Tuesday, June 24

Too Much Coffee Can Lead to Miscarriage  

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I know this topic made headlines early this year but the reason I blogged about it because some women may not have read or heard about the news. Especially with some new soon to be mothers and of course with the recent "teen pregnancy pact"we would want them to have a healthy baby. Of course, Coffee Tickle wants everyone to have a great day and ultimately have a great life so here it is - something to protect pregnant women and I hope that extra knowledge can help.

According to study by The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "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." A 12-ounce tall Starbucks Coffee is around 260 mg so it's better to stay away from this just to be safe.

Pregnant women should try to give up caffeine for at least the first three or four months, said the lead author of the study, Dr. De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.

Yes, it may be hard for coffee drinkers to stop drinking abruptly and it may cause coffee headaches and I can understand this. This has been part of your daily routine and just like any other drug, it would be hard to give up coffee. But to be on the safe side, pregnant women just have to be extra disciplined and just look forward to the day your baby is born and the day you drink coffee again.

Just an advise: Coffee, of course, is really addicting and if pregnant women can't give up coffee maybe they could just cut their intake in half or just take decaf coffee. Hope this somehow helps pregnant women. You can do it!

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