Monday, January 21, 2008

Caffeine and Miscarriages

"What the study found
-- Women in early pregnancy who drank 200 mg or more of caffeine every day - the equivalent of about 1 1/2 cups of coffee - had roughly twice the risk of miscarriage as women who drank less caffeine or none at all.
-- The greatest risk from caffeine was in the second eight weeks of pregnancy.
-- Where the caffeine came from - coffee, tea, soda or some other beverage - did not make a difference in the risk."

5 comments:

Glenna Marshall said...

What made you decide to post this? Just curious.

Kellye said...

I thought I would post this article because it was in the news yesterday, it was one of the most popular google searches and, I have had several friends who consumed a lot of caffeine during their pregnancy.

Glenna Marshall said...

oh, okay. :)

MelanieStarr said...

It blows my mind how many women are willing to drink so much caffeine during pregnancy. Such a risk. And diet sodas are even worse for the baby.

Glenna Marshall said...

It's probably because many women are told they can drink two cups of coffee a day while pregnant. That's what I've heard, anyway.