Excess drinking of coffee during pregnancy may increase the chance of miscarriage.
In as much that coffee is one of the most consumed beverage around the world, health experts has warned mothers who are expecting baby to limit the intake of caffeine.
In two studies done in 2008 on the effect of caffeine linked to miscarriage showed two different result. One of the result reviewed that women who drink 200 mg or more caffeine daily are more likely to have miscarriage unlike those who do not consume caffeine.
The second result showed women who drink 200 mg to 350 mg coffee per day do not have miscarriage, but to be in a safer side and also the conflicting results, health professional advice pregnant mothers to reduce the consuming of coffee.
How Safe Is Caffeine
Most individuals who consume coffee knows the health benefit of caffeine in their body, caffeine has effect on energy level and focus.
Even though caffeine has good health benefit, they are some negative effect it has on pregnant women.
The Benefit Of Caffeine
Caffeine helps in stimulating the human brain and central nervous system, which help to sharpen mental alertness and stay awake.
it was also help to treat headache when it is use with pain reliever such as acetaminophen. Some caffeine beverages contain antioxidant compound that help in protecting cells from damage and decrease inflammation.
The Risk Of Drinking Caffeine During Pregnancy
Caffeine has good benefit in the human body but there are concerns that it may be harmful to pregnant mothers.
Metabolizing of caffeine is slowly in pregnant women, it take 1.5-3.5 times longer to eliminate caffeine from the body, caffeine can also enter the placenta and find it way into the baby bloodstream, which is highly alarming that it may affect the child's health.
American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists reports that low intake of caffeine may not increase the risk of miscarriage or preterm birth but some research suggest that intake of higher amount of caffeine may increase the chance of miscarriage.
Foods That Contain Caffeine
Caffeine is found in the food listed below:
- Cold and Flu remedies
- Energy drinks
- Soft drinks