature birth at low, medium or high levels of caffeine intake. Another study showed a higher risk of miscarriage only with more than 200 milligrams a day.

The Motherisk Program at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children currently recommends that women do not need to stop drinking coffee during pregnancy, but should avoid over drinking.