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There are 6 comments on Caffeine and Pregnancy

  1. Very interesting article I am a little confused about the findings with women who consume more than 300 mg of caffeine though and their decreased risk. Did I read that incorrectly or with any readers be able to help me out with understanding that ?

    1. There was no evidence of a dose-response relation between caffeine consumption and miscarriage. Women who consumed 300 or more mg of caffeine during early pregnancy did not have an elevated risk of miscarriage. The authors mention that the results should be interpreted with caution — if the association were causal, they would have expected to see a dose-response relation.

  2. Is caffeine consumption safe during pregnancy?
    Ans by – Sara Morgan, RPh, Gideon Koren, MD, FRCPC, FACMT, and Pina Bozzo

    Que – I have a pregnant patient who experienced a miscarriage in the past and who has asked me whether her consumption of 2 cups of coffee per day could have caused it. What should I tell her?

    ANSWER

    There are conflicting data on the fetal safety of dietary caffeine consumption during pregnancy, particularly at levels of 300 mg/d or greater. Although it is difficult to assess the risk of spontaneous abortion with caffeine consumption, most of the data do not suggest an increased risk of adverse pregnancy, fertility, or neurodevelopmental outcomes with caffeine consumption of 300 mg/d or less from all sources. Therefore, consumption of 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day is not expected to be a concern.

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