Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Birth Outcomes

Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Birth Outcomes

Coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverage consumption has continued to increase over the past several decades. Is there a link between maternal caffeine consumption and birth outcomes? A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition from Ireland in 941 mothers and their newborns found that birth outcomes were negatively associated with maternal caffeine […]

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Caffeine and Miscarriage

Caffeine and Fertility

Some studies have found a link between daily caffeine consumption and reproductive difficulty. A recent NIH sponsored study from the University of Ohio reported that both men and women who drink more than two cups a day of caffeinated coffee, soda, or energy drinks before they get pregnant are nearly twice as likely to suffer a […]

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Your Lifestyle Affects Your Fertility

Lifestyle Effects on Fertility

A recent paper in the January issue of Fertility and Sterility continues to point to the negative effects of smoking, weight extremes, alcohol use, and stress on pregnancy rates in women who are attempting to conceive. Tobacco Smoking, both in increased frequency and duration can lead to a delay in conception of more than one […]

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Diet and Lifestyle Issues While Attempting to Conceive

Caffeine and Fertility

Although a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper diet, is important for general health, it is not necessary to abstain completely from caffeine and alcohol while trying to conceive. On the other hand, extremes of weight and cigarette smoking have been shown to be detrimental to people trying to conceive. Here are common diet and […]

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