Monday, January 21, 2008

New Caffeine Pregnancy Report

Currently the general recommendation for pregnant women is to keep their caffeine intake under 300 mg daily. But a new study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that pregnant women who consume 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day — the amount in 10 ounces of coffee or 25 ounces of tea — may double their risk of miscarriage. At the least, pregnant women give up caffeine for at least the first three or four months.

Don't fret too much is you still have the occasional coffee though, “Moderation in all things is still an excellent rule,” Dr. Westhoff said. “I think we tend to go overboard on saying expose your body to zero anything when pregnant. The human race wouldn’t have succeeded if the early pregnancy was so vulnerable to a little bit of anything. We’re more robust than that.”

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