The Latest on Caffeine and Pregnancy

April 25, 2008 | Leave a Comment

While reports suggest that around 80 percent of miscarriages happen because of chromosomal abnormalities, a recent study by Kaiser Permanente suggests that women in early pregnancy who drink a cup and a half of coffee each day have a greater risk of miscarriage than those who don’t drink the stuff.

Although there is no proof that the occasional dose of caffeine is harmful, there’s no evidence that it’s completely safe, either. So if you’re the precautionary type, you might think twice before downing that morning latte.

Other reasons to curb the habit: Caffeine is a stimulant and a diuretic, so it inspires a lot of trips to the ladies room and stops you from snoozing when you need to.

FYI, you’re not out of the woods if you eschew coffee. You can get just as jacked up on certain types of soda and tea.

Filed Under Beverages, Pregnancy Health | Posted by Erika Lenkert

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